Over & Over

So I’m in New York tasting wines for Wine & Spirits, which, while interesting on many levels, can be rather challenging in that I end up tasting hundreds of wines multiple times. I know, I know–I shouldn’t bitch, and I’m not. In fact, I find the exercise fascinating. But it can definitely wear you out. And for some reason I’ve had Hot Chip’s ‘Over & Over’ in my head all day long. Talk about repetitive stress injury (video below).

Also had the chance to try a wine from my birth year, a 1977 Kurt Darting Durkheimer Spielberg Riesling currently poured by-the-glass at Terroir in New York. The wine was surprisingly brilliant–I had thought it to be an off year, but this bottle was beautiful. Anyway, I’m a huge believer that one should, whenever possible, seek out birth year wines.

*If you’ve had a similar experience with a wine from your birth year, please feel free to share it in the comments.*

And in honor of this round of tastings…

In honor of this round of tastings…

My Name Doesn’t Change Very Often…

“…but it’s never been Don and Sherri”

Away from the wine, at least until later tonight when I suspect I’ll indulge plenty.

Here’s the video for one of my favorite tracks of this year (or at least from within the last year): Matthew Dear’s Don & Sherri. Fun, funky upbeat stuff…good for a long bike ride, not that I’m advocating the use of headphones while riding or anything. Dig the layered vocal effect!

The entire record, Asa Breed, is really excellent, and absolutely worth checking out (thanks to Guilhaume down at Terroir for turning me on to it! Like their wine, the boys at Terroir take their tunes seriously, playing only vinyl records of course).

There’s also a Hot Chip version kicking around; somebody’s homemade, erm, video is below: