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'Zilla Wine and Tunes Pairing

The two essential elements of the CORKZILLA experience – Wine and music – in a pairing. Our signature feature will continue in 2013, but we've decided to take a break from the grind of producing thoughtful pairings on a monthly basis. Please look for an archive page highlighting our pairings from the past coming soon. Cheers!

What We're Listening to

Keith Richards, "Crosseyed Heart," Republic Records

Gary Clark Jr., "The Story of Sonny Boy Slim," Warner Brothers Records

Warren Haynes Featuring Railroad Earth, "Ashes and Dust," Concord Records

Jason Isbell, "Something More Than Free," Southeastern Records

Phish, "Live Bait Vol. 11" (free digital download)

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, "Chasing Yesterday," Sour Mash Records

Neil Young, "On the Beach," Reprise Records

Massive Attack, "Protection," Circa Records

D'Angelo and the Vanguard, "Black Messiah," RCA Records

Brokedown in Bakersfield, "Live!," Little Sur Records

Ryan Adams, "Ryan Adams," Pax-Am Records

Rich Robinson, "The Ceaseless Sight," The End Records

Jack White, "Lazaretto," Third Man Records

The Wayne Shorter Quartet, "Without a Net," Blue Note Records

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'Zilla's Weekly Wine and Tunes Pairing

By Ben Heskett

CORKZILLA will delve into the blues and possible pairings in a column shortly, but I stumbled upon this gem from the Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Band with Warren Haynes and had to share it.

What am I currently drinking with it as I watch the beautiful guitar interplay between Haynes and Trucks? A Samuel Adams Noble Pils. It's hot out here in the Bay Area and it's the perfect beverage for the occasion.

I would say a hearty red, such as a value Cabernet Sauvignon or a Malbec, could go well with such a compelling version of "Comin' Home," one of my favorite songs. Check it out...

By Joe Colgan

This week CORKZILLA would like to give you a little taste of Spain. I'm going to recommend a wine previously mentioned on a earlier 'Zilla posting, the 2008 Cortijo Rioja Tinto, with a sampling of the The Maestro, Andre Segovia...

The Cortijo Tinto is a Tempranillo blend hailing from the Rioja region. It's a easy drinking and very affordable wine with some fruit forward cherry & pepper. A little bit of mineral flavour in there as well. Very nice drinkablity for the price.

Segovia, born in 1893 in the Andalucia region, is widely considered the preeminent classical guitarist of the 20th century.  His playing and technigue has had a profound affect on how I listen and play music. I recommend a very comfortable chair, feet up, and a glass of the Cortijo Tinto (or your favorite wine from Spain) while listening to the Master performing in his native Espana. Let's throw in a little Manchego too...  A great trifecta for a taste of Spain.



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