Alexandria, VA – Sommelier Tony Acampora is creating a multifaceted tasting experience featuring 10 estate grown wines chosen in concert with artworks from The Art League’s faculty artists at Art on the Vine. Held at The Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, the event’s paired works include a diamond-studded bracelet by Gretchen Raber, oil portraiture by Dannie Dawson and Tania Karpowitz, abstract acrylic work by Brian Jernigan, and more. The wine menu spans four continents and includes red, white, and sparkling wines like Valpolicella Ripasso, Central Coast Chardonnay, Oregon Pinot Gris, and a Reserve Malbec.
Acampora says, “The wines I’ve selected for Art on the Vine are truly hard-to-find and made by artisan producers. The wines reflect the spirit of the artwork they’re paired with for the evening.”
A diamond-studded bracelet by Gretchen Raber,In addition to eight tastings and a full pour ofone’s choice, tickets come with a souvenir wine glass, a light buffet, and the opportunity to purchase bottles as well as a one-night-only discount of 10% on all gallery artwork and a 20% discount of artwork from The Art League’s permanent collection.
Works by Rachel Collins, Delna Dastur, Danni Dawson, Michael Heilman, Brian Jernigan, Tania Karpowitz, Joey Manlapaz, Blair Meerfeld, Gretchen Raber, and Ted Reed serve as oenological inspiration and will be on view at the event. Tasting notes with serving suggestions are furnished. Tony Acampora, the event sommelier, represents wine importer and distributor Well Crafted Wine and Beverage Co.
Ticket sales, art sales, and a portion of the wine sales all raise money to benefit The Art League and its programs.
Art on the Vine
Tickets: $45/$55 (must be 21+) at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-on-the-vine-2019-tickets-52719992918