For this blog, I chose to pair wine to music! I’m excited as it’s a complete first for me! The chosen song is “Rainin’ In London” by the talented Jennifer Lauren.
This is a tricky song to pair with wine. On one hand, the chorus is light and bubbly with its slight electronic sound and catchy refrain. Sparkling wine comes to mind. You can almost hear the bubbles fizz and pop. Even the vocal harmonies towards the end of the song resonates a light and airy vibe.
On the other hand, both the lyrics and Jennifer Lauren’s voice have a melancholic tone. When I think melancholy, I automatically think Red Wine.
I decided either a Blanc de Noir, a white sparkling wine made from red grape varieties, or a sparkling rosé would pair nicely to this song.
I ultimately chose Louis Bouillot Perle d’Aurore Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé which contains the red grape varieties Pinot Noir and Gamay, as well as the white variety Chardonnay.
This wine is made using the traditional champenoise method. It is salmon coloured with aromas of brioche, field strawberries, ripe raspberries, delicate floral notes, and clementine. On the palate, it is light and dry with strawberry flavours, grapefruit, a touch of red delicious apple, and a slightly bitter finish. This wine would pair well with a fresh summer salad that contains walnuts, goat cheese, and berries.
With her raw talent and catchy tunes, Jennifer Lauren is sure to have a bright future in the music industry. Feel free to follow her on Instagram.
This was a fun challenge and I look forward to writing more out-of-the box blogs in the future.
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