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Unique Gift Ideas: Art and Wine Perfectly Paired

The marriage between works of art and a glass of vino date back to a time when the years counted down, not up (who can forget those infamous “Sip and Paint” parties Cleopatra threw in the 40s....B.C.).

The Italians and French, who would expect less, formalized the tie between wine and cultural enlightenment with the “salon” experience in the 17th and 18th century.

In keeping with that tradition, we’ve teamed up with one of BC’s most popular artists to create a unique gift, perfect for virtually any occasion.

Filling the art component of this “wine and art” match is Sid Dickens’ Carousel Memory Block. Handmade in Canada since 1995, Memory Blocks are timeless wall tiles collected by art lovers the world over.

Liberty Wine Merchants was tasked with choosing a wine to match with this wall tile.

When pairing a wine with the Carousel tile, we looked at how the colours, texture, heritage and fundamental elements related to each other.

The result? A splendid match with a refreshing Rosé boasting old world roots.

Combining wine and art is about creating an experience.

The Caves de Lugny, Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé NV ($27.99) matched with the Carousel wall tile delivers on the promise of something experiential.

Caves de Lugny Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé NV (Burgundy, France - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gamay), is clear and bright pink, with enticing floral aromas backed by notes of ripe plums, licorice and fresh strawberry. This sparkling rosé is fresh and fruity on the palate with intense flavours of red berries. Balanced and refreshing with a fine mousse.

Light and fun, the Carousel memory block could also be described as fresh, light and balanced. Whimsical, while still embracing its historical roots through the subtle medieval finish, Carousel matches perfectly with this Rosé.

The combination makes for a unique, and uniquely BC, gift that will leave a lasting impression.

So the next time you’re searching for a cool gift, think about wrapping up the Carousel wall tile and a bottle of Caves de Lugny, Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé.

You can order the Carousel tile online at Sid Dickens - Handmade wall tiles

The wine can be purchased from any Liberty Wine Merchants location, BC’s largest private wine retailer.

Happy Holidays!

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