What happens when a rock star and two former record execs sit down together to talk wine and music? Behold Episode 65 of “The Four Top,” in which our panelists discuss ’80s and ’90s bands, fine wine and everything in between.

Sheri Hood, former band manager and record exec, is now winemaker at The Pressing Plant.

Sheri Hood, former band manager and record exec, is now winemaker at The Pressing Plant.

Robert Delahanty

Our panelists are music icons who have transitioned into careers as winemakers and a wine-bar owner. Courtney Taylor-Taylor is the lead singer, guitarist, and co-founder of the band The Dandy Warhols and the owner of our recording venue, the punk-rock-fine-wine bar The Old Portland. Jay Boberg co-founded the seminal 1980s label IRS Records before going on to run MCA/Universal. He’s now the co-owner of Domaine Nicolas-Jay winery. And Sheri Hood ran the American branch of the British record label 4AD and managed prominent bands, before becoming the proprietor of The Pressing Plant wine label.

This power panel chats about the strong crossover between the wine and music industries, the similarities between music and wine, and the role music plays in vinetending and winemaking. And finally, they discuss the phrase “vanity label,” one of many terms that has meaning in both the music and the wine worlds.

Our host is Katherine Cole. 

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