Say hello to Glenn Dickie, Export Music Producer for Sounds Australia. Our first profile of our ‘Pinot Music Files’.
Chance encounters over dinner with mutual friends was when I first met Glenn. We got talking about food, booze and music and began to hatch a cunning plan to get Sommeliers to match Australian wine to local artists performing at the AUSSIE BBQ at SXSW (You can check out the results here).
So, it seemed fitting that we kick off this little series of profiles with the man himself to hear his thoughts on Pinot and get him to note his favourite tracks for drinking it.
What do you do with yourself?
Export Music Producer for Sounds Australia which is Australia’s Music Export initiative. I have the enviable job of promoting the Australian music industry at international music conferences.
What are you working on at the moment?
We are currently reconciling our first half of the year activities and locking in the second half of 2015 and in planning for 2016 which is looking to include South America for the first time.
What is your favourite song of 2015 so far?
Way too hard to lock down one track to be honest. I really love that new Refused track “Elektra” all the new High Tension and Oh Mercy stuff is excellent and there’s a track by Oh Pep! called Tea, Milk and Honey that is killer.
Can you remember your ‘first time’ with Pinot? What year was it? Where was it? Tell us!
To be honest I can’t remember my first time with Pinot but I know it came out of a love affair with Malbec which I still love but I would have to say I’ve been spending a lot more time with Pinot lately, especially after a recent trip to Tasmania where it was all about the Pinot and gin.
What song best sums up that first time experience?
Finish this sentence: Wine and music …
are closer than you would think. If you think about it they both have a release cycle, they’re on labels both major and independent. They both evoke emotion and passion. You can enjoy them at home and out at bar or restaurant.
What is it about Pinot Noir that gets you pumped?
I think Pinot is a great conversation wine.
What are you top 10 songs for drinking Pinot Noir with?
and a song that I will put on to any list no matter what…