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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wine Time

Posted by on Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 5:24 PM

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.


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Posted by cb on July 4, 2013 at 4:48 AM · Report this
The best wine song of all time:
Posted by Transpo guy on July 4, 2013 at 10:17 AM · Report this
There are plenty of rap songs that mention champagne...…

Posted by Jen in Spokane on July 4, 2013 at 11:41 AM · Report this
Bree Mckenna 4
@2 Loving this song! @3 forgot about all the champagne rap!
Posted by Bree Mckenna on July 4, 2013 at 1:28 PM · Report this
you can't list 'Strawberry Wine' by somebody else and totally neglect my alltime favorite song by My Bloody Valentine!!…
Posted by aiff on July 4, 2013 at 9:43 PM · Report this
Fnarf 6
No, THIS is the best wine song -- "Little Ole Wine Drinker Me" by Dean Martin:…

If you don't like that one, try his "Hey, Brother Pour the Wine":… (warning, this is terrible).

Mrs. Fnarf instantly says "Wine Me Up" by Faron Young is best, and upon reflection she is right as always:… (the great Don Rich playing fiddle in the middle)

"Red Red Wine" by UB40 is a catchy little number. Neil Diamond's version (he wrote it) is pretty good too:…

Early Hollies on "Honey and Wine", written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King:…

Don Ramon y su Orquesta get spicy Pachuco-style with "Wine-O Boogie":…

If you need your jump blues in English, try Big Joe Turner's "Wine-O Baby":…

Shame that Machito and his Afro-Cubans's "Bop Champagne" isn't on the 'tube. Maybe you can find it somewhere.

Lastly, try "The Days of Wine and Roses" sung by Blossom Dearie, since I can't find the Sarah Vaughan version on Youtube:…
Posted by Fnarf on July 6, 2013 at 7:48 PM · Report this
Red Red Wine by The Replacements:…
Posted by JamesonF on July 7, 2013 at 2:07 PM · Report this
Carlos Rossi by E-40 is a wine anthem!…
Posted by Midnight5nack on July 7, 2013 at 9:42 PM · Report this

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