Friday, September 13, 2013
On 5:54 PM by Ben Wood No comments
You don’t have to read The Daily Front Row to know that food is in fashion: from the cronut to the farmers market, cleans diets, and what champagne you stock in the fridge, to signature cocktails. With 67 Wine being blocks from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, I’ve been enjoying the bustle that the fashion industry has brought to the Upper West.
SadieIt has been a reminder to connect the dots where wine meets the broader culture. Wine can be evocative; different styles of wine evoke a string of visuals for me from art and design to clothing and even music. Still, I can’t help but see wine as one of the most stylish accessories: the essence of the earths character determined by its divine circumstance, geology, aspect, climate…handed to the winemaker who imparts his or her own philosophy, technique, art. When you are drinking wine, it is a celebration of that moment — like the way Diane von Furstenberg described the attitude of her fall 2013 collection: the big umbrella is life is a party, it’s not going to the party, it’s life that’s a party.