About this Event
Join us for a unique wine experience led by wine writer Kelly Liang. During the workshop, Kelly will guide us through a selection of wines from China, France, and Japan, providing insights into the world of wine vessels and their significance in storytelling, culture, and identity.
This event is a part of ESEA Heritage Month, where we come together to celebrate the achievements of winemakers from East and Southeast Asian backgrounds.
Kelly will invite guests to sample five wines from around the world selected for the workshop in line with the ESEA heritage month theme of 'Roots & Routes'. Kelly will encourage guests to consider wine as vessels for story, culture and identity through an expressive wines from China, France, and Japan:
- A sparkling Alsatian white, tailor-made for Asian cuisine
- An innovative amber from the indigenous Japanese grape, Koshu
- A silky ruby that captures the emerging essence of Chinese wine
- A classic Bordeaux, the vision of a bold challenger from Hiroshima
- And, a liquid gold born in the chill of Siberian snow
This is a ticketed event designed to stimulate thoughts and conversations among a small group of attendees. All proceeds will support esea contemporary's mission of promoting diversity and progress in the art world. We thank Vin Trails, Hedonism and the Good Wine Shop for their generous support.
In this workshop series, titled 'Colour & Corks: Wine Tasting Reimagined,' we aim to foster an inclusive, interactive, and thought-provoking environment where participants can explore the intricate connections between people, identities, and cultures through the lens of wine.Together, we will not just taste wine as a mere commodity but appreciate it as an art form and craft, infused with passion and dedication. We will explore winemakers, growers, grape varieties, and styles from various corners of the world. Whether you're a complete novice or an expert collector, this workshop promises to deliver something new and exciting for everyone.
About the workshop host
Kelly Liang writes and draws about wine on her website, A Thousand Glasses. She fell into the strange but fascinating world of wine after working in academia, non-profit and tech. Her dream is to travel the world through harvests while tasting great wines, meeting fun people, and collecting captivating stories that she will turn into fiction and web comics.
About esea contemporary
esea contemporary is the UK’s only non-profit art centre specialising in presenting and platforming artists and art practices that identify with and are informed by East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) cultural backgrounds.
esea contemporary is situated in an award-winning building in the heart of Manchester, home to one of the largest East Asian populations in the UK. Since its inauguration as a community-oriented visual arts festival in 1986, esea contemporary – previously named Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) – has continuously evolved to establish itself as a dynamic and engaging space for cross-cultural exchanges in the British art scene, as well as in a global context.
esea contemporary aims to increase the visibility of contemporary art practices from the East and Southeast Asian communities and their diasporas. It is a site for forward-thinking art programmes that beyond exhibitions also include commissions, research, residencies, publishing, and a wide range of vibrant public events. esea contemporary values creativity, compassion, interconnectedness, and collectivity in implementing its mission.
Learn more: www.eseacontemporary.org
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
esea contemporary, 13 Thomas Street, Manchester, United Kingdom