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FREE - Get Your Portrait Painted With Fine Wine: Cornas, Tuscany, Etc.

    Sat, May 21, 2022 to Sun, May 22, 2022 (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Peninsula Studios - Derek K. Nielsen: Fractalage
1022 N Idaho
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Cost: Free

FREE wine tasting!

The artist is opening up his extensive wine collection, curating a wide selection of rare, perfectly aged bottles to match anticipated tastes of guests.

Taste while viewing Derek K. Nielsen's Fractalage paintings, which are painted with fine wine: His very first public, solo show in over 2 years.

Be the one of the first to view his Bartolo Mascarello Series and his Cornas Series.

(Wanna taste the 2007? We can arrange that.)

Have you ever tasted of the very wine that was used to paint the painting you're viewing? This gives new meaning to Art and Wine pairing.

In addition to the free tasting and viewing of Nielsen's new masterpieces:

For the first 5 takers, Nielsen will be offering a free portrait sitting to debut his DeKayeN Series, which will be painted live, with the open wine of choice.

(To own the portrait, an exchange of something, such as dollars, must be given, but the painting of the portrait and sitting is free. There shall be, also, an opportunity to own one of his first NFT.)

Bottles from Cornas, Tuscany, Stellenbosch, Santa Cruz Mountains, Russian River, from the likes of Paris, Glenelly, Rhys, Big Basin, Thomas George, just to name a few will be opened.

Ever had a Fumin? This super rare grape is full of meaty surprises. One 2011 will be open, but won't last long.

In the tasting lineup we'll include:

2010 Stephen & Walker Howell Mountain Cab

1997 A Sirio Rosso Toscana

2012 Big Basin Frenchies

2011 Glenelly Lady May

2009 Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard Syrah

2007 Paris Granit 60

2012 Paris Granit 30

2013 Paris Granit 30

2019 Paris Syrah

2014 Big Basin Homestead Block Roussanne

(If you're a somm or in the biz, we'll have some special, rare bottles held in reserve for you, such as a 1981 Rioja.)

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