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Friday, November 5, 2010

Jackson Browne & Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Jackson Brown has always been one of my favorite troubadors. He’s an excellent guitarist, but he excels at lyrics. All of the selections below are acoustic versions. Listen to the version of “In the Shape of a Heart,” a song overflowing with emotion. The first time I heard the acoustic version, it reduced me to tears. His soulful voice just conjures up a certain despondency over a broken relationship. But he does have a playful side as you’ll see in the video version of Free Bird. It’s good music to help you unwind from the week. Enjoy!

In the shape of a heart:

These Days: 


Just Say Yeah:

Running on Empty:

Opening Farewell with Bonnie Rait:

Your bright baby blues:

Something fine:

For Everyman:

Take it Easy:

I am a Patriot:

The Drums of War:

Looking East: 

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is supposed to be the quintessential Marlborough, New Zealand SB. It runs between $30-$33.00 a bottle, so technically, it’s out of my price range. But on a recent business trip, I had the opportunity to try it. Its aromas are characteristic of the region with lemon, grapefruit, and pineapple nuances. The palate combines a touch of grapefruit with orange and lime zest along with balanced acidity. It’s crisp, clean on the finish, and refreshing. But it’s price is bothersome. Is this wine better than Whitehaven SB ($21.00/bottle) or Kim Crawford ($18.00/bottle)? I don’t think so. It’s a good wine, but about $10.00 overpriced. But should you run across a bottle, by all means, try it. Meantime, I’ve got a bottle Kim Crawford that should be chilled to perfection, so it’s time to kick back and listen to the soulful sounds of Jackson Browne and let the week unwind.


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