Have you ever wondered how wine has influenced the arts? If you just search around for song titles with wine in them, or lyrics with the word wine, it’s amazing how many songs you can find about our beloved wine. We might have to have a wine song night here at Vinz Wining and Dining!
The first song that comes to my mind is “Summer Wine” made famous by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood in 1967. An oldie but goodie that has been recreated over the years by many artists in various countries. Another song that pays homage to wine includes, “Red Red Wine”. Neil Diamond composed this song and later a British Reggae Band, UB40, made it even more famous.
Two classic songs by Frank Sinatra must be included – one entitled, “I Will Drink the Wine”, and “It Was a Very Good Year”, by the crooner himself with the line, “…..now, I think of my life, as vintage wine, from fine old kegs.” How can anyone forget those?
Love was the focus of the song, “New Coat of Paint” by Tom Waits. The lyric in the song is, “Our love needs a transfusion, so let’s shoot it full of wine.” Even Elton John composed a song entitled “Elderberry Wine” with the line, “……feeling fine on elderberry wine.” Another very famous composer and singer, Bob Dylan, created “All Around the Watchtower”, after his motorcycle accident in 1966. “…..they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth, none of them along the line know what any of it is worth.” And, yet another among so many others not mentioned here, “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” by Billy Joel……“A bottle of red, a bottle of white, whatever kind of mood you’re in tonight.”
We may never know the true meaning of any of these lyrics as they are personal to the artist but we are able to enjoy them with our own interpretation of what they were speaking of in reference to wine. Suffice it to say that wine has inspired the musical artists of the world creating the setting and atmospheres for our own enjoyment. It has been the subject of paintings and has been a part of many a romantic evening, family dinners and big celebrations!
Join us for an evening of music, wine and history in the making at Vinz in Vero. A glass of wine, good friends, fine food, laughter and music!