by Anna Beth Adcock
Oh, sip! It’s time to go back to school—wine school, that is. Vitis House, the North Carolina Museum of Art and Catering Works have teamed up for The Art Inside the Bottle Nov. 3, an intoxicatingly fun and educational class that explores wine history basics, wine production and the main grape varietals in conjunction with three themes that informed the reimagining of NCMA’s galleries: Identity, Place and Power.
NCMA curators specially selected works of art to feature alongside the wines—which encompass rare versions of the styles discussed in the rated “R” (for rare, natch) class. In essence, a beginners-level class with an adventurous palate. And, to boot, food pairings will be provided by Catering Works.
“To reveal the place, identity or power of a wine is to invite a crucial understanding of its excellence and significance,” says Vitis House owner/founder Doreen Colondres. “When we examine these elements together, we can truly appreciate that wine is more than fermented grape juice we pour into a nice glass.”
And, as Colondres emphasizes, “As with paint and music, wine is, indeed, another expression of art executed with feeling and passion.” Get ready to be on cloud wine.