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Legends Behind the Craft

Dec 9, 2021

Clark Smith is a winemaker and Senior Enologist for WineSmith Consulting and Wines. He is the Founder and Coordinator of the International Smoke Taint Collaborative Working Group, President of Redwood Chordsmen Barbershop Harmony Chapter, Santa Rosa, and Coordinator for Sonoma County Youth Harmony Day Camp featuring Deke Sharon.

Clark has dedicated four decades as an author, winemaker, inventor, professor of wine technology, and founder of four prominent wineries. In 2018, he was named among the 48 Most Influential People in the Wine Industry, in 2016 named the Wine Business Monthly Innovator of the Year, and in 2013 the Wine and Spirits Magazine named Postmodern Winemaking the Book of the Year.

In this episode with Clark Smith

How do you create an environment harmonized by wine? Is it possible to recreate a please-displease scale of emotions based on musical choices and the glass in your hand?

According to Clark Smith, the effects of pairing music and wine is evident after a matter of seconds. Through his research, Clark understands the link between musical emotions and the possession of the flavor of the wine. Are you ready to immerse your senses in this episode?

Drew Hendricks and Clark Smith, winemaker and Senior Enologist for WineSmith, open up the cork in this episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast to discuss the emotional composition of pairing music with wine. Clark talks about how music brings out the different textual components of wine, the steps to begin your harmonized musical-wine arrangement, and together they sample a musical playlist with wine.