Apparently, Wine Tastes Better When You Play it Music

Vintners are finding the sound waves affect the grapes and fermenting liquid in different ways.

August 21, 2018

We play music for ourselves, we play music for our unborn children, and some of us even play music for our pets while we're away, lest they get lonely.  Music can be associated with companionship, with emotion, with sense memories...it's a powerful tool to evoke feelings and change the atmosphere of a room.

And, apparently, it can make for better wine.

According to National Geographic, some vineyards have taken to playing music to their wine barrels as they age.  Let's say that again, for the people in the back...winemakers are playing music FOR THE WINE as it ferments.  Chilean winery Montes Wines, for example, has been playing quiet music, saying “soft vibrations make the liquids perform a better aging than in silence or with strident music.”

Another winery prefers to play piano music to the developing wine, stating, "Music induces the yeasts to greater activity, in the end making a better wine."

The theory is that the sound waves help improve the way the wine develops and ages, affecting color, scent, and, of course, taste.

Not all vintners are in agreement about the best way to play music to liquid, however.  Some winemakers are playing music directly to the grapes as they grow.  Italian vineyard Il Paradiso di Frassina favors Mozart for their grapes, believing the vines actually grow towards the sound.  

Now, this may all sound like a bunch of pseudoscience, but some research has actually suggested that plants can pick up certain audio clues, which affects how they adapt and evolve for survival.  Whether or not "listening" to music indeed makes for a better wine, you can rest assured that every effort possible is being put towards your beverage.  

Drinking better wine that has developed to the sounds of classical music?  Sounds to us like that's living the #TDYBestLife!