Courtney Taylor-Taylor from the Dandy Warhols has created his own limited edition wine. For years Taylor-Taylor hoped someone would come along and make a red wine to pair perfectly with spicy foods. Frustrated with no one else stepping up to the plate, he concocted his own - the Chateau Taylor-Taylor Bocca d'Avolo 2010. Taylor-Taylor explained a little bit about the wine recently on the Dandy's official site:
I ended up getting a lot of help, advice, and experience and finally came up with a blend of two fairly obscure Sicilian grapes that deliver an earth and mineral old world red with a vaguely bright opening bouquet. Do I sound like an asshole yet? Well I’m pretty serious about wine so believe me, this is beautiful in the order of older Borolo, Rioja and Bordeaux or even a little Barbaresco except bigger. You’ll shit. It’s awesome.
The Chateau Taylor-Taylor Bocca d'Avolo 2010 is a red Sicilian is made from 90% Nero d’Avola/10% Grillo grapes, and is certified organic. Pre-order the limited edition (only 75 cases being sold) wine here. Expected ship date is late October/early November.
In more Dandy-related news, during a June unplugged gig at the Bing Lounge in Portland, Oregon, the band dusted off a Brian Jonestown Massacre song, "Stars." Before playing the song, Taylor-Taylor, who has previously commented about his unfair portrayal in the 2004 film Dig, made a few more, uh, digs about the production, and also talked about recently hanging out with BJM's Anton Newcombe. Check it out along with some other songs from the session below:
"Stars" (Brian Jonestown Massacre cover)
"We Used To Be Friends"