Celebrate the art of wine with an exciting and unique wine tasting series. This series, which was held at the Boca Raton Museum, ran monthly from November through March. It was the perfect marriage of wine, food, and artwork from around the world, guided by wine specialist Howard Freedland and Museum curator Marisa J. Pascucci.

The Series ran as follows:

November 13, 2014 The “Buty” of Wine featuring Buty Winery from Walla Walla, Washington.  Special guests via Skype Nina Buty and winemaker Chris Dowsett.December 18, 2014 The Art of France with wines from Provence, Burgundy, and Bordeaux.January 15, 2015  The Art of Blending featuring wine blends from California. Enjoy three wines that blend appellation, grape, and vintage.February 19, 2015  The Art of Dirt uncovers terrior represented in wines from Spain, Italy, and Austria.

March 24, 2015 The Art of Whimsy brings a look at Oregon wine producer Todd Hamina’s Biggio-Hamina Cellars.

Member Ticket $45 | Non-Member Ticket $50

The Art of Wine was meant to be an educational and fun tie in to the museum, and to art as a whole. They focused on the artistic properties of wine. The program included skyping with wine maker Chris Dowsett of Buty Winery as well as having wine producer Todd Hamina live in person. Production methods were taught by conducting a blending class where people actively created their own blends and studied Terrior around the world.

By pairing every wine with a specialized food match, they also spent a significant amount of time teaching people how the flavors of wine and food play together so that they learned how to recreate the experience at home on their own.

I attended the final night of the series. The following wine & food pairings were […]