I just got back from a wedding in northern California wine country, where everyone I met was knee-deep in the wine business. Therefore, all the conversation and wedding gossip was geared towards grapes, label designs, who had the most expensive bottles, grape stressing, and all kinds of weird wine-making stuff, instead of the typical band and music drama that I'm used to hearing about. AND did you know that International Wine Appreciation Day was this week?? This was brought to my attention via SoCal's experimental psych project Ether Feather post of their new song "Crisp White Wine."
I got to thinking about it and realized that of all the alcoholic beverages, wine may have spawned the inspiration for the most songs (or, at least, decent competition for all those classic rock and country songs inspired by whiskey.)
To name a few:
"I Drank the Wine" - Murder City Devils "Strawberry Wine" - Deanna Carter "Half Full Glass of Wine" - Tame Impala "Summer Wine" - Nancy Sinatra "Red Wine, Mistakes, Mythology" - Jack Johnson "Blood Red Wine" - the Rolling Stones "God of Wine" - Third Eye Blind "Red WIne, Success!" - Cold War Kids "Spill the Wine" - War "Champagne Supernova" - Oasis "Cracklin' Rosie" - Neil Diamond (Rosie is not a girl, she's a blush wine!)
Not much that I could think of in the hip-hop realm, though.