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Luxury December/January 2016-17: Art, Innovation and Design

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110 LUXURYLV.COM | DEC-JAN 2016-2017 S A V O R | W I N E THE FINE ART OF WINE BY MARISA FINETTI An ability to evoke emotion and create an experience delivers an unmistakable connection C learly visible from Napa Valley's picturesque Highway 29 in California, the polished stainless steel 35-foot-tall Bunny Foo Foo is anything but soft and delicate as he hops out from the Hall St. Helena vineyard. Art like Lawrence Argent's sculpture liter- ally is popping up all across wine regions throughout the world, from rustic barns that used to house hay and livestock feed, to private, mu- seum-worthy collections within modern winery surroundings, to site- specific installations around 18th-century medieval Tuscan villages. The late, distinguished American wine geographer Harm de Blij once said, "A great bottle of wine is a noble creation, a work of art as well as science, a triumph of talent and initiative, a progeny of natural environment and cultural tradition … wine is to a sense of smell and taste what a painting is to the eye and music is to the ear." Like wine, art can evoke emotions and create an experience; and when enjoyed together, they can ignite an experience that leaves a lasting impression. The association of wine and art can be traced back to the early history of civilization, and contemporaneous art illustrated the evolution of winemaking and wine drinking. More recently, the marriage of wine and art on labels was popularized by the great first growth of Château Mouton Rothschild's Baron Philippe de Rothschild in 1945. Ahead of its time, Mouton Rothschild Bunny Foo Foo at HALL

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