By Shannon Carlin
The perfect pairing? Jenny Lewis’ new album The Voyager and a red wine inspired by that same record.
In honor of the release of Lewis’ latest solo album — her first in six years — Domaine LA winemaker Jill Bernheimer has created “The Voyager Wine,” which is a red blend of the Spanish wine Carignan, Valdiguie from the South of France and Petite Sirah from Solano County, CA that undoubtedly pairs well with all 10 tracks. The jury’s still out one whether or it’s a good cure for insomnia.
According to PUNCH, the wine is available for a limited time at Domaine LA and the store’s online shop for $29.99 per bottle and includes a download link for the new album. The wine is also available at two of Lewis’ favorite LA restaurants, Night + Market and Night + Market Song.
Lewis has been known to enjoy a bit of red wine when she’s onstage performing (Don’t worry, a little baking soda and vinegar will take any stains out off that white suit) and even talks about enjoying a glass of cava or “Spanish champagne” on her new track, “Aloha and the Three Johns.”
The story behind that track, which is about a failed trip with her band to Hawaii, makes it clear why she would have needed a drink on her way back to Los Angeles.
“When we got to Hawaii, not only was the weather abysmal, but we were in the middle of like a meth quarter in downtown Honolulu. It was like the scariest neighborhood, which, I didn’t know was possible in paradise,” she told Radio.com. “And we witnessed a couple of things over the course of the week we were there and I just thought it was funny to write a song about a failed trip to paradise.”
The Voyager is out now.