VINOMUSIC: D'Angelo and an Aged Rioja

Music and wine should be paired. We call this VINOMUSIC.

The most influential R&B album since Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. (Yup, we went there.)

This masterfully arranged redefinition of R&B blends jazz and soul while D’Angelo’s voice at times sounds like a magic instrument making a uniquely beautiful sound. To appreciate the nuances of this album listen to it all the way through with a pair of great headphones, and like a great wine take your time with it. Each song opens another realm of sound with unexpected pops and surprises of notes that wouldn’t make sense if done by anyone but D’Angelo. A timeless album such as D’Angelo’s Black Messiah should be paired with wine that opens slowly. As the evening progresses with this album you will likely sink lower into your couch, your body will mellow and your soul will be transfixed on the sounds and tastes, creating an experience that will touch you for a long time.

Listen: Black Messiah by D’Angelo and The Vanguard Drink: 2001 Faustino I Gran Reserva Rioja