Wine and Art Pairing

Posted on July 30, 2019

I have a show coming up in a few weeks where I pair wine with art.  Several years ago I came up with a method to pairing wine and art.  We can all agree that art triggers emotions in us.  What we do not think about is how wine also triggers our emotions when we smell and taste it.  Aromas are connected to our memories.  Our memories create emotions. Strangely, emotions effect how we taste and perceive the world around us.  When we view a work of art, our brain triggers an emotion. What I try to find is a wine that matches that emotion. The pairing comes when the wine and the art trigger the same emotion, contrast each other in a pleasant way or one enhances the other.

My full theory of art and wine pairing can be viewed via this link: WINE AND ART

The best way to understand it is to put it into action.  Join me on August 11th, at The Prado in Balboa Park 12-3pm.  I will have 18 artists (all employees of the Cohn Restaurant Group) paired with a different wine. You can get tickets at

The following wines will be paired at the event:

Banshee Rose & Pinot Noir, Amayala Torrontes, Colome Malbec, Orin Swift’s Abstract Red, Louis Martini’s Napa Cab, Ramon Bilbao Crianza Rioja, Clos de la Siete Bordeaux Blend, Landmark Chardonnay & Pinot Noir, Daou Cabernet, Domaine Chandon Rose & Brut, Casa Smith Barbera, Campo Viejo Cava & Grenache, Lafite Sparking Rose, Chapelle la Gordone Provence Rose, Pazo Barrantes Albarino, Nielson Pinot Noir and Voveti Prosecco.

Below are bios of the artists who will be exhibiting their art.

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