Pairing Art and Wine in OKCMost 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. Celebrate 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 though there are some pointers we can provide, the most important thing to remember is that everyone may taste and interpret things differently and so what works best for one might not be what works for all - 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 pairing 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. We suggest pairing a glass of Cupcake Moscato with our upcoming painting, 'Aurora Through the Trees' on July 30th, or even 'Roots of Galaxy' on August 7th.
On the other end of the spectrum wines with a lighter viscosity, such as Riebeek Pinotage or Naked Grape Pinot Grigio will pair best with paintings with a more whimsical feel such as 'Cosmic Pathway' on July 19th or 'Monet's Water Lilies' on August 5th.
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 Chateau Souverain Chardonnay, will pair best with paintings that have darker colors, more deep blues or luscious greens like 'Field of Flowers' on August 1st or 'Free Sailing' on August 17th. While wine with a brighter hue such as Put A Cork In It's Red Dirt Road or Relax Riesling will pair best with primary and secondary colors that are bright and vibrant such as 'Endless Summer' on August 2nd or 'I'm A Succa For You' on August 18th.
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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