Interstellar Rodeo isn't only a music festival. It's a wine festival too!
Working with sommelier, Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson, Interstellar Rodeo picked a wine to match each artist playing the three-day festival. Ben listened to ALL the music and with keeping in mind each artist's tone, style, legacy, personality, and even the time of day they're playing the festival, he starting putting together a lineup of wine that's just as stellar as the lineup of artists.
When the artist is on stage, you can walk over to the bar and get the wine paired with that artist. But until then, you can get the Headliners Flight at The Common to get yourself ready for Interstellar.
Find out the wines you can sip when you're listening to the 2017 headliners, Father John Misty, Beck, and Broken Social Scene:
Father John Misty
Pairing: Rasteau Ortas Tradition
Wine type: Red
From: Cru des Cotes du Rhone, France
Flavour profile: Medium-plus bodied with a blend of Grenache Noir, Syrah, Mourvedre and old-vine Carignane
Much like Father John Misty, this wine is a blend of Old World style and charm with New World playfulness. It is complex yet doesn't take itself too seriously making it completely approachable.
Set time: Friday, August 18 at 9:10 p.m.
Pairing: AA Privat Gx Garnatxa
Wine type: Red
From: Catalunya, Spain
Flavour profile: Medium-plus-bodied with great depth of fruit, dark berry flavours, and plenty of complexity and light tannins from oak aging
This wine is an organic Spanish red that totally beats to its own drum – figuratively speaking, of course. Like Beck, this wine is great for many different situations. Grenache will be a new discovery to many, and probably a new favourite. Plus, it’s a screw-cap, which is always great.
Set time: Saturday, August 19 at 8:50 p.m.
Broken Social Scene
Pairing: Adi Badenhorst “Secateurs” Chenin Blanc
Wine type: White
From: Swartland, South Africa
Flavour profile: Vibrant with timeless red apple, pear and tropical notes creating a surprising complexity and depth
Adi Badenhorst was one of the members of the “Swartland Revolution” – a group of winemakers doing things their way rather than sticking to convention. They liked the idea of turning things around, creating new paths, and landing somewhere new – things that are synonymous with Broken Social Scene's inventive tracks.
Set time: Sunday, August 20 at 8:45 p.m.
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