Take a little road trip to Wilmington, DE, this weekend and be one of the first to view a new exhibition, “Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition” at the stately Winterthur Museum. Even if you’re not an oenophile, you’ll find plenty to enjoy.
The exhibit, which starts tomorrow and runs through Jan. 6, 2013, showcases more than 300 objects attributed to wine culture from the 1600s through the 1800s. Besides the glitzy and practical bric-a-brac, there’s a glimpse into the lighter side of wine with a look at drinking games (including a board game to teach children temperance), advertisements, and other paraphernalia.
To coincide with Uncorked! the museum will feature wine dinners, wine cellar tours, workshops, and lectures throughout the exhibition.
If the weather is nice, take a stroll around the lovely grounds. And if you’re hungry, check out the museum’s cafeteria. It has really great food. I know. I visited there a lot when I lived in Wilmington!