Wine and vinyl delivery service launched

A blues musician has launched a wine and vinyl company that sends subscribers a 12-inch album and a wine designed to complement the record each month.

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As reported by the Evening Standard, Stylus, the UK’s first wine and vinyl delivery service, is the brainchild of blues musician and drinks writer Russell Cook.

Playing on the idea of music and wine matching, Cook aims to revive the vinyl format and teach music lovers a thing or two about wine in the process.

To help him in his plight, he’s enlisted the expertise of Angela Mount and merchant Great Western Wine to advise him on his wine pairings.

The first offer is for Prince’s iconic album Purple Rain, which has been paired with d’Arenberg The Love Grass Shiraz.

Deliveries cost £35 a month and include original artworks inspired by each pairing and a Stylus magazine featuring interviews with musicians and winemakers.

“Technology dictates so much of our lives now, meaning our homes lack what our parents and grandparents used to enjoy. People miss having tangible things that hold their attention,” Cook told the Evening Standard.

“We think owning a good record collection loaded with albums that spark hours of conversation, fills that void,” he added.

Among the artists in the pipeline to be sent out to subscribers are Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, David Bowie and Amy Winehouse.

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