Taylor Swift is one of the biggest music icons of our generation, and her fans are known for their devotion to her work. Our sommeliers have created a guide to pairing wines with her most famous eras in honor of her The Eras Tour. Whether you’re a longtime fan or just discovering Taylor’s music, this wine pairing guide is a fun way to celebrate her impressive discography.
Starting with her debut album, “Taylor Swift,” the sommeliers recommend pairing it with Aquilini 2019 Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is crisp and refreshing, just like the young country artist’s sound that launched her into the limelight. The citrusy notes of the wine also complement the album’s themes of young love and innocence.
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Next up is “Fearless,” which won Album of the Year at the 2010 Grammy Awards. The sommeliers recommend Ovum Rare Form Hell for Leather 2020 Riesling to accompany this album. This wine’s bold and assertive character reflects Taylor’s fearlessness expressed in this album.
For the album “Speak Now,” Drew Wines 2017 GSM is the perfect pairing. This wine is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre, and the combination of these three varietals mirrors the album’s mix of emotional ballads and upbeat tracks. It’s a complex and layered wine that can be enjoyed while listening to Taylor’s storytelling in her lyrics.
Taylor’s album “Red” is a fan favorite, and Chateau Larose-Trintaudon 2016 Cru Bourgeois is the perfect wine to accompany it. Like the album’s title track, this red wine is bold and passionate. The wine’s deep, rich flavors complement the album’s themes of heartbreak and intense emotions.
The album “1989” marked a shift in Taylor’s career as she moved away from country music and embraced pop. Jansz Premium Cuvee Sparkling Wine is an excellent pairing for this era as it is sparkling and energetic, just like the music on the album. It’s a celebratory wine that complements the album’s themes of independence and self-discovery.
Taylor’s sixth studio album, Reputation, departs from her usual sound and explores darker themes. The sommeliers recommend Intercept 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, a bold and complex wine that reflects the album’s edginess and confidence to pair with this album.
Lover, Taylor’s seventh studio album, is a return to a more romantic and optimistic sound. Schramsberg 2019 Brut Rose is the perfect wine to accompany this album. The wine is light and refreshing, with hints of strawberry and raspberry that match the album’s bright and joyful themes.
Taylor’s most recent albums, Folklore and Evermore, were both recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic and feature a more introspective sound. For Folklore, the sommeliers recommend Puppione 2021 Volta Cuvee, a complex and nuanced wine, just like the album’s lyrics. For Evermore, Brown Estate 2021 House of Brown Chardonnay is the perfect pairing, with its rich, buttery texture complementing the album’s melancholy and reflective themes.
Finally, for Taylor’s latest release, Midnights, the sommeliers recommend Sauvignon John 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon. This bold and intense wine reflects the album’s love and heartbreak themes.
All these wines are available at Blurred Vines, so you can toast to whichever era you are in!