Music to Wine to

Food and wine ... both pleasing, and appeal to the sensation of taste and smell. What about  your connection to wine and music? Good food, good drink and good music should be enjoyed and shared together.

Can hearing a certain kind of music enhance the taste of wine? Does music set up the brain to respond to a certain wine?  According to the studies of Dr. Adrian North, music psychologist, there is a strong connection! Professor North states, his studies could lead retailers to place  music recommendations on their wine bottles....essentially while drinking a certain wine, you should listen to a certain music. North conducted market research in liquor outlets, which suggested people were five times more likely to buy a French wine, than German, if French music was being played in the background. Subliminal suggestion? 

Occasional Notes is about to find out as we take our pianos out into the world of wine tasting in Calgary. A sample of our playlist is:

  • "I Still Call Australia Home" - to be performed while sipping  - Wolf Blass Riesling

Written by legendary song writer, and Aussie - Peter Allen, enjoyed with the taste of the`Australian  heartland.

  • Sittin`on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding 

To be performed while relaxing to California Chardonnay - sunny and relaxing.

  • Nessun Dorma`from Puccini`s opera Turandot

Any Valpolicella Full bodied,savory, rich in history.

  • I Dreamed a Dream , Les Miserable 

The taste of France with Chateauneuf du Pape

  • Over the Rainbow ( Eva Cassidy's version)

Any Merlot....don't know why.