Jason Joyce
December 12, 2013 | Chalk Talk | Jason Joyce

Cellar Vibes

     It's not much of a secret that us winemakers drink plenty of coffee and beer to keep ourselves awake and sane during the harvest.  The other tool most often invoked to keep the body and mind moving forward is music.  The cavernous nature of a winery cellar, with its mix of concrete, steel and wood makes for a uniquely rich listening environment.  Full of soft reverb and warm low end.  Every harvest a few songs stick out, getting repeated often enough that they become intrinsic parts of the vintage.  I still can't drink any 2009 wines without hearing Basic Space on repeat in my head.  So in that spirit, here were the songs that most influenced the wines of 2013.


Blue Hawaii - Try To Be

Local Natives - Heavy Feet

Phosphorescent – Song for Zula

Mount Kimbie - Made To Stray

Glass Candy - Geto Iko Iko

King Krule - Easy Easy

Cults - High Road

FKA Twigs - How's That

Cvrches - We Sink

Lucius - Until We Get there / Don't Just Sit there 2 songs back to back on album


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@ Dec 27, 2013 at 4:34 PM
Many thanks for these. Been in heavy rotation round here for a week (in btwn Nat, Burl and Bing). Another fine blog entry, keep it up. When we gonna see 2013 vintage out here in the Natural State? Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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