In celebration of Valentine’s Day and as part the ART BITES series of Collecting Art Talks, AAWR will present Improves with Age- Collecting Fine Wine with Cris Drugan on Saturday, February 10th, 1:00 -4:00pm at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve.
In this 45-minute presentation, Drugan will provide a delicious introduction to the world of fine wines. Attendees will learn about the fascinating factors that influence a wine’s unique taste, the differences between collecting and investing in fine wine, and discover what appraisers look for when ascribing value to this beloved libation. The talk will also include an audience question and answer period.
Directly following the presentation, participants will be able to put their new knowledge to the test in a wine tasting from 3:00 – 4:00pm. The tasting includes a selection of 4 wines, as well as instruction on how best to appreciate their singular flavors and sensations by certified Sommelier John Constantine. A pairing of light H’ordeuvres will also be served.
The presentation is FREE and open to the public, however, there is a suggested donation of $10 per person for the tasting. To participate in the tasting, please click HERE to register on Eventbrite or call 216.721.9020 to make reservations.
AAWR is fully wheel-chair accessible and has ample free parking both in its adjacent lot as well as on East 123rd Street.
Cris Drugan ISA-AM, MIPAV-OS, is an Art & Wine Appraiser accredited with the International Society of Appraisers and an Overseas Member of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers in Ireland. In addition, Cris maintains current USPAP training and has attended numerous fine art & antique, wine, disaster recovery and restoration workshops, classes, conferences, forums and symposiums. Drugan is also the owner of Emerald Art Services, LLC.