Wine and music go together, right? That’s what Brandie Ubben thought as she created her own rockin’ bottles of wine, called “Vine’yl Anthems.” Each bottle takes a spin on a popular rock song. Bottles include, “Sippin on a Prayer,” “Nothing But a Good Wine.” “Pour Some Vino on Me” and “Knocking on Heaven’s Noir.” Brandie enjoyed 1980s music as a kid, when her dad was a wedding DJ. Combining her two passions made sense. “People shop for wine based on the label,” she says. “An eye-catching label gives people a bit of nostalgia.” To add to the mix, Nada’s band member Jason Walsmith photographed the bottles for their marketing materials.
Live music is slowly returning to smaller venues and bars. With social distance guidelines, it’s possible to get your live music fix by masking up. Sunny Sweeney, a country singer who opened for Bob Seger’s concert tour in 2019, plays Wooly’s on Jan. 29. Tickets start at $20. Try Kenny’s Garage in Waukee on Jan. 16 for Shock Collar. The Zach Daniels Band plays on Jan. 29 at Uptown Garage Brewing in Ankeny. On Jan. 22, Dustin Farrow and the Relics play at Down Under Lounge in Clive. ♦