History of Heavy Metal

  1. The History of Heavy Metal in 9 Wines / Part 3

    The third & final part of Tom's History of Heavy Metal in 9 Wines... If you missed the previous blogs from the series, read Part 1 here & Part 2 here. Continue reading

  2. The History of Heavy Metal in 9 Wines, Part 2

    Tom's wine journey through the history of Heavy Metal continues,  with big headliners both in terms of artists and wines. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970) There is nothing complex about this. It must be a single variety (from Birmingham). Uniquely Tony Iommi, the guitarist, had to loosen his guitar strings due to an accident in metal factory, creating the classic Black Sabbath 'off tone' sounds (dark and moody) while the lyrics play to the suicidal adolescent post-love male. No compromises. Continue reading

  3. The History of Heavy Metal in 9 Wines - Part 1

    I've hosted tastings pairing wine to art, sculpture, cars, clothes, lamps, horse pictures, Marvel characters, Bond movies, rugby players and sex aids but coming up with suitable line-up for 'The History of Heavy Metal in 9 Wines', an idea spawned drunkenly in Bordeaux in May, was quite a challenge. I deliberately steered clear of the obvious choices - i.e. Motorhead's Shiraz or AC/DC's 'Thrunderstruck' Chardonnay, from the same site that event offered Slayer 'Reign in Blood' Cabernet! Continue reading

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