Wine, Whiskey and Songwriting

Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile has strummed for Vintage Port
Nathan Wesley
Issue: October 15, 2010

Coming off of the popular success of his previous band, Nickel Creek, which earned a 2003 Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album for This Side, mandolin player, singer and songwriter Chris Thile formed the critically acclaimed quintet Punch Brothers in 2008. This summer, the group released its sophomore effort, Antifogmatic. While its popular track "Rye Whiskey" is a nod to the vibrant cocktail culture, Thile is just as comfortable with a glass of wine in hand. The musician spoke with Wine Spectator's Nathan Wesley recently about memorable wine experiences.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 13, 2010.

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