This post was sponsored by Cambria Winery as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Earlier in the summer, I wrote about how certain foods remind me of moments in my life. The same is true of music. When I’m listening to the radio and a song from college comes on, I can almost smell the cheap beer, smoke and heavy cologne of late-night parties. Or I can feel the heartbreak of former loves and the comforting touch of my friends. It is amazing how your senses are so in tune with your memories.
The flavor of wine can do the same thing. Whether you are familiar with the intricacies of wine-tasting or not, you definitely know that one sip can make you feel something. You may not think in terms of balance, acidity or palate feel but sipping wine can invoke feelings such as happiness, contentedness, or comfort and it is all done through the senses of taste and smell.
Turning flavors into sounds
The folks at Cambria Winery wanted to take these feelings a step further and involve your sense of hearing through music. They challenged musician Kalei Yamanoha to create two unique musical compositions based on Cambria’s Benchbreak Chardonnay and Cambria’s Benchbreak Pinot Noir. He drew inspiration from not only the high quality, immensely flavorful wines but also from the Cambria Estate in Santa Maria, California and conversations with the winemaker, Denise Shurtleff. Yamanoha took this inspiration and created the “Chardonnay Shanty” and “Pinot Noir Waltz”. Check out the process and hear the songs in this 4-part video series Notes of Cambria:
The perfect pair
Just like you and your spouse are a great combo, these songs pair perfectly with Cambria’s Benchbreak wines. See where you can find Cambria Wines and experience it for yourself! Pour a glass for you and your sweetie, relax and listen as “Chardonnay Shanty” and “Pinot Noir Waltz” bring Cambria’s Benchbreak Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to life.
Free wine printables
Download and print the timeline for each wine/song pairing and start a conversation. What do you hear? What do you taste? How does it make you feel?
The Notes of Cambria series inspired me to create this additional printable for you. Click on the image to download and print your own copy.