Music and wine – some reflections


Robert Slotover is a classical music agent with an abiding love of wine, particularly that made from obscure grape varieties. Here he muses on connections between his two great interests.

Music and wine? There seems to be a connection but what is it? Setting 'Lunchtime O'Boulez' [the British satirical magazine Private Eye’s music critic] aside, there have been attempts to marry wine and music both in the vineyard and tasting room. Rather a lot has been written about the effect of playing music to the grapes in the vineyard and to the wine in the cellar. Even more about...