Slow Tasting: Sipping Shape, Texture, and Volume

May 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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The Portland Art Museum celebrates Oregon Wine Month with a special program led by Patrick Reuter of Dominio IV Wines, a family-based winery in McMinnville and Mosier.

Although the flavors and sensations of drinking wine are usually put to words—like leathery, buttery, or steely, with comparisons drawn to forest floors, oak, tobacco, and (yes, sometimes) cat pee—there are other ways to express the unique qualities of a bottle of wine.

Join us on Friday, May 6th for a slow tasting experience that downplays the verbal and emphasizes touch and vision as compliments to taste and scent. Each session will begin in the galleries with a brief slow looking experience led by a museum docent, followed by a guided wine tasting with Patrick.

This event is for the wine curious and enthusiast alike. No prior knowledge necessary, but you must be 21+ to participate.

5 p.m. Tasting 6 p.m. Tasting 7 p.m. Tasting

$10 ticket includes museum admission after 5 p.m.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.