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By Fayeruz Barbari My fiance and I were running late for a dinner. We never show up to dinner parties empty-handed, and if we arrived empty handed and late? That's just tacky. We dashed into a store to pick up a bottle of wine. The shelves...

By Pete Jordon I was thinking of legendary wines the other day and entertaining thoughts of herbs, raisins, caramels, oily nuts, toffee and other tastes and scents of the season and how they all come together in a fine bottle of Madeira wine. This mood and...

By Tre Gibbs As the days grow longer and warmer, as spring's initial beams of hope metamorphose into summer's glorious promise, one not need look any further than our wine cellars and CD collections to truly celebrate the wonderful season that's waxing it's way into our...

I knew I was on to something with this wine and music idea of mine, but I was not quite sure how to describe this unique pairing idea to others. How do I explain why it makes sense to pair a fine 2001 Dolce Late...

If you have never watched this HBO series, you might wonder what kind of soundtrack a dark, comic drama about funeral directors might sound like. The short answer? It is pretty good! Nina Simone's "Feelin' Good" is a perfect, spine-tingling opening. This track alone cries out...

I had the pleasure of seeing Inara George's live show at The Echo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, as the Monday night featured performance. Songs from her album, "All Rise" have been featured on KCRW's "Morning Comes Ecclectic." At first glance, you might mistake the...

How do you pick a wine to stand up to the performance of the L.A. Philharmonic conducted by John Williams, one of America's premier composers, in a compendium of his accumulated works? What other modern day composer has touched the lives of so many...

With the DVD release of Chris Botti Live: With Orchestra and Special Guests, Oregon's favorite son succeeds in launching Pop Jazz to heights traditional pundits once declared as unattainable. In the follow-up to his 2005 gold-certified To Love Again, Grammy-nominated trumpeter Chris Botti clearly establishes...

Simply cool, unusual and soulful. The debut U.S. release by Camiel on Rendezvous' label is exactly what we are looking for here at WineandMusic.com. It is sophisticated with an edge and creates a mood that goes great with fine wine and good friends. Pair it...

With the release of Kyle Eastwood's "Paris Blue" comes one of the most anticipated jazz albums of the year. In the follow-up to his 1998 "From Here To There," Eastwood emerges as one of the most versatile jazz musicians of his generation. "Paris Blue" combines hard...