Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Opera + Wine

Pair your favorite operas … with wine. You’re welcome!

L’Elisir d’amore + Bordeaux.
This is a bit of a no-brainer, as Dulcamara cons our comedic hero into believing the bottle is actually the Elixir of Love, but this ultra-drinkable blend of grapes makes for a perfectly romantic evening. In the end, the guy gets the girl, you get the perfect glass of wine, and everyone lives happily ever after. Try Chateau de Camarsac for only $13.99 a bottle!

La Traviata + Champagne.
Given the countless parties we see in Acts One and Two, champagne is a perfect fit! A nice Spanish Cava such as Berberana would pair well with Don Giovanni's flamboyance and is only $9.99 a bottle.

Le Nozze di Figaro + Cabernet Franc.
A bit lighter in color than the more popular Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, is an easy to drink red, while keeping the same intensity and richness your used to. This light-hearted, passionate wine pairs well with the equally light-hearted story of Figaro and his bride Susanna. Enjoy a bottle of Chinon Cuvée Signée, or two, with Mozart’s comedic classic at only $12.99 a bottle.

La Cenerentola + Rosé.
The story of Cinderella, complete with step sisters and flowery Rossini coloratura, pairs well with this fruity pink blend. We suggest trying Chateau La Tour Sainte Anne at only $12.99 a bottle. Sounds like the perfect girly combination!

Don Carlo + Super Tuscan.
Love. Death. Betrayal. Human Sacrifice. This opera isn’t for the faint of heart and neither is this rule-breaking red wine blend from Tuscany. You’ll need something dark, rich and a little tart to go along with the Grand Inquisitor scene, one of the most perfectly composed and dramatically fraught scenes in the operatic repertoire. To satisfy, try Renieri Inverto at $15.99 a bottle! 

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