This song, "Down in the Cellars" is a beautiful short chisled diamond of a tune at only 3:12...but it shimmers with the luminosity of wisdom, age, and nostalgia...and it's all about wine (or so it seems)...a love poem to the Fruit of the Vine by vinophile Maestro Al!
This is the third track on Al's 2000 album DOWN IN THE CELLAR, his 14th studio release. It was one of my first albums to be purchased via Amazon.com and my trusty charge card :) I only first got inter-net in the late Fall of 1999 (I'm late/retarded that way). Of all of Al's later discs this may be his most beautiful and melodic record. The guitaring of Laurence Juber is sublime.
I would love to visit Al's wine collection and drink a nice Shiraz with my hero.