The Best Wine When Listening to Classical Music
If you love wine and classical music, you know that they go very well together. There isn’t one wine that’s perfect for all types of classical music, there are actually quite a few. When it comes down to it, it’s all a matter of taste. Do you like red or white, dry or semi-dry? To make the most of the wine-classical music combination, we have found that matching the wine’s country to where the composer lived does the trick. It sets the ambience and creates the perfect setting for your favorite composer.
Here are 5 composers and the different types of wine we recommend for each:
1. Antonio Vivaldi – Venice, Italy
You can’t listen to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons without Italian wine. When it comes to wine, Italy is definitely the place to be, and with every region having its own special wine – you might as well go for Venetian wine for this.
We recommend this sparkling Berlucchi if you are a Champagne lover. It’s not Champagne officially, but it is very similar in taste and very good.
2. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Russia
Don’t raise a brow at Russian wine! Russia has much more to offer than just Vodka. Try the Saperavi of Fanagoria, a perfectly balanced red wine for a romantic evening or just a relaxing evening alone listening to The Nutcracker.
3. Johann Sebastian Bach – Germany
Germany has quite a selection of different wines to offer. We recommend Riesling Kabinett for a very aromatic white wine that is full of flavor.
4. Fryderyk Chopin – Poland
Chopin was born in Poland and even composed his first piece there, but he also lived in France for quite some time. It depends on what you’re listening to exactly, and where it was created, so you’ll have to get a bit creative.
There really is so much to recommend when it comes to French wine, from Pinot Noir to Chardonnay – the possibilities are endless! You can easily find a French wine in any local wine shop, so we’re going to keep things interesting by recommending a Polish one.
Now, this isn’t a traditional wine really, but it’s definitely worth a try! It’s called Nalewka Babuni Raspberry Wine.
5. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Austria
Austria also has quite a few interesting wines to offer and here is a sweet dessert wine to end your evening: Alois Kracher Welschriesling Trockenbeerenauslese.