Listening to Slayer? Try a Cabernet

    Hey, fellow wine lovers, before you open that bottle make sure you”’re playing the right tunes on the hi-fi to complement your palate. Because NPR reports that Cabernet Sauvignon, for example, goes best with angry ””music of darkness”” (not to be confused with the music of The Darkness). “I think everybody recognizes that music has moods,” vineyard owner/enologist Clark Smith told NPR about his music-wine theory. “Quite simply, I think that wines carry mood also ” and so the wine is acting like another musical instrument in the orchestra. If it’s playing in the wrong thematic mode, it clashes with the rest of the musicians.”
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    The thinking behind Smith”’s Cabernet/dark music theory is that rage-filled songs ””smooth out similarly aggressive tannins.””
    ””A $3 bottle of Glenn Ellen Chardonnay suddenly tastes superior to far more expensive wines, many of Smith’s subjects have found, when sipped while listening to the Beach Boys’ upbeat ”’California Girls.”’ Likewise, Sutter Home White Zinfandel ” generally unpopular when tasted without music ” is a favorite when testers are listening to the North Water Street Tavern Band’s polka-like ”’Milorganite Blues,”’ NPR reports.
    Other suggestions include something sultry like Ella Fitzgerald”’s “St. Louis Blues” with an Oaky Chardonnay or Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” with a Pinot Noir. So what wine goes best with Iron and Wine?