Pairing Art and WineMost of us have read about how wine pairs with different foods, chocolate, cheese, appetizers - you name it, and there is probably a lot of information that you can find about what to look for in the perfect pairing. One thing that many people don't consider though is how to pair wine with art. If you stop and think about it the idea of pairing the two just starts making more and more sense, both wine and art have a way of evoking our strongest emotions, taking us on a journey of the senses. Wrap up your summer with a staycation trip to Pinot's Palette Bricktown and put your new pairing tips to the test!
The trick about pairing wine is that there are some tips but the most important thing to remember is that everyone may taste and interpret things differently and so what works best for me might not be what works for you - Go with what you like! There is no wrong way to enjoy yourself! Here are some great tips to keep in mind when you're pairing your wine selection with an upcoming painting event!
When choosing how to pair wine with art a great place to start is to think about the viscosity or the 'Fingers' of our wine. Wines with a higher viscosity, such as Cupcake Moscato or Little Black Dress Cabernet are heavier wines that will pair well with paintings that have a heavier 'weight' or bolder more distinct brush strokes; a good example of a pairing of this nature would be Cupcake Moscato and 'There's No Place Like...'. On the other end of the spectrum wines with a lighter viscosity, such as Riebeek Pinotage or Nake Grape Pinot Grigio will pair best with paintings with a more whimsical feel such as Firefly Wishes or Just Breathe.
The next step will be considering the color of the wines in relation to the painting; this doesn't necessarily just mean Red or White but the deepness the variety of the grape. Wine and art can shape our perception and change our general mood simply based on color. Wines with a deeper shade, like the Menage A Trois Red Blend or Charles Smith Eve Chardonnay, will pair best with paintings that have darker colors, more deep blues or luscious greens like Aurora Through the Trees or Waterfall Bliss. While wine with a brighter hue such as Put A Cork In It's Red Dirt Road or Relax Riesling with pair best with primary and secondary colors that are bright and vibrant such as Some Beach or Big Vice City.
Wine and Art can both be very emotional and have the ability to use our senses to propel us down memory lane; they help create our experiences and give us a place to store our memories. When you take the time to notice and contemplate your pairing experience it gives our minds one more way to create these lasting impressions. Once we have created these impressions when you view your masterpiece or sip your favorite wine at home, you'll rush back to an evening of harmony, painting, drinking and having fun.
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