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Friday, December 2, 2011

Sungha Jung and Lois Gruner Veltliner

Sungha Jung, born 2 September 1996, is a South Korean professional acoustic finger-style guitarist who has risen to fame on YouTube, mainly through his South Korean audience. As of 2011, his channel had over 14 million views, with his videos getting a total of over 356 million views, as well as over 500,000 subscribers. If you follow his videos, you can watch him grow up. In his early years (of course he’s only 15 now), the guitar seemed to dwarf is tiny body, yet he still managed to play it like a pro. His repertoire is quite diverse leaning toward pop classics. I selected a few of my favorites, although you can find him all over You Tube. He’s quite a remarkable guitarist. Hope you enjoy his music.

Don’t stop till you get enough:  

I don’t usually recommend a wine when I’m reviewing a minor, but after hearing this kid kill the guitar…I need a drink. So, since his style is so listenable, I’m pairing him with a 2009 Lois Grüner Veltliner from Fred Loimer vineyards in Austria. The Lois Grüner Veltliner was produced using fruit sourced in vineyards near Langenlois and Kamptal and sells for about $14.00.

It’s kind of a cross between a Pinot Grigio and a Sauvignon Blanc with a bouquet of  lime, green apples, and fresh cut grass. The palate is dominated by tart green apple and citrus fruits, with both continuing through the clean, vibrant finish. This wine is wonderful for sipping while you’re writing your 800 page historical novel, of, in my case, a 300 page thriller. It’s nice, light, and playful, just like Sungha’s guitar. Enjoy!


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