Press Release for Jen Ferguson Exhibit at Brooklyn Oenology, Friday June 22

Jen Ferguson’s Label for Brooklyn Oenology’s 2010 Riesling

Jen Ferguson’s Label for Brooklyn Oenology’s 2006 Motley Cru

Williamsburg, NY – Brooklyn Oenology Winery (pronounced ‘EN-ology’, or simply ‘BOE’), a local winery which applies the work of Brooklyn artists on its bottle labels, is hosting a new wine release party and artist reception on Friday, June 22nd from 7pm – 12am in its tasting room at #209 Wythe Ave at N. 3rd St. in Williamsburg.  The party celebrates the opening of a solo exhibition of work by artist Jen Ferguson, whose watercolor paintings “Friends” and “In the Neighborhood” are featured on the 2010 Riesling and 2006 Motley Cru labels.  Work by Ferguson will be on display through July 31st.

To celebrate, BOE will feature $2 off glasses of 2010 Riesling, 10% off all bottles of BOE wines, and complimentary snacks will also be served.  BOE winemaker Alie Shaper and Jen Ferguson will both attend and the reception is open to the public – all are invited.

Brooklyn Oenology’s 2010 Riesling is a supremely refreshing, deliciously complex white which has brought many people back to a classic, off-dry style of Riesling.  Residual sugars add perfectly balanced richness punctuated by flavors of crisp apple, pear, peach, jasmine and just a hint of petrol, with a crisp, clean finish of citrus, slate and honey.  A classic pairing for Asian cuisine and spicy foods, the light sweetness is a perfect match for BBQ and brunch fare, and can also easily pair with fruit-based desserts.

Jen Ferguson’s work “Friends” is the perfect visual complement for Brooklyn Oenology’s Riesling, and is the only label art ever commissioned by BOE, specifically for the BOE ‘Friend’ Riesling Project for Pet Food Safety.  With her whimsical style Ferguson captures the personalities of our animal friends – each one fun, youthful, sweet, mischievous and innocent, very much like the wine it presents. Other work on view by Ferguson will include watercolors of mystical creatures, which are available for purchase through Ferguson’s Art in Chaos studio.

The BOE “Friend” Riesling Project for Pet Food Safety:
“Every year thousands of pets are affected by poorly made food. They are our companions and family members, sentient beings that require and deserve quality sustenance as much as humans – but there are very few regulations that govern pet food quality. In honor of my own friend, a portion of the sales of every bottle of Brooklyn Oenology ‘Friend’ Riesling will be donated to causes that support making food safe for all of our friends.”      – Alie Shaper, Winemaker

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Brooklyn Oenology (EN-ology, or simply ‘BOE’), is a local, woman-owned winery based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn founded by winemaker Alie Shaper in 2006.  Brooklyn Oenology works to present the flavor of our region by sourcing grapes exclusively from local New York State vineyards and by placing the exciting work of New York City artists on our labels.  BOE works with local restaurants, markets, food producers and art organizations, and has become an exciting part of the Brooklyn and New York City art and culinary scene. For more information please visit our Tasting Room on Wythe Avenue at N. 3rd Street in Williamsburg where we hold a regular series of gallery exhibits and wine events.
www.BrooklynOenology.com

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