For four decades, Daryl Hall has been half of Hall & Oates, the most successful pop music duo of all time according to the Recording Industry Association of America. A Philadelphia-area native who grew up in the 1960s soul music scene, Hall joined with his friend John Oates in 1972 and went on to release a series of chart-topping singles through the mid 1980s-"Rich Girl," "Kiss on My List," and "Private Eyes," to name a few-from six multiplatinum albums. Hall's latest creation is Live from Daryl's House, a monthly webcast in which Hall hosts performances by musicians ranging from legends such as Smokey Robinson to newcomers like the electrofunk duo Chromeo at his historic home in New York's Hudson Valley. Hall is a longtime wine lover and collector, and in addition to making music on the show, guests share food from local chefs and wines from Hall's diverse cellar. Hall recently spoke with freelance writer Robert Camuto about how touring introduced him to wine, which bottles he asks to be provided with backstage, and what music is best to drink wine by.
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