Is your schedule too packed to allow for a pre-summer vacay? Then keep it local and browse the Aria Stone Gallery during its for-the-trade CEU Wine + Stone event next week, when you can travel the world by proxy as you admire Aria’s collection of stones from Brazil, Turkey, Italy, India, Madagascar, China and more.
These treasures are as substantial as 137 inches by 74 inches, and greater than an inch thick. Colors range from the traditional black, blue and green to metallic, translucent and even pink. Stone types run the gamut, from calcite and dolomite to granite, marble and onyx. As far as finish, you can find brushed, honed, leathered and polished.
As a designer or other industry professional, you’re required to earn continuing education credits, so why not relax and do a little wine tasting at the same time? The presentation will highlight regions where stones are quarried that also produce wines.
Find the Bianco Rhino from Namibia or the Calacatta Gold Borghini from Italy to use as a white background, and then tilt your wine glass towards the showroom's lights to check the color and clarity of the wine. Imagine being in that Italian vineyard next to the rock quarry, and let the flavor of the wine travel across your palate.
Whether rich, velvety, buttery or oaky, the wine served at the Wine + Stone event will certainly be as exotic as the stones displayed there. Don't miss this chance to take that worldwide expedition you’ve never had the chance to plan.
The event is sponsored by PaperCity and wines are presented by Times Ten Cellars. If you are a designer or other industry professional interested in attending, please reserve your spot by registering here. This for-the-trade CEU event is accredited by the Marble Institute of America.
We look forward to seeing you between 5 and 7PM April 21 at Aria Stone Gallery at 1617 Hi Line Drive, Ste. 310, for an evening of natural beauty that will activate your senses.