By AMANDA BARNES — From WINE SEARCHER | Tuesday, 11-Mar-2014
Can music change the taste of a wine?
A recent experiment seems to suggest so. The avant-garde project of Viñas Inéditas could be dismissed as a kooky garage wine, but a $200,000 grant from Chile’s Agricultural Innovation Fund and the results of his first professional tasting last month prove it’s a serious undertaking.
A shed in deep southern Chile is emitting some rather strange sounds: a chaotic mix of jazz and folk music resonates from the garage winery. Winemaker Juan Ledesma is making wine with the help of a little music. But he isn’t serenading the wines solely in the barrel room or vineyard as others have done before him. Instead, he has plunged music speakers into the actual barrels. Welcome to Terroir Sonoro | Photo © A. Barnes |