Nothing like a wine & art pairing from Jamie to kick off the weekend! Maybe even inspire you to head out to a museum this weekend & have a cozy night at home sharing a bottle with a friend or partner. — Meg
This month’s art and wine pairing starts with the wine. On a recent visit to Veritas in Dupont Circle I tired something new and delicious, a Sangiovese and Shiraz blend. The Coriole Vineyards Sangiovese Shiraz is from the Mclaren Vale growing region in Australia. It has a complex flavor that even for a new red wine drinker would appreciate: earthy, slightly spicy, fully juicy and a touch of licorice.
I suggest pairing it with Guy Yanai’s Living Room from the Outside, 2012. Yanai’s paintings take a familiar everyday objects and scale them down to flattened shapes and bright colors. A tension is created between the image of something rather intimate depicted in a geometric and non-subjective way. This painting is huge (roughly 80” by 90”) and when standing in front of it, you are completely consumed. Similarly to the Coriole Sangiovese Shiraz, Yanai presents us with a complex yet balanced statement.