You may be surprised to find that the music you are listening to is affecting the way you taste your wine!
With the likes of Jo Burzynska leading the charge, we’re certainly intrigued more each day about the importance of music selection to enhance our wine tasting experience.
In a nutshell, in the same way we associate arbitrary characteristics to our wine (such as body, length, depth etc.), so too do we make these connections within different music (such as dynamics, pitch, timbre etc.). By complementing particular characteristics between the ear and the palate, we create a multi-sensory experience that brings new and exciting life to our wine!
So next time you’re sipping on the silky, dark-fruited, Central Otago Peregrine Pinot Noir, consider plugging in to the second movement of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto. You’ll be greeted with rich harmony from the low strings, and the wine’s savory notes accentuated by the lyrical piano line.