By Ben Heskett
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.