This post was sponsored by Cambria Winery as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence central, and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
After a busy week, there’s nothing quite like relaxing with a nice glass of wine. You probably already have favorite things to pair it with–perhaps a wedge of Brie with your chardonnay or a square of exquisite chocolate with a robust red. But have you ever tried pairing wine with music?
As you can see, the winery’s vast and verdant expanse provides a stunning inspiration. Kalei also drew on the rolling morning fog that blankets the valley and the gentle mountains surrounding it.
Cambria Wines estate-grown vintages sing with different flavors like grapefruit and ripe berry, and Kalei’s music layers melodies to translate those tastes into sound.
Now, I thought I knew wine — I love a good tasting — but to listen to music specifically created to accompany a glass was an incredible experience. Just as the flavor of Chardonnay hit my tongue with bright notes then opened up to a more complex taste, so did the harmonies of the Chardonnay Shanty.
I’d never before given much thought to how music could amplify the taste of wine. It’s almost as if your ears and your taste buds are on a journey together, transporting you from your living room or bathtub until you can almost feel the warm California sun peeking over the green mountains and smell it warming the rich soil beneath your feet.
Kalei has done the same thing with his Pinot Noir Waltz, starting in a minor key to reflect the gentle first taste of the red but finishing with rich layers of sound and the earthy twang of a banjo. What began as a soft, mellow expression elevates to a jaunty, joyful whirlwind celebrating the rustic earthiness of the vineyard’s harvest.
The result of this Notes of Cambria song and wine pairing is a whole-body, exciting experience that will leave you both giddy and refreshed, your palate as well as your mind deeply content and at peace.
Try it for yourself by finding Cambria wines at a store near you then listen to the music. You will never look at wine the same way again.