WINE & MUSIC PAIRINGS
Doesn’t matter if it’s leftovers on Tuesday, an important Saturday night dinner, or just “kick back time” in your favorite chair –
with Virgin Wines, you’ll always have the right wine and music cued up.
WINE: Rolling Stones Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Please allow us to introduce the 50th Anniversary edition of our custom crafted Merlot. It’s Rock n’ Roll in a bottle. Fill your glass, turn up the volume, and enjoy the taste of the Rolling Stones.
WINE: The Waxed Bat 2017
Opi Sadler’s Waxed Bat is an ultra-rich blend of Shiraz, Malbec, and Cabernet. It’s also one of our most popular reds – with its smooth-n-spicy black fruit flavors, it’s as big a crowd-pleaser as Meatloaf’s Bat Out of Hell (aka, one of the most successful rock albums ever).
WINE: Lobo e Falcao 2016
Lobo e Falcão waaay over-delivers in the flavor department. It’s the kind of blockbuster, New Wave red that’s putting a BIG spotlight on Portugal. So if you’re Hungry Like The Wolf on the label, rock the rad tunes of some 80s New Wave legends, starting with Duran Duran.
WINE: Saserello 2016
X (on the label) marks the spot for a seriously ROCKING wine night. Crack open gorgeously fruit-forward, 93-point Sicilian red blend, Saserello. It’s a name with “rock”-worthy roots, so we’ve lined up some killer classic rock tunes for your listening pleasure.
WINE: Bambera de Barbadillo 2017
Bambera de Barbadillo is a BRASH, beguiling, seductive Tempranillo blend that will transport you to the sultry south of Spain. This is the birthplace of Flamenco, where the maestros of Spanish guitar beat out dizzying rhythms with a shout and a stamping of their feet. Olé!
WINE: The Police 2016
With one breath, with one flow – you will know – Synchronicity. The Police’s classic Synchronicity serves as inspiration for this smooth-as-hell red blend. Fill your glass, turn up the music, and share the taste of Synchronicity.
WINE: Affogato Red Blend 2017
The Liantonio family named this delicious blend of inky-dark Nero di Troia, aromatic Negroamaro, and berry-packed Primitivo after a popular Italian dessert. Let Frank, Tony and Dean-o fill the air as you sip on this baby – it’s a damn sweet way to end (begin?) an evening.
WINE: Rex Mundi Cuvée Cathare 2016
Beware Rex Mundi, evil god of chaos and inspiration for our black-as-sin Syrah blend. Served up by a master of deep, dark wines, this is a bewitching blend suitable for your next Black Sabbath … just don’t forget to give Ozzy an invitation.
WINE: Black Crown Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Robert Parker calls Charles Smith “a brilliant winemaker.” His equally genius Cab (from excellent 2016) has mouthfilling cassis flavors plus lovely toasty oak. Enjoy it with the Even Flow of our grunge/indie rock collection, a playlist befitting this Washington winemaking bad ass.
WINE: Anarquista Garnacha 2016
The winemaker behind this turbo-charged Garnacha is a bit of an outlaw, often flipping the bird Sid Vicious-style to the Old School of Spanish winemaking with his rule-breaking blends. Outrageously flavorful and dangerously drinkable, Anarquista calls for some serious punk anthems.
WINE: KISS Malbec
Over-the-top theatrics … fist-pumping anthems … the party’s about to begin! Rock and Roll All Night as KISS’s 45th Anniversary Malbec drives you crazy! Trust us. You’re gonna want to Lick It Up, preferably with a big steak.
WINE: Capital Z Zinfandel 2017
No need to ring Dr. Feelgood. This wine/playlist combo is about to Rock You Like a Hurricane. Capital Z Zinfandel is lusciously fruity, spicy, and a little over the top – exactly the kind of HUGE personality you need to be the ultimate Glam Rocker. Sipping it will be Nothing But a Good Time, promise.
WINE: Palacio de Menade 2017
Palacio de Menade is a wine that was born at one of the most Earth-friendly estates we know. One sip, and you’l think you’ve landed in The Age of Aquarius. So Turn, Turn, Turn that handy, flavor-sealing screwcap off and dive into some of our favorite Hippie Rock tunes.
WINE: Sunday Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017
It’s Easy Like Sunday Morning to get into the groove of mellow Yacht Rock – a feeling inspired by the breezy freshness of Sunday Bay Sauvignon Blanc. With its refreshing tropical style, it’s the perfect Escape (forget the Piña Colada), where every Careless Whisper is followed by a Tequila Sunrise.
WINE: Don Cayetano Chardonnay 2017
We were Under Pressure to make a playlist truly worthy of the “Don” of Chilean Chardonnay, Luis Felipe Edwards. Then we thought: who better to serenade The Queen of Whites than legendary glam rockers Queen? Don’t Stop Me Now, because this rich wine and Freddie Mercury’s fab voice WILL Rock You.
WINE: Bees Knees Chenin Blanc Viognier 2017
Back in the early days of jazz, The Bees Knees wasn’t a wine from a top estate … it was what you said to express utter awesomeness! Once you see how delish this Chenin Blanc blend is, you’ll understand the name – and why we picked a wildly playful mix starring all jazz’s early greats.
WINE: Sentiero dei Pini Pinot Grigio 2017
Sentiero dei Pini means “trail of pines” in Italian – it’s a Pinot Grigio that’s a fresh as an alpine stream, making us think of Leaves That Are Green, or those Alabama Pines. You don’t have to be a total nature nut to love the wine – or our funky, tree-themed playlist!
WINE: Le Prince de Courthézon Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 2017
Let’s Go Crazy with this Princely white from Châteauneuf great Thierry Ferlay. As the most awarded winemaker in the Rhône region, he’s truly an artist. So put on that Raspberry Beret and enjoy his masterful white with some of the greatest hits of another fantastic Artist … Prince.
WINE: Goldstrike Chardonnay 2017
Hey … you don’t need to be a Gold Dust Woman to love Goldstrike Chardonnay. So wake up from your Golden Slumbers, pour a glass, and cue up our most glittery playlist yet, which will prove The Golden Years of great California wine are just getting started.
WINE: La Roccaccia Verdicchio di Matelica 2016
When it comes to wine, Nothing Else Matters but how good it tastes. And this badass white delivers. It’s from a tiny commune in Italy called Matelica … so we couldn’t resist matching it up with some of Metallica’s greatest hits. This playlist will have you rocking through your second glass, trust us.
WINE: Fabulo Prosecco Spumante NV
Um, there’s NOTHING more fabulous than Prosecco + disco. Mirrorball spinning, Disco Inferno a-burnin’ … Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough of this far out fizz release from the famed Botter family. It’s the perfect bottle to pop open when you really want to Celebrate Good Times.