Rock Star, Recording Exec, and Band Manager Talk Music and Wine in Episode 65 of The Four Top, recorded at The Old Portland
Our panelists are music icons who have transitioned into careers as winemakers and a wine-bar owner. Courtney Taylor-Taylor is the lead singer, guitarist, and cofounder of the band The Dandy Warhols, and the owner of our recording venue, the punk-rock-fine-wine bar The Old Portland. Jay Boberg cofounded the seminal 1980s label IRS Records before going on to run MCA/Universal. He’s now the co-owner of Domaine Nicolas-Jay winery. And Sheri Hood ran the American branch of the British record label 4AD, and managed prominent bands, before becoming the proprietor of The Pressing Plant wine label.
This power panel chats about the strong crossover between the wine industry and the music industry, the similarities between music and wine, and the role music plays in vinetending and winemaking. And finally, they discuss the phrase “vanity label,” one of many terms that has meaning in both the music and the wine worlds.
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