Weekends of Wine and Music

Event round-up for wine enthusiasts and music lovers for the weekends of Sept 9 and Sept 16 in the Mountain View/ Los Altos areas. See the #3 for an atypical wine tasting experience.

In addition to the WineWalk and the Art & Wine Festival, we’re highlighting a brand new type of event, premiering at the Los Altos Tasting Room on Sept 16: A wine pairing like no other.

If you have followed us for any length of time you know we have an affinity for wine and music. So we’re pretty excited about these big events coming up in the next two weekends.

1. Mountain View Art & Wine Festival (Sept 9, 10)

This two-day event takes over Castro Street from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 9 and 10.) Lots of good music, gourmet food and of course, wine and artwork. For us, we’ll be on the job interviewing local wineries for our WineWednesday web cast series.

Admission is free. More information is available here.

2. Wine Walk (Sept 16 — daytime)

Downtown Los Altos stores will be hosting some of your favorite local wineries at the Downtown Los Altos Late Summer Wine Walk 2–6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.

You can enhance your shopping experience with wine tastings from a number of local vineyards.

Wines will be available from Portola Vineyards, Russian Ridge, Fernwood, Creekview, Domenico, Greyscale, Wildeye, PRIE, Wrights Station, Roudon-Smith, Guglielmo, and Muccigrosso.

Tickets are $35 in advance through Eventbrite.com or call 650–949–5282.

This event is organized by the Los Altos Village Association.

3. Wine and Live Music Pairing Experience (Sept 16 evening)

You know how a good wine and food pairing can elevate the flavors in both the wine and the food? Well, science posits that a similar interplay happens between our tastebuds and our ears!

Research shows that music affects the way we taste wine, and numerous publications have written about it since, including SFGate, Wired, Telegraph, Huffington Post. Based on these, we’ve been pairing wines with songs every week on our WineWednesday show since January. We are now partnering with local Byington Vineyard & Winery to take this concept to our live show.

It’s a unique event where we will take you on a wine tasting journey to experiment with how the music affects your tasting of a selection of Byington wines. Do some songs bring out the citrus flavors while others bring out the melon? Do the darker, angst ridden songs make one wine taste better than the others? In this interactive concert and tasting, we will try it all out together.

Sound science or myth? We’ll let you decide for yourself at the event. What we can guarantee is a very memorable, entertaining experience.

And each ticket includes:
 — Wine Tasting (flight of 5) 
 — An additional glass of wine of your choosing 
 — A free copy of our album “Perfect Strangers”

Tickets are $40. Or for more information, you can click here. Hope to see you there!

Here’s our WineWednesday episode at the Los Altos Tasting Room:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzQtAGJcSWo

About the Los Altos Tasting Room:

The Tasting Room is owned and operated by the Byington Vineyard and Winery. We will be partnering with the Byington team to bring you a very unique night.

About us:

We are a Los Altos based jazz-pop duo. Our sound is an eclectic mix of jazz, pop, classical and rock influences. We’re often compared to early Norah Jones, James Taylor, and The Civil Wars.
We also host the following shows:
- WineWednesday show on YouTube 
- Bay Area Musician on KZSU 90.1 FM