Texas Wine School Class: "Wines & Art of California in the 20th Century"
By the turn of the 20th century, California was at the forefront of American wine, and today accounts for 90 percent of the nation's production. More than 1,200 wineries scattered along 700 miles of coast and in the Central Valley produce pure and blended wines using wine-making artistry to enhance the grapes' natural qualities.
During the same 100-year period, California's atmospheric light and cool, oceanic air attracted artists from around the nation. Many had trained in Europe and arrived with new theories and techniques of the French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. Since then, artists in California transitions from derivative to proactive, resulting in some of the most innovative, engaging and influential art movements.
During this two-hour class, consider California's leading art movements of the 20th century, matched with wines of comparable styles.