Valentines Day Pairing! Sparkling Strawberries & Soul

A Special Valentines Day Pairing
The Reverend Al Green’s masterpiece “Let’s Stay Together” paired with a batch of fresh dipped chocolate covered strawberries & a
Cordon Negro Sparkling wine from Sant Sadurni D’ Anoia, Spain
for all the hopeless romantics!

Let’s Stay Together is a 1972 album by soul singer Al Green, and is the follow-up to his moderate success Al Green Gets Next to You. It was recorded at Royal Recording Studio, 1320 S. Lauderdale, in Memphis and was a success, peaking at number eight on the pop albums chart and became the first of six albums to peak at number-one on the soul album chart (where it claimed the position for ten weeks).

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Yours in a Simple Rhone!

2009 le Clos du Caillou Vieilles Vignes – Cotes du Rhone

Red Rhone Wine from the French Rhone Valley and “Women and Children First” by Van Halen!

Rock and Roll Royalty meet a Royal Rhone Valley Wine. Yes Indeed! Celebrating the triumphant return of a band that the universe has been missing for many years! Welcome back Diamond Dave and welcome back Van Halen! “A Different Kind of Truth” will be getting a pairing from us as soon as the vinyl copies are delivered! 😉

“Women and Children First” This is the first Van Halen album to feature all original band compositions. The opening track, “And the Cradle Will Rock…”, begins with what sounds like a guitar, but is, in fact, a phase shifter-effected Wurlitzer electric piano played through Van Halen’s 1960’s model 100-watt Marshall Plexi amplifier.

In a Simple Rhyme we set sail for the Rhone Valley!

Late for the Sky

“Late For the Sky”

A 2011 Yellow & Blue Malbec Tetra Pak paired with the Jackson Browne masterpiece “Late For the Sky”

Late for the Sky is the third album by American singer/songwriter Jackson Browne, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). It was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1975. It peaked at #14 on Billboard‘s Pop Albums chart. It is considered by many fans, critics and musicians to be his best and most influential album

Triple V – Vaughan, Violins & Vegantigua

Vaughan, Violins & Vegantigua

Perfect Temperanillo from Spain and a perfect recording produced by Quincy Jones. The voice of Sara Vaughan and a silky spanish red.
Yes. Yes. Yes.

The Allmusic review by Dave Nathan awarded the album four and a half stars and said that “these sessions catch Sarah Vaughan at her magnificent best. There may be claims of overdoing it or garishness. But her set of pipes and her willingness to use them dramatically, and sometimes coyly, to bring out the best of everything she sings brushes aside such criticisms as unjustified. Classic standard or novelty tune, she had full command of the vocal art”

Green Fairy Grace For the New Year

Absente Absinthe from Paris France & Steven Wilson’s Grace For Drowning
New Years Pairing! Happy 2012 Everyone

Grace for Drowning is the second studio solo album by Steven Wilson, producer, songwriter, and frontman of Porcupine Tree. It was released by Kscope Music Records on September 26, 2011.[1] The album received a nomination in 54th Grammy Awards for Best Surround Sound Album.

Ripples of Monastrell

"A Trick of the Tail" and a 2009 Spanish Monastrell from Yecla

A Trick of the Tail is the seventh studio album by the rock band Genesis and the first to feature drummer Phil Collins as full-time lead vocalist following the departure of original vocalist Peter Gabriel. It was released in February 1976.

Cavalino Blanco y Paranoid Blanco

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Cavalino Blanco 100% Agave Tequilla paired with Black Sabbath Paranoid, Clear Vinyl Edition.
Crisp clean white perfection!
If you dig Patron and would rather save a few bucks, this Tequilla is just as nice and an awesome buy!!

Apothic Red California Blend & The Cult – Ciao Baby

2009 Apothic Red Winemakers Blend from California
with The Cult’s 1989 release Sonic Temple

Double Fantasy pairing for John’s Birthday

A double pairing for John Lennon’s Birthday
“Double Fantasy” paired with a Taza Chocolate Mexicano (yerba matte) & a Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Chiarderi

“People say I’m crazy doing what I’m doing,
Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin,
When I say that I’m o.k. they look at me kind of strange,
Surely you’re not happy now you no longer play the game”

Las Rockas Warning!

2008 Las Rocas Garnacha from Spain – San Alejandro – Calatayud

&

Queensrÿche – The Warning
Side 2 = possibly one of the greatest progressive metal sides of vinyl ever

thanks to BackSpin Records for todays sweet purchase!