Pairing Wine and Music - Share in the Fun


“If you're feeling what I'm feeling come on, all you soul searching people come on.”
- Delta Spirit

In an effort to share in the fun of Wine and Music pairing, I would like to open this week's pairing to suggestions from others.
The album title “Ode to Sunshine” and artwork for this band are clearly a great fit for the Wine sect. To add a little incentive, the first 2 people to respond with their own pairing ideas will receive a complimentary copy of the debut album from Delta Spirit album.

As a pairing reference, I was in Santa Cruz this weekend and picked up a few local treats - I enjoyed the Delta Spirit album with both a 2004 Sones Petite Syrah and a 2004 Nuamann Estate Merlot. Both were purchased at Santa Cruz local wine guru Vinocruz.

: Delta Spirit is a San Diego based 5-piece band known for their energetic performances and for their live incorporation of unconventional instruments such as trash can lids. The song included with this post is titled “Trachcan” and it's the band's debut single. The guy with the glass of wine in the album artwork is Dr. Thomas Payne, who is the uncle of Delta Spirit lead singer Kelly Winrich.

Delta Spirit's debut album was released this week on 38 year old Massachusetts based label Rounder Records. Rounder's most recent success was the duet “Raising Sand” by Allison Krauss and Robert Plant which has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and has gone on to receive numerous awards and nominations.


Adam Rabinovitz is Senior Director of Retail Marketing at IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music industry. IODA distributes music from over 4000 labels, representing over 50 different countries and over 170 different genre styles.

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  • AdamL

    The upbeat song made me want to go sit outside in this beautiful weather we're having in NYC and drink a nice South African Chenin Blanc like the Raats Family Original

    Aug 28, 2008 at 4:54 AM

  • evalon

    i love the idea of pairing music with vine
    any ideas for the chaconne - by j.s.bach

    Aug 29, 2008 at 7:38 AM

  • Yarden Wines

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    Further down the scale, however, prospects are grim. Too much wine is being produced for too few buyers….

    Sep 20, 2008 at 3:13 AM

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