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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

What Wine with What Music?

Greetings All and Sundry!

This just in:

Dear Deacon,

I'm having some friends over for a barbecue and although there is a lot of information on what wine with what food, I can't find anything about what wine with what music. Please help!

- Sandor

Dear Sandor: You've come to the right place! What is with these pontificating, cracker wine writers who don't know Jack about music? Don't get me going...Anyway, here's the straight dope the Nosey Parkers and other wine wannabees won't tell you 'cause they can't!

The rules are very easy to understand:

Merlot and Celine Dion go well together for obvious and horrible reasons. If you have to ask why, see my other publication, Wine for Dix at

For AC/DC always drink a powerful Australian Shiraz. Keep it as young and high-octane as possible. The Deacon's general quantity rule applies here - 2 bottles per guest per hour.

Oz rockers Midnight Oil are another good choice for any powerhouse Shiraz. Stick with the albums where the brilliant Peter Gifford played bass. Anything else is just not lurch!

For Led Zeppelin any Bordeaux works well and fits with the band's expensive tastes. Failing that, you can serve Veuve Clicquot Champagne in complete safety.

Radiohead requires something inscrutable. I recommend an Argentinian Malbec with heavy oak toast flavours.

For Tom Waits, stick with a good Port or perhaps Madeira.

That's all the music you need and all the info you require for a rockin' good evening, barring the Celine which was a frickin' joke!

To all those in the know I say


You heard me.

Deacon Dr. Fresh


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