I’m sure Members will know our fantastic Senior Sommelier Nelson Pari, who has no doubt guided you through our wine list at 67 Pall Mall in the past, however we invite Members to evening of music and wine, as Nelson puts his musical hat on for the evening…
It seems that when a particular wine and piece of music have the same intrinsic mood, they complement each other; wines taste smoother, whereas when it’s a mismatch they can taste harsh, astringent and ultimately not pair overly well with the surroundings or the atmosphere.
Taking this into account, what is the connection between Bordeaux and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody? Mozart and Brunello di Montalcino? Can a certain piece of music really change the structure of the wine we are enjoying?
Critics, scientists, professors and wine experts have, in recent years, been exploring what the connection is between the art of winemaking and music, to the extent that many have attempted to code a new way to understand both worlds…
Join Trinity Laban College graduate, Nelson Pari (MMus) for a journey through the most famous pairings created by critics and wine experts alike, such as Tim Atkin MW and Paolo Scarpellini, as well as winemakers such as Paradiso di Frassina and Montes Alpha among many more. As a brilliant sommelier and an incredibly talented guitarist, we couldn’t think of a better person for the job…
The Masterclass will run as follows:
Part 1: Wine and Music Pairing
- 2018 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand) paired with Lorde’s Buzzcut Season (pairing by Paolo Scarpellini, Sound Sommelier)
- 2017 Francois & Jean-Marie Cherrier Sancerre Les Renardieres (Loire, France) paired with Debussy’s Jardin Sous La Pluie and Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise (pairing by Dr. Charles Spence and Dr. Qian Wang)
- 2017 Feudi di San Gregorio Fiano di Avellino (Campania, Italy) paired with Dave Brubeck’s Take Five (pairing by Tim Atkin MW)
Part 2: Winemaking and Music
- 2013 Il Paradiso di Frassina, Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany, Italy) paired with Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor
- 1997 Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon (Colchagua, Chile) paired with Jimi Hendrix’s All Along the Watchtower
Part 3: The Perfect Pairing
- 2003 Chateau Mont-Perat (Bordeaux, France) paired with Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody (pairing from The Drops of God vol1 by Tadashi Agi)
- 2017 Fondo San Giuseppe Fiorile Albana (Romagna, Italy) paired with The Beatles’ Tomorrow Never Knows (pairing from Wine and Vinyls by Maurizio Pratelli)