Improves with Age- Collecting Fine Wine with Cris Drugan

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, courtesy of Vintage Wine Distributors Inc. 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.

The presentation is FREE and open to the public, however, the cost of the tasting is $10 per person. Please register on Eventbrite to participate in the tasting 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. A pairing of light refreshments will accompany the tasting.

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.

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve would like to thank Cuyahoga Arts & Culture for making the program free, courtesy of a matching grant a well as the Ohio Arts Council, the George Gund Foundation, the Bernice & David E. Davis Foundation, the William Bingham Foundation and the Zufall Foundation for their continuing support.

Date/Time of Program: Saturday, February 10th,
1:00 – 4:00pm
Location of Program: Artists Archives of the Western Reserve. 1834 E. 123rd St., Cleveland OH 44106

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The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Gallery
1834 E 123rd St Cleveland, OH 44106
216.721.9020 /