A 2013 North Coast Pinot Noir from Ramsay Wines
& the 1971 studio release “Ram” by Paul McCartney
We’re going to let Celia Ramsay have most the words on this pairing.
“Even though I know how to use a Smartphone, I’d still rather go dancing than watch television, and I find nothing more satisfying than singing with my friends next to a fire. We are here so briefly that missing a single opportunity to connect with people seems a crime. That’s why we drink wine – it softens the hardness of the day, and loosens our tongues so that we may confide in a friend, share the day’s events with a spouse, or sparkle with a lover over a romantic dinner. This is why we are alive – to be together.” –Celia Ramsay
We’ll just add that this album & a most delicious Napa Pinot Noir as this makes a fine accompaniment for any life anytime, anywhere.
A 2014 Girl & Dragon Malbec from Mendoza Argentina
& Mike Doughty “Stellar Motel” also from 2014
It was a truly crazy night. There was a girl and a dragon and we were all in a Stellar Motel……. it’s concepts like this that I would imagine are why Mike no longer partakes of the wine but hopefully he can appreciate how this story might have ended happily. lol
Girl & Dragon Malbec has the slogan on the bottle of “Be Fearless” and I would say it makes a great slogan for Mikes’ music as well. If you’re not familiar with his work you owe it to yourself to check it out. It makes for the perfect soundtrack for parties as this pairing initially described.
This is a very nice Argentinian Malbec as many of them are. It took quite some time for it to truly open up. I mean literally it needed to breathe for about an hour before it truly revealed itself. A bit of patience and persistence yielded a really nice Malbec.
Here’s to unleashing your inner dragon!
A shadow slips over the land, as the day turns to night.
Glittering stars turn on, one by one; the dragon has taken flight.
Down below, a girl awakes. Her heart beating; his wings beating.
He searched the world for her. And now they soar as one