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Initial post: Jan 11, 2013 9:13:50 AM PST
Which beverages go with which music?

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 9:16:27 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 11, 2013 9:21:32 AM PST
I bought a 2006 Spanish Diego de Almagro Gran Reserva red wine.
Complex aromas of great character, with layers of fruit, wood and spice. Dry and warm on the palate with perfect tannic balance and a rounded, pleasant bouquet.
This wine is made from 100% Tempranillo grapes, typical of Spain.

I was wondering what music would be suited for this wine?

(I like Spanish red wines in general, because they have a heavier fruity taste than French wines.)
You might get the impression that I know stuff about wine - but that is not the case.

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 9:27:48 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 11, 2013 9:29:58 AM PST
Chris L says:
Hi Rasmus Oerndrup ,
we had a thread on this topic , or at least on favorite beverages ,
about 6 months ago -{ exact time I have forgotten } ,
however it was dominated by brand names of beers -{ not surprising }.

I prefer Irish whisky , though there is only a little Irish blood in me ,
{ and no whisky now , as its effect has worn off }.

To get in ahead of the beer lists I will state here that I prefer to drink Tea
when listening to most of my favorites in music , and even when listening for first time to new purchases.
Preferably Tea grown in Assam , and which is now harder to get at a reasonable price since the Hindustan Lever company
-{ owned by Unilever International }- sold their tea plantations in Assam ,
and are now selling a mediocre blend of teas grown who knows where which combined has simply a Generic tea taste ,
and no real character to it ...
think generic Baroque music compositions from the wanna-bees instead of the best compositions from the Masters of that era , and for various in later eras ... etc ...

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2013 9:52:03 AM PST
Ahmad says:
Ok, lets compile a list of our favorite beverages; I am sure KenOc will manage to come up with a game out of it :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2013 10:26:42 AM PST

As long as you don't smoke the tea I think you will be alright ;)

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 10:29:58 AM PST
For the Diego de Almagro red wine I decided for Mozart's piano concertos 18 and 22 with Imogen Cooper and luxurious accompaniment from the Northern Sinfonia on AVIE (an on-going complete? cycle). They go along well - although the wine isn't the best I have tasted - it's alright.
Mozart is a big deal to me :)

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 10:34:46 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 11, 2013 11:08:37 AM PST
speaking of tea,
I've been plowing through lots of it in the wet that is a pacific northwest winter.
Meeting a happily obsessed Tea man at his shop doesn't hurt.

He started both Stash and Tazo teas before settting out on his 'name brand" a year or so ago.
yeah, I go to the shop and it is about 10-12 bucks for a box of 15 bags, but is that really all that expensive in the long run?

as for coffee,
when in a part of town where there is a store, I do get stumptown coffee, but I won't go out of my way and stick to 'kicking horse' that they have at my local market.

Kicking Horse Coffee, Kick Ass, Whole Bean Coffee, 2.2 Pound

the smith tea is so much better than anything I have found on the shelves it is worth the 'errand". the stumptown coffee, not so much.

yeah, as long as I'm at it.
a pain in the rear to make. I use half and half so it really cannot be considered 'healthy' at all. but if I'm going to have any hot chocolate at all these days.

as for 'harder' beverages...
I had a six pac of rogue's Dead guy ale that skunked in my refrigerator for lack of interest. and I haven't had whisky or any other 'spirits' for years.

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 4:45:27 AM PST
HB says:
I have to eat and drink alcohol at the same time.
For Mozart lobster and Riesling.
For Beethoven rib steak and a good German beer
For Mahler and Richard Strauss, potato chips, clam dip and a quart of malt liquor.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2013 6:26:10 AM PST
MacDoom says:
I reserve the Riesling for Beethoven's acolyte Ferdinand.

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 6:36:29 AM PST
Wagner : Surgical alcohol

The Vienna Strauss family: Champagne

Steve Reich: a Coke
Philip Glass: Diet Coke

I like Irish coffee, but I don't know which music would suit it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2013 10:17:04 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 12, 2013 10:40:56 AM PST
Chris L says:
Thank you pJ for the recommendation !
and as for that price , it would want to be worth it !!
I do not buy Tea Bags , and I see he has loose leaf packs at slightly lower price ,
but still ... though I realize he will not be selling mediocre and worse grades.
I would like to visit his shop one day.
Rasmus ,
if I am remembering correctly I think I tried smoking it once at an age about the end of my childhood , pre-adolescence ,
and did not notice any effect !
As to whether I am "alright" or not is another matter , but if I have to pay Mr Smith's prices for it I am going to drink the stuff !!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2013 10:31:43 AM PST

You seem to be alright to me.... :)

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 10:38:32 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 13, 2013 8:56:37 PM PST
smith's tea bags are not made out of paper but some sort of mesh material that can be thrown right in the compost heap...
This adds to the cost no doubt. He is a complete obsessive tea 'kook' in a good way.

He did start 2 pretty successful tea companies before starting his signature brand.
stash is now kind of 'premium supermarket' style and Tazo was sold to Starbucks and is now 'their' Tea.

Portland, hot beverages and microbrews...

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 4:47:52 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 13, 2013 4:49:01 AM PST
Skaynan says:
Well, I didn't "get" Celi's Bruckner 9th, until one day I smoked some "stuff", was really high, and only then it clicked for me. Substances can do that, you know. Now I just love this recording, high or not ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2013 4:50:23 AM PST
....ah, so you are the guy who smoked Chris's tea...

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 8:56:36 PM PST
Chris L says:
Perhaps I should put out for a Contract on Skaynan ,
but as that would cost me more than some of Mr Smith's tea
I think he is safe for now ...

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 9:04:41 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 13, 2013 9:05:53 PM PST
check out steven smith's bio.
He takes his tea very seriously.

I'm telling you 'portlandia' is a docudrama...
Portlandia S1/S2 DVD 2-pack

the disturbing part is I fit right in.
actually I'm functionally in the western suburb of beaverton though I have a portland address.
It didn't break 30 F.yesterday or today....lots of tea being drank by this So Cal boy.....

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 9:05:31 PM PST
KenOC says:
My godfather was a fierce gentleman with a large white beard. He once said that the proper way of listening to Brahms was with a quart of warm beer.

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 1:34:59 AM PST
Beer and Brahms do go together nicely, all credit to your godfather, Ken!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2013 4:20:08 AM PST
Rasmus Oerndrup says:
{{Which beverages go with which music?}}

Music IS my beverage!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2013 9:13:31 AM PST
Does anyone have some spare crack so I can get into Celi's Bruckner 9th?
I'm sure just a few kilos will do it...

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 10:01:15 AM PST
I am sure you can find that somewhere here on Amazon, Rasmus.....;-)

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 10:26:07 AM PST
Skaynan says:
Crack won't do the trick. Celi's B9 is soooo slooooow.... :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2013 10:27:36 AM PST
...oh, yes.. of course: ..."world's largest selection"...

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2013 10:28:00 AM PST

Okay, then - do you have any opium?
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