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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Rodrigo y Gabriela and Bodegas Beronia rioja Reserva

Rodrigo y Gabriela (Rodrigo and Gabriela) are a Mexican musical duo who live in Dublin, Ireland and have a unique fast rhythmic acoustic style. Rodrigo Sanchez plays the lead while Gabriela Quintero plays and pounds out some incredible rhythms. The duo met in Mexico City while playing in the thrash band Tierra Ácida, but grew frustrated with the limited scope of the domestic music scene, so they moved to Dublin where they met considerable acclaim. They gained a cult following playing Dublin’s bars and busking on street corners. Although their style is something like an eclectic flamenco, their main musical influences were Metallica, Megadeath, and Slayer, all heavy metal and rather unexpected. Very cool style. I think you’ll like them.


Stairway to Heaven:



Diablo Rojo:

Juan Loco:

Late Show Performance: 

Buster Voodoo:

Hora Zero:



The Letterman Show:

It’s only right that I feature a Spanish wine with Rodrigo and Gabriela, so tonight’s selection is #52 on the 2010 Wine Spectator top 100 wines, the 2005 Bodegas Beronia Rioja Reserva. It 90% Tempranillo, Spain’s noble grape, augmented by a touch of Mazuelo and Graciano. Bright red color with a nose full of red raspberry, red currants, and fresh baked bread. The red fruit dominates the flavor with a full mouth feel and firm tannins. It’s a juicy wine that makes your mouth water for more. Just like the music of Rodrigo and Gabriela. Enjoy!


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