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Sunday, August 13, 2023

Wine & Masters: The Artist As Sommelier

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Join us for an evening of art and wine!

What does art have to tell us about wine and food pairing? Still life paintings often show wine--red, white, and sparkling--with items of food that range from cheese and fruit to fish and meat. Paintings of meals--from humble peasants' dinners to opulent feasts of the aristocracy--show tables where wine and food share space. Are these paintings guides to the way wines and foods were paired in the time of the Masters? Or did aesthetics dictate the color of the wines and the textures and shapes of the food? In this illustrated talk, Rod Phillips will tease wine and food connections from these works of art and draw parallels to the way today's sommeliers pair wine and food. The talk will be followed by a wine tasting.

Cocktail Attire

$95 Non-Member / $85 Member

About the Speaker: Rod Phillips is a professor of history at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. He is the author of many books and articles on the history of wine, including Wine: A Social and Cultural History of the Drink that Changed our Lives (2018), French Wine: A History (2020), and Alcohol: A History (2019). He is also an international wine judge, wine critic, and wine writer.


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