artXwine is a new concept just launched in Belgium which aims to pair wine with works of art. Set up by Francoise Gauthier and Rene Judak, artXwine wants to add a new dimension to food and wine pairing by adding a new sense, sight.
The founders, both wine and art lovers have joined forces to create this new experience which they say is very rare. They believe that like wine, art can create multiple emotions that move the person viewing that art. “Almost unexplored, we believe that captivating these two difference universes and merging them together is perfectly natural.
The events are organised in Rhode-Saint-Genèse, a commune in the south of Brussels close to the Fort-Jaco neighbourhood. The organisers welcome guests in a recently renovated cottage with its century-old greenhouse.
Francoise Gauthier is a chemist who studied oenology and is a wine and champagne importer. He has organised lots of wine tastings and art and antique exhibitions. On the other hand Rene Judak, a lawyer specialised in intellectual property is also a passionate wine lover is founder of the blog www.youpiwine.be and author of two books Bruxelles terrasses and Bruxelles vins,
The place is open for team building or for the artXwine dinners.
After a welcome Champagne, guests will be able to walk through the art gallery tasting a different wine in each of the different rooms paired with the works of art that are on display. The wine tasting costs EUR 35. This can be followed by a dinner.
The next artXwine events will take place on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 November from 7.30pm. Dinner starts at 9pm. You can find more details on www.artxwine.com