Wine & Art Pairing Ana Teresa Fernandez’s “Ice Queen” performance piece & Inniskillin Ice Wine, Niagara Estate 2015.
Wearing stilettos she cast from ice, artist Ana Teresa Fernandez, stood on a street grate in San Francisco enduring searing pain as it took nearly 40 minutes for the ice shoes to melt, challenging the notions of painfully impossible standards of perfection we impose upon ourselves. The artist quite literally dissolved the illusion of permanence as it pertains to beauty with her performance, freeing herself from the rigid standards symbolized by the ice shoes, using her body, her endurance and time.
Harvesting the grapes to make the lusciously sweet ice wine of Canada is described as laborious misery. Plucking icy pebbles by hand in the dark, in freezing temperatures-the difficult process produces a scarce amount of the golden, sweet, opulent and complex wine.
Beauty, permanence, and struggle are ever-present themes in both art and the art of winemaking, challenging the artist and audience to consider the sacrifice and commitment inherent to the finished product.
We are so excited to share that Art Russe collection of Chateau La Grace Dieu des Prieurs now is available at the luxury star of Corsica - Grand Hotel de Cala Rossa where they value excellence of French savoir-faire and the Mediterranean way of life. Due to professionalIsm of great Chefs and Sommelier Dominique Peretti @peretti_dominique Art Russe will highlight the excellence of the Corsican gastronomy! We wish you magical evenings at the beautiful Porto-Vecchio hotel, with glass of delicious #ArtRusse wine! Cheers!
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