Essential Tips for Vinyl & Vino at Home
Music can make or break any evening or experience. MKT Bar regularly hosts the weekly event “Vinyl & Vino” where a guest DJ spins as guests sip on their favorite reds and whites. While the half off certain bottles of wine is tempting, the intimate bar only hosts this Wednesday nights. Since the Marlowe man who values style, you can easily host your own vinyl themed wine night at your downtown Houston condo! The penthouse does have a private wine cooler, after all.
Set the Mood
It is a known fact that music affects your mood and your brain, but it also affects how you experience things. Before you host your stylish wine and vinyl night with all of your well-to-do friends, determine the mood you want to set. Are you going for a “Great Gatsby” vibe? Are you going for a different golden age – that of Kanye West in the early 2010s? Maybe you just want to listen to a ton of Daft Punk. Pro-tip: It also helps to have a record player and a record collection. Venture to Heights Vinyl and Cactus Music. These might not be as walkable as House of Blues from your downtown condo, but it’s worth the trip. Both of these homegrown music stores have a special focus in vinyl records and are always up to help bring a vinyl party to life.
The Wine Matters, Too
You might be a fan of a Tempranillo, but does that match the collection of glam rock records you put together for your party? It’s been suggested that pairing wine with music may be more important than food pairings. Good news: you don’t have to stress about trying dozens of wines to see what pairs best with Van Halen (David Lee Roth Era). There’s a handy guide that covers everything from classical to indie to country and soul. However, don’t let yourself be limited by what other people suggest. If you think a white wine sangria pairs perfectly with Norah Jones, then go for it! It’s your party and your luxury downtown condo.
If you want to get really crazy (and you have enough people), you could do different wines for different soundtracks. A full bodied red for the nuance of a Hanz Zimmer soundtrack. A delicate sparkling wine for the Garden State movie soundtrack. A red sangria with lots of blood orange might mesh well with the work of Danny Elfman. Of course, if you want to listen to the epic soundtracks to infamous westerns like Once Upon a Time in the West, you might as well just opt for whiskey. There’s another idea for a friendly get together at your downtown condo: whiskey and western night!