Wataboku : Art + Wine
Seldomly in the wine industry do we ever explore beyond taste, smell and sight in relation to how the grape in the glass shifts our energies; But what about elements beyond the glass. Have you ever heard a song that affects your mood or a work of art or sculpture that stirs up emotions? How do these sensorial components work with what is in the glass? Civilization and its current state of affairs has numbed these senses and we aren’t in touch with our raw instincts. There is so much coming at us from all directions that we forget to just breathe. The next time you open a bottle (natural or organic at the least), listen to different genres of music or explore online for some artists and see how these different styles shift your state. It’s kind of like sensory yoga, until you don’t work the muscle you can’t see the benefits.
We recently had the pleasure of being part of an amazing art exhibition curated by Clear Edition & Gallery (www.clearedition.jp) in coordination with the Japan Foundation (www.jfbkk.or.th) to showcase upcoming Japanese artist Wataboku (http://www.wataboku.com/). The location was amazing to say the least, The Jam Factory (https://www.facebook.com/TheJamFactoryBangkok/) is multi purpose art and events space with 2 fabulous restaurants. It was truly a magical experience as we had the opportunity to hand select wines that we thought would create a sensory driven balance between art and wine. Let’s just say, everybody left smiling!
We look forward to being a part of such events in the future!