Posted by Melissa Lyden / Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
Wine Spectator recently commented on the Moscato madness occurring in the wine industry. Sales of this bubbly white skyrocketed, thanks to a few shout outs. Looks like hip hop is giving a nod to some of their favorite varietals. Here’s your playlist for your next Wine Wednesday celebrations.
1. If only everyone rapped about their food and wine pairings.
“Lobster and shrimp and a glass of Moscato.” (Do it Now by Drake)
2. Thank-you for drinking responsibly.
”Imma sip Moscato and do it with no hands.” (No Hands by Waka Flocka Flame featuring Roscoe Dash)
3. Most people spill a glass, but sorry for your loss.
“I just spilled a bottle of Moscato.” (Fast Lane remix by Chamillionaire featuring Bad Meets Evil)
4. It’s always fun to pretend.
”We poppin’ Champagne like we won the championship game.” (Championship Pop Bottles by Lil Wayne)
5. Chivalry isn’t dead.
“This was all inspired by a little Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay.” (Marvin & Chardonnay by Big Sean)
6. That’s what they all say.
”See I been drinkin’ Champagne all night.” (On my Level by Wiz Khalifa)
7. That’s either a pick up line or a break up quote.
“You can sip Chardonnay and Imma have myself brew.” (Whenever by Kid Cudi)
8. Giving the benefit of the doubt and thinking that was not solely for rhyming purposes.
“Fine as wine flow, Pinot Grigio.” (I’m on it by Tyga featuring Lil Wayne)
9. Say please.
“Get a case of Syrah.” (Welcome to the Jungle by Kanye West and Jay-Z)
10. That and nothing else.
“Let’s just finish up this Riesling.” (Riesling and Rolling Papers by Fabolus)
11. Sounds like you’ve got everything you need.
“Passports, Pinot Noir in arm’s reach.” (The Dream by Higher featuring Pusha T & Mase)
12. Duly noted.
“Cabernet Sauvignon, fresh from the vineyard.” (Runaway Girlfriend by Chanda Mbo)
”The wine is white.” (Bodies by Cee-Lo Green)
14-18. The movie Sideways temporarily doomed Merlot with a bad reputation, but we can credit Hip Hop in aiding in its comeback.
“And you’ve been sipping on that Merlot, you know what’s next.” (Lemme See by Usher featuring Rick Ross)
“Private reservation, glasses full of Merlot.” (So Good by B.o.B.)
“Merlot like I’m on furlough.” (I’m on it by 50 Cent)
“She up in VIP pourin’ Merlot in the glass.” (Barbed Wire by Kendrick Lamar)
“I’m Merlot Sipper you can see my habit.” (Silk by Raekwon)
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