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Friday, March 7, 2014

Dominic Miller & Newton Red Label Cabernet Sauvignon

Dominic Miller is a little known, but fabulous Argentine-born English guitarist who has played on every Sting album and tour since 1990. In fact, he’s co-written many of Sting’s songs, including “Shape of My Heart.”

He was born March 21st, 1960 and lived in Argentina for the first ten years of his life. His family moved to Wisconsin for two years then settled in London. He comes from a musical family and became a serious guitarist by the age of eleven. He has studied at London’s Guildhall School of Music as well as Boston’s Berklee College of Music.

His influences are diverse ranging from classical guitarist John Williams to Lindsey Buckingham to the late Jerry Garcia. If you didn’t know about him before this blog entry, I recommend you download some of his work with Sting as well as his solo stuff. He’s gem.

Fragile/Bring on the night:

I suggest trying the 2010 Newton Red Label Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon ($16.00 at Costco) as you listen to Dominic’s music. The wine is deep purple in the glass with aromas of blackberries and herbs. The palate follows with more blackberry, cassis, a bit of toasted oak (not overpowering) and tannins that don’t suck in your cheeks. My wife and I think this is one of the best cabs we’ve had in a long time. The price varies, as at my local wine shop it was selling for $26.00, so Costco was definitely a find. And paired with Dominic Miller, it makes for a very nice evening by the fire.


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