Com-Pairing Wine with Go-Go

DonnaSugarBearBeing a round-the-way- gurl and a former student of a famous performing arts school from Washington, DC can have its advantages like my Facebook page has infamous and famous celebs that message me and often times quite a many invites.

Another top-pick this week is Gregory “Sugar Bear” Elliott the founding member of Experience Unlimited (EU) go-go band. He asked last week, “How does a round-the-way girl know her way around wines”.  We all have dreams right? They manifest from thoughts and actions and make their way into reality. My writing took a quiet turn for a time and, now I’m beginning to expand on it more through blogging.

I was challenged to write about Go-Go and Wine some months ago.  The Corcoran Museum helped me out by the debut of the PUMP ME UP (see Wine Diaries) exhibit.  Wine and Go-Go they have shared subcultures because they are known for blending people and places together, and forming harmony. How appropriate this week’s wine selection too; Jam Jar, Sweet Shiraz, 2013 from the origins of Western Cape product of South Africa.  Having a hint of dark chocolate beautifully complex with a strong bouquet of  deep purple blush from the berry fruit family such as; blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.  These flavors harmonize like popping your fingers to a funky groove. The sales person suggested this wine for my blog page at S&R Liquors in NW (notable mention).  We smiled walking through the wine aisles while our minds took us back to reminiscences about old friends, block parties, and how we missed the familiar sounds of “Old School” music.  We both agreed that no matter how (young) we aged Go-Go music and other genres of music will always have their own unique sounds and make us pop our fingers.

Here is something special just for my “You Tube” lovers Mr. Vybz Kartel, a Jamaican rapper,

GO- GO WINE, song

Patti LaBelle at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, DC, March 26, 2013

So, I would have to say yes, Go-Go pairs well with fine wine.

Please check in and let me know what you think.

Cheers to you Sugar Bear for keeping Go-Go music alive and well.

Joy,

The Timid Palate

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