Red wine and cheese board

Wine, Cheese & Art – A Virtual Happy Hour Series with GRAM & Aperitivo: REDS

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021
7:00 pm — 8:30 pm

Ready to learn something new? 

The Grand Rapids Art Museum and Aperitivo are excited to offer GRAM Members an experience where we bring artwork, wine, and cheese into your home! The series continues with an exploration of red, in wine, art, and cheese. Each wine and cheese pairing will be selected by the Aperitivo staff and paired with extraordinary artwork from GRAM’s permanent collection, tied together by this month’s theme of reds. 

The evening will be guided by Dana Friis-Hansen, Director & CEO of GRAM, Amy Ruis, Owner of Art of the Table & Aperitivo, and Evan Talen, General Manager of Aperitivo. Learn about how wine, cheesemaking, and the culinary experience share parallels in artmaking and how we experience visual art in the world. You will also hear about the history and background of some artwork as well as the products we are tasting, and why these particular pieces and products are so special to us. We can’t wait to spend the evening with you!

Event Dates and Topics
January 21: The Art of Curation
February 24: Reds
March 24: Whites

The $80 ticket + tax covers a tasting package which includes 2 bottles of red wine and a 2 cheese plate (+ crackers, bread and some fun sides!), free delivery or pick-up, and entrance to the Zoom event. 

GRAM Members can purchase tickets here. Please note: you will need your GRAM Membership Number (which can be found on your Member Card) to complete your ticket purchase. Please purchase tickets in advance before the deadline on Tuesday, February 23 at 7pm. Unfortunately we cannot accept walk-ins” (or call-ins) the day of the event. Contact Marnie McGuire at 616.831.2901 or with questions.


For more information, contact Marnie McGuire at or 616.831.2901.