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.
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.
This month as part of ESEA Heritage Month, we will celebrate winemakers of East and Southeast Asian origins.
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:
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, Hattingley Valley Winery, and Wine Peek for their generous support.
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 web comics.
‘Communities in the Making’ is an ongoing series of events that unites community-led and process-driven approaches to fostering co-existence amongst diverse underrepresented cultures and communities in Manchester. Through artist-led workshops, collaborative screenings, cross-disciplinary exchanges, and roundtable discussions, we actively ponder ways of nurturing agency to lay the groundwork for community building.
Throughout the course of the programme, members of the public are invited to gather, collaborate, and contemplate with us. We believe in the inherent creativity of every individual and strive to establish meaningful connections that are reflective of our current moment, and meet the needs and aspirations of the community. ‘Communities in the Making’ activates listening, interdependency, and the cultivation of new experiences to celebrate diasporic knowledge, and ground our work in encounters and experimentations.