The Art of Wine: Wine in the Age of Expressionism
Celebrate the Expressionist movement with wine. Enjoy a guided tour of Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky, led by art historian and educator Mary Lenihan. Then embark on an oenophilic journey both classic and sauvage, beginning in rich Burgundy, heading south to the hot colors of Van Gogh's Provence, returning to the colder climes of the German-Burgundy border, and reaching a spectacular finale in Bordeaux, with a top Cru Classé. The four wines are paired with cheeses and artisanal regional specialties. Planet Wine's witty and wonderful Barbara Baxter introduces each wine, placing in cultural context a selection that edges between modern and classic.
Special thanks to Château Brane-Cantenac, Margaux.
Image: Vincent van Gogh, Pollard Willows at Sunset (detail), 1888, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterloo, the Netherlands, photo credit: Art Resource, NY