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Marble Parlour at Houghton Hall. Photo by James Merrell.

Art + Wine “Cheers! The British Taste for Wine”

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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Beck Building, Mezzanine
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This program complements the exhibition Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House.

Imagine hosting a fine dinner at an English country house. What drinks would be served to your guests before, during, or after dinner? Perhaps sherry, French claret, German Hoch . . . or something else? Learn more about the British taste for wine in this program.

Art + Wine begins with a brief overview of the exhibition Houghton Hall: Portrait of a Country House by Christine Gervais, organizing curator, followed by an interactive presentation and tasting led by Benjamin Roberts, notable wine educator and Advanced Sommelier.

Important Information
• Meet in the American General Conference room on the mezzanine level of the Audrey Jones Beck Building.
• Doors open at 6 p.m. Please bring your ticket or confirmation form.
• Each Art + Wine program is limited to 48 participants and includes a presentation, wine instruction and samples, cheese and crackers (limited supply), and bottled water.
• For information and questions, contact lectures@mfah.org

About Benjamin Roberts
Currently an educator with Republic National Distributor, and formerly director of marketing and wine sales at Masraff’s, Roberts is a cofounder of the Houston Sommelier Association. He earned the prestigious distinction of Advanced Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2013 and is now a Master Sommelier candidate.

Tickets
$55 Museum members
$65 Nonmembers

Secure your seat in advance! Use the "Get Tickets" button above and print at home; call 713.639.7771; or visit any MFAH admissions desk.

Education programs receive generous funding from the Kinder Foundation; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; the Favrot Fund; Occidental Petroleum Corporation; the National Museum of Korea;
Mr. William J. Hill;  the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; The Crain Foundation; TMK IPSCO; Cameron International Corporation; Aggie and Joe Foster; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; and The Susan Vaughan Foundation.