Fresco with a Woman on a Balcony (detail), Roman, about 9 B.C.–A.D. 14. The J. Paul Getty Museum, gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman

Bacchus Uncorked: Wine and Seduction

Bacchus Uncorked


Museum Galleries

Celebrate the spirit of St. Valentine with an afternoon exploring love and wine. Take a gallery tour focused on Bacchus and Venus, two gods who influenced the grapevine and inspired human passions. Then join wine educator Giammario Villa to sip and learn about wine and enjoy hors d'oeuvres. Start with a bubbly sparkling wine, discover the nuances of the Grenache grape tasting wines from Spain, Italy, and France, and conclude with an indulgent sweet sherry and chocolate pairing. Open to 36 participants (must be at least 21 years of age). Course fee $75. Complimentary parking.

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