Tonight: Classic Rock ’n Wine

“Satisfaction” and Syrah? 20 wines meet 20 rock classics at this live event

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You love wine. But you also love rock and roll. What’s a grape-quaffing Ledhead to do? Come down to City Winery for a night of shredding and sipping, as classic-rock radio station Q104.3 offers up a pairing of 20 international wines with live renditions of its 20 most-requested songs of 2009. (And yes, “Stairway to Heaven” is on that list -- at no. 1, with an imaginary bullet in our minds.) From the organizers:

"On-air personalities will be joining the City Winery wine experts throughout the festivities, guiding the audience through the pairing of individual wines to every song. [...] Godfrey Townsend will cover all of the classic Top 20 songs, with special guest artists to be confirmed."

And this list, to whet the appetite:

1 Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
2 Beatles - Hey Jude
3 Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
4 Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird
5 Who - Baba ORiley
6 Derek & The Dominos – Layla
7 Eagles - Hotel California
8 Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
9 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
10 Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road
11 Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
12 Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil
13 Beatles - Let It Be
14 John Lennon - Imagine
15 Rolling Stones – Satisfaction
16 Led Zeppelin – Kashmir
17 Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
18 Billy Joel - Piano Man
19 Bruce Springsteen – Rosalita
20 Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter 

City Winery will also be serving a six-course tasting menu at the event – then again, you could be all Keef about it and skip food in favor of more booze and cigarettes. That’s really rock and roll.

Q104.3 Top 20 of 2009 Music & Wine Pairing
Thursday, January 7, 7:30PM
City Winery, 155 Varick Street; 212-608-0555
More information and tickets here

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