ON THE RECORD
After 15 years of refining his taste for tunes and tannins, bassist and certified sommelier Paul Killingsworth has celebrated the opening of his new shop, Vino & Vinyl, in Sugar Land (3340 Murphy Rd., Ste. 150, 281-208-7453). The dual-concept boutique marries the 39-year-old’s two passions, carrying bottles from small-scale wineries — California grapes are big here — alongside records that range from indie rock to jazz and blues. The store also displays work from a different local artist each month, with an ongoing silent auction allowing customers to bid on pieces they particularly like. And on the first Friday of each month, featured artists come in to chat about their work and DJ from 6-8 pm while guests try out select wines. “There’s something nostalgic and romantic,” says Killingsworth, “about putting on a record and opening a bottle of wine.”
SIP AND SPIN [picture caption]
Paul Killingsworth shares his love of wine and music at his new store, Vino & Vinyl. On his list of current favorites are Tame Impala’s new Current album, Ghost Block Cabernet from Napa and Sandhi Chardonnay from Santa Barbara.
(by Ray Dennison / photo by Phoebe Rourke-Ghabriel)