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Design and Wine
The SF MoMa Exhibit Opens
It’s safe to say that none of my friends would describe me as artsy, but when I heard about the new “How Wine Became Modern” exhibit on design and wine from 1976 onwards opened recently at the San Francisco MoMa, you can bet that I made may way over quickly. The first thing you see when you walk it the exhibit on the top floor of the museum is a huge mural of the judges from the famed 1976 “Judgment of Paris.” In addition to the mural, the winning bottles—Chateau Montelena chardonnay and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars cabernet—are on display behind a glass case.
Immediately following the Judgment room, you come to a display of soil samples which contrast the different types from around the world. The diversity is truly incredible.
The next room over has a full wall covered with various wine bottles, organized by different themes ranging from, sports (including Bottlenotes favorite Cannonball) to animals to “Good and Evil” (Cardinal Zin).
Other highlights include a “smell wall” where you’ll find wine in beakers from which you can literally squeeze out a smell of an array of characteristics from gooseberry to hamster cage.
The last room shows winery architecture from around the world. Some is in the form of scaled down, 3-D replicas, while others are large blown up photos on display on the wall.
This covers the parts of the exhibit that jumped out at me, but there’s even more to see. If you find yourself in San Francisco with an hour to spare, I’d highly recommend a visit to the exhibit, which goes through April 17, 2011.
Tags: Design, Art, MoMa