Wine of the Month: Feb 2021
WINE OF THE MONTH
La Vis Riesling, Trentino, Italy, 2018 (£17)
Thomas' Recipe Match:
Bruce’s Album Pairing:
Cloth (Cloth, 2019)
Glasgow band Cloth’s self-titled debut album is incredibly moreish, much like the La Vis Reisling. Crisp and delicate with a beguiling complexity, this intense aural(/oral) experience makes perfect sense both on warm summer evenings, and in cosy living rooms during the winter months. Cloth’s music is richly textured and meticulously well-structured. One of those rare instances where an album represents truly great feats of musicianship, production and engineering in equal measure. Stunning.
Anthony’s Movie Match:
Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974)
Dry, fruity and much more complex than it first appears. The film - not just the wine! Coming hot off the heels of the Civil Rights Movement, this searing comedy is not only a loving homage to all things American, but a powerful symbol of how joy, laughter and irreverence can overpower hate and division. And don’t worry if you hate Westerns - it basically rips them a new one.