Porscha Schiller of South Stage Cellars surrounds herself with art, in her home and the Jacksonville tasting room where she hosts parties for wine club members and others.
Here are her thoughts on which wine she likes to drink with art:
- A glass of sparkling wine with a hint of sweetness while enjoying Cheryl Garcia's lawn pieces and their movement and natural colors
- a rich, deep syrah with a peppery finish while looking at her brilliant, sculptured red fall leaves that almost look iridescent
- A slightly buttery soft chardonnay or a smooth silky pinot noir that is not too heavy mimics the movement and dimension of Pegi Smith's 6-foot painting in my living room. "I am amazed how her art changes with the light of the day and into the sunset," says Schiller.
- A grenache, rich, fruit forward, smooth but not to heavy, would go well with Katharine Gracey's strong, magnificent colors and sometimes whimsical characters.
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