Wine is not only something to have conversations over, but something to have conversations about. It’s a narrative device in and of itself, observed in the boozy treatment of movies, books, music, and celebrity. Enjoy this list of wine-inspired songs, courtesy of the editors at Grape Collective.
Tipsy Tunes: A Wine Playlist
“Red Red Wine” by Neil Diamond
Red, red wine
Stay close to me
Don’t let me be alone
It’s tearing apart
My blue, blue heart
“Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” by Billy Joel
A bottle of red, a bottle of white
It all depends on your appetite
I’ll meet you any time you want
In our Italian Restaurant.
“Strawberry Wine” by Deana Carter
Like strawberry wine and seventeen
The hot July moon saw everything
My first taste of love, oh bittersweet
The green on the vine
Like strawberry wine
“Elderberry Wine” by Elton John
Drunk all the time
Feeling fine on elderberry wine
Those were the days
We’d lay in the haze
Forget depressive times
“Lilac Wine” by Nina Simone
Lilac wine is sweet and heady where’s my love?
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, where’s my love?
“Sweet Cherry Wine” by Tommy James and the Shondells
He gave us sweet cherry wine
So very fine
We’ll drink it right down
Pass it all around
So stimulating, so intoxicating
Sweet cherry wine
“Tiny Bubbles” by Don Ho
Tiny bubbles in the wine
Make me happy, make me feel fine
Tiny bubbles make me warm all over
With a feeling that I’m gonna love you ’til the end of time
“Jack Straw” by Grateful Dead
We can share the women, we can share the wine.
“Tin Cup Chalice” by Jimmy Buffett
With a tin cup for a chalice
Fill it up with good red wine,
And I’m-a chewin’ on a honeysuckle vine.
“Champagne Supernova“ by Oasis
Where were you when we were getting high?
This story originally appeared on Grape Collective, an online magazine dedicated to celebrating wine and wine culture. Read more at www.grapecollective.com.