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Chinese Art • 7 Dinners

WELCOME TO EDITION 811 of GRAPEVINE

In 2009, I signed up for the postgraduate Chinese Art course at SOAS – School of Oriental & African Studies – University of London.

It is a 3-month course which I divided into 6 weeks over two years as I could not afford to put a stop to my work for three months and be stationed in London all that time.

Most people who attend the course end up working in art/antique galleries, museums, or auction houses.

As I passed the course with distinction, I could apply to do a master’s degree.

After speaking to the faculty, I decided against that as I had to – mostly – follow a syllabus when, what I really wanted to do was focus my research on qin music, a subject barely written about in the English language on Chinese art.

I was considering a change of career because I have always been more interested in music, literature, painting, antiques, art and history than wine.

Wine is a job.

I love it but do not possess the same lust as I do for the other subjects.

SEVEN BORDEAUX

This April, we will be launching a series of 7 dinners around Chinese ArtChampagne, and Bordeaux.

All the Bordeaux come directly from the chateaux:

  • Yquem 1996
  • Chateau Palmer 2001
  • Chateau Margaux 1996
  • Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2001
  • Chateau Pichon Baron 1996
  • Chateau Leoville Barton 2001
  • Chateau Lynch-Bages 2001

Provenance is as important in art as in wine.

The Chinese antiques were purchased in 2009 and 2011 from an impeccable gallery.

Chateau Palmer

Money Box • Eastern Han Dynasty (25 – 220 AD)

The inaugural dinner will be:

Wednesday 14 April 2021
Antique Money Box • Eastern Han Dynasty (25 – 220 AD)
Bordeaux Chateau Palmer 2001

We will be posting the menu, venue, and champagnes mid-week.

Wishing you A Good Week.

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