01 June 2010

Terroir 2010

Crystal Palace, Picton

Apparently, terroir is not French for "fear of wine" but, according to this site: "A 'terroir' is a group of vineyards (or even vines) from the same region, belonging to a specific appellation, and sharing the same type of soil, weather conditions, grapes and wine making savoir-faire, which contribute to give its specific personality to the wine."

There you go.

Last Saturday at the Crystal Palace in Picton, the Prince Edward County Winegrowers Association hosted the 2010 Terroir: a celebration of new spring wines --and though the posters for the event simply promised "wine, music, and local cuisine," there was also artwork by several local artists displayed, including some of mine.

The works dwarfed by the artist

Here I am with the four pieces I brought to this year's Terroir: (clockwise from top left) Reservoir Lounge 01, Red Wine (Coke 4), Red Wine (Coke 5), and Je Pense. I picked some wine-related paintings (which, by strange coincidence, were all done in 2001) in the spirit of the festivities. New wine-related paintings are currently underway now that my studio space is ready for action.

The artist dwarfed by the venue

The Crystal Palace is a very cool historic building but I didn't get to see it full of wine, music, and local cuisine as I had some recently-sold paintings to ship, so it was just load-in and load-out for me and Krista and my paintings.

Next wine-related art extravaganza at the Crystal Palace: Arte Vino on 19 June --another integration of wine, art, and food.

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