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Nourishing Genius: Food and Wine in the Time of Michelangelo

4th October 2020


In partnership with the J. Paul Getty Museum, New York City


Join Fred Plotkin, Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective and specialist in Italian gastronomy, opera and history, for a talk and tasting.

Michelangelo was wined and dined at the tables of popes and patrons. He also owned a vineyard, a cheese cave, and an orchard. Fred Plotkin and Getty Museum drawings curator Julian Brooks recently came together to explore the fascinating connections between art, food, drink, and Michelangelo, the incomparable Italian Renaissance artist.

During their webinar they raised (several) glasses to Michelangelo – with selected wines from Tuscany, Lazio, and Umbria, which you can enjoy through their virtual tasting. There was also an opportunity for the audience to live chat with Fred and Julian.

This event forms part of the Drinking in the Past series and complements the Getty Museum exhibition Michelangelo: Mind of the Master.



The Wine – virtual tasting from Fred and Julian

Discover three wines, the style of which would have been familiar to Michelangelo:


Principe Pallavicini Frascati Superiore 2018

70% Malvasia del Lazio, 15% Trebbiano della Toscana, 15% Greco – Lazio, Italy

Villa di Capezzana Carmignano 2015
80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon – Toscana, Italy

Bellafonte Collenottolo Montefalco Sagrantino 2013
100% Sagrantino – Umbria, Italy

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