Songs about drinking are nothing new. However, a lot of them center around beer or liquor. While songs about wine are less common, they do exist. These are some of the best songs you'll hear on the topic of wine.
10. Cheap Wine and Cheaper Women - Airbourne
Most songs about wine are in the country or blues genres. This song shows that songs about wine don't have to be limited to country or blues artists. This is a groovy rock song in the vein of AC/DC in which - in true rock and roll fashion - the singer makes a plea for cheap wine and cheaper women.
9. Strawberry Wine - Deana Carter
Lots of songs have been written about teenage summer love. This one is sweet and nostalgic for when the narrator was 17. In this song, Carter sings not only about a summer fling, but also about how memories flood back like strawberry wine.
8. Bottle of Wine - The Fireballs
This is one of those songs you hear every once in a great while on an oldies station. The melody is catchy, but the lyrics are actually kind of sad when you really pay attention to the vocalist sing, "Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine, when ya gonna let me get sober?" Still, it's hard not to sing along when you hear this one.
7. Lilac Wine - Nina Simone
Some artists could sing the phone book and make it sound good. It's fair to say that Nina Simone is one of those artists. This is a sad song, but the fact that the sole accompaniment is the piano means that Simone's vocals are that much more powerful.
6. Sangria Wine - Jerry Jeff Walker
This song is immediately catchy. The intro puts you in mind of Jimmy Buffett. As you listen, you realize that this is also an easy sing-along song. By the time he reaches the chorus, you can't help but sing along to "Oooooh I love sangria wine." Play this song the next time you have some friends over for a few drinks.
5. Yesterday's Wine - George Jones (with Merle Haggard)
Very little can go wrong when you combine two of the greatest artists in country music. This classic-country duet contains some great harmonies as well as some lyrics that are easy to sing. Just try not to sing along when you hear "We're aging with time like yesterday's wine."
4. Two More Bottles of Wine - Emmylou Harris
If you proceed from the assumption that anything by Emmylou Harris is good, you already have a good base for this honky-tonk tune. It's more uptempo than a lot of Harris's songs, and it features a piano part that that would get couples two-stepping on a dance floor. You can't help but sing along when you hear "It's all right because it's midnight, and I got two more bottles of wine."
3. Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee by Stick McGhee
This is an old song, but it shows that sometimes the old-timers got it right. This is a jump blues song about not only different varieties of wine but also the potential consequences (like fighting all night) of drinking too much wine. Perhaps the greatest testament to McGhee getting it right is the fact that this has become a blues classic.
2. Alligator Wine - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Part of the genius of Screamin' Jay Hawkins was that he was truly inimitable. In this song, Hawkins's vocals are backed by a lot of sounds that make you feel like you're in the jungle. As if the screams and animal sounds in the background weren't enough, Hawkins also catalogs the ingredients that comprise alligator wine. It is the typical madness you expect from this artist, and that's a pretty good thing.
1. Two Bottles of Wine - Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Reverend Peyton has a way of writing songs that are catchy and easy to sing. This song is a good example. The band regularly closes its shows with this song, and it is really something to hear a roomful of people sing (or shout) "two bottles of wine" while the Reverend works his magic on the guitar.