Friday, December 16, 2011

Toledo Museum of Art Announces Schedule for New Wine Tastings Paired with Art Tours

Art_of_the_Vine_Logo_WebThe Toledo Museum of Art’s popular wine tasting series has been enhanced for 2012 with the addition of free, Docent-led tours of objects in the collection that expand upon the theme of the tastings. For example, the first tasting in the series features wine by women winemakers, and the theme of the related tour is women artists. Eight tastings spanning January 13 through April 13 are slated.

The series—called “Art of the Vine”—runs from 7–9:30 p.m. on select Friday evenings during It’s Friday! programming. With the purchase of a wine tasting ticket ($15 members/$25 nonmembers, plus tax), visitors can sample four wines, light snacks, and a complimentary art tour at 7 or 8 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the TMA information desks; reservations are not required.

Locations for the 30-minute tours can be found online, or at the wine tasting galleries as listed below. Visit www.toledomuseum.org/events for the full schedule.
· January 13 Wine: Women Winemakers (Cloister) and Tour: Female Glass Artists.
· January 20 Wine: Roussillon Region French Wines (Cloister) and Tour: Cloister Architecture.
· January 27 Wine: Who’s Wine is it Anyway? (chef’s choice) (Cloister) and Tour: Surprise!
· February 10 Wine: Blowing Bubbles (GlasSalon) and Tour: Glass with Bubble Inclusions.
· March 9 Wine: Beware the Wines of March (cutting edge wines) (GlasSalon) and Tour: Iago’s Mirror (studio glass).
· March 16 Wine: When Irish Wines are Smiling (GlasSalon) and Tour: Campiello del Remer #2.
· April 6 Wine: Dionysus’ Delight (GlasSalon) and Tour: Ancient Drinking Vessels.
· April 13 Wine: Friends, Romans, Countrymen (GlasSalon) and Tour: Italian Art.
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