I inverted the process today. I’ve thought about which music I would like to listen to with a glass of rosé in my hand, and quickly thought about pop music... but the experiment didn’t turn out so well. Certain rosés, when combined with overly melodic music, can turn out to be a bit too cheesy. I went over my record collection and took a good few out of their sleeves, pressed play and breathed in the Cupatge Dinamic Rosé made with Merlot and Syrah, but the combination didn’t quite work. That’s what sommeliers would call contrasted pairing; they’re there to prove just how important matchmaking is. Pop music with our Merlot and Syrah rosé: the floral and fruity undertones in the mouth give an energy and impact that pop music doesn’t need. I wouldn’t say that a rosé wine works with pop music. Both pop music and rosé wines have not gained much respect in each of their fields, yet both of them have a great many followers, they are both attractive, consumer friendly products.
Out of all the pop I’ve listened to that didn’t quite fit with the wine, Beach House was perhaps the band that least appealed to me together with the rosé. When I thought about the wine, I thought about sexiness, and this band doesn’t need any more sexiness. The so-called “dream pop” band takes a trip through psychedelia using organs, keyboards and pianos, sounds that are all too intense and evocative for the company of our rosé wine.
I stay on with Beach House, but I still don’t know what I want to listen to whilst drinking this rosé.