The Pinot & Picasso Booze Guide

Pinot & Picasso Booze Guide
Want to know what drinks you should bring to your Pinot & Picasso session? There is absolutely NO wrong answer to this! There is booze for every mood!

While everybody has different tastes but we’re here to offer some tips & ideas. Here is a bit of a guide to help you decide what you’d like to bring to your Pinot & Picasso session!

WINE

Wine not?! It’s in the name, but you don’t have to restrict yourself to a glass of Pinot, or wine in general. However, wine is our most popular drip of choice. 

Whether you’re celebrating an occasion or just enjoying a night out, sparkling wine will never look out of place at Pinot & Picasso. Pop a bottle of your favourite Champagne or other sparkling wine like Prosecco or Cava. 

For those who are newbies, we recommend easing into the world of wine with some crisp and semi-sweet whites like a Moscato, Pinot Grigio or a Sav Blanc. For those who want to dip their toe into red wine, we suggest a Pinot Noir or a Beaujolais Nouveau (fancy!)

If you are attending Pinot & Picasso in the warmer seasons, a Rosé is a perfect summer drink. It is a great wine to have for those early sessions. It also pairs well with a variety of different foods, which puts it a level above just red & white wines.

BEER

Put your male partners at ease… they CAN get on the beers at Pinot & Picasso! Often people stick to the beer they’ve been drinking for years, so here is some advice on what type of beer to drink according to the season:

In colder weather, darker and medium to full-bodied beers will be your alcohol blanket. These type of beers are often brewed with spices, herbs & fruits. Try an IPA, Old Ales, Mild Ales, or a Stout.

In the warmer seasons, light to medium-bodied beers is your go-to. You want beers that can be served cold without completely numbing your palate. Try a Pale Ale, Summer Ale, or a Lager.

Many craft breweries like to produce different beers throughout the year. Here are some recommended Aussie beers: Young Henry’s, Balter, 4 Pines, Coopers.

Ciders are also a good summer alternative for beer! Somersby, Strongbow & Rekorderlig have some great flavours to choose from.

PRE-MIXED DRINKS

If spirits are your preference, you can bring some pre-mixed drinks to our studios. Whether you like a clear spirit like Vodka or Gin or have an acquired taste for Bourbon or Whiskey – there are so many options out there for you!

This doesn’t mean bringing in a full bottle of straight rum with you to our studio. It’s gotta be pre-mixed – easier for you and our hosts. Many of the big brands like Smirnoff, Gordon’s, Jack Daniels & Jim Beam have RTD cans in 4-6 packs ready for any occasion. 

 

Ultimately, it’s entirely up to you and what you’d like to drink at our studios. We hope this guide steers you in the right direction (most likely the bottle shop!). We’ve also got you covered with glasses, so when we say you bring just the drinks, we mean it! We look forward to seeing you in a Pinot & Picasso studios soon. Cheers! 

5 Best Places for the Ultimate COVID-Safe Date Night

The Ultimate COVID-Safe Date Night

While we’ve all been twiddling our thumbs at home for the past five months, the need to go out and have a good ol’ time is at an all-time high. You might be sick of your lover at home, but nothing boosts a mood better than a date night!

We know there is some stress and uncertainty about leaving the house, but we have found some COVID-Safe activities that you and your partner will look forward to. So, call the babysitter or tell work you’re not free this Saturday night because you’ve got some new plans with your loved one. 

 

Get messy with Pinot & Picasso

What could be better than drinking wine, having a laugh and trying to be a better painter than your beau? Pinot & Picasso is Australia’s #1 Paint and Sip Experience. With artworks spanning from cultural icons, overseas destinations, and nature’s delights – there is something for everyone. Whether you’re a self-proclaimed artist or an absolute novice, our step-by-step instructions make it easy to follow that you may even be surprised with your inner Picasso. You can also put your relationship to the ultimate test with our ‘Paint Your Partner’ sessions making a comeback next month. 

 

Spend a day at an Art Gallery

After you’ve tried to be better than the real Picasso, pay your respects to some of the greatest artists in the world at art galleries in your capital city. Whether it’s Contemporary, Renaissance, Surrealism, Abstract or Pop Art, you’re bound to be breath-taken by the paintings you see. Stroll through the corridors and take those candid shots for Insta to let everyone know you’ve actually left the house!

 

Go to a Pottery Class

What could be sexier than recreating ‘that’ scene from ‘Ghost’? Get your hands dirty and play around with clay to create something unique. The taster classes will allow you to practise your hand-building and wheel-throwing skills. Whether you create a masterpiece or a wonky pot, you will be sure to enjoy yourself. Here are some pottery locations to check out: Clay Sydney (NSW), The Pottery Shed (NSW), The Ceramic Studio (QLD), Urban Clay (VIC)

 

Show off at a Cooking Class

Time to look away from takeaway menus and dust up on your culinary skills. The best thing about cooking classes is the variety of cuisines on offer. ClassBento has an extensive list of classes and workshops to try in all states. From sushi and dumplings to noodles and pasta, nail these cultural cooking techniques, and we’re sure your partner will be impressed. Even go down the sweet path with chocolate and dessert classes. 

 

Go traditional with a Movie Night

So, you have watched everything Netflix has suggested for you? Good news! New blockbuster movies are now being released in cinemas from this week. The big chain cinemas, Hoyts and Event Cinemas, reopened in July and implemented social distancing rules which is reassuring for customers. If you have missed the feeling of sitting in cinemas with a jumbo-sized popcorn or a choc top, plan your next viewing now. 

 

7 Types of Pinot & Picasso Customers

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WHICH QUIRKY CHARACTER ARE YOU?

There is no denying that over the past two years, we have managed to find all kinds of weird and wonderful people that join us at Pinot & Picasso. These have become characters in the world of Pinot & Picasso, and there is a high chance that you (or one of your nearest and dearest) fit into one of the characteristics.

 

1. The one who just wants to drink

It’s no secret that our customers love a glass of wine or two… or twelve. They’ll often be the loudest in the room with their apron half falling off. You’ll never see their glass get low as top-ups are frequent. Despite being a little boozy, they always have a good time with their friends at Pinot & Picasso – even if they’re getting filmed by their friends. 

 

2. The overly competitive one

We all know one… and if you can’t think of one, it’s probably you. You’ll see this wild-eyed character with a paintbrush in hand and a paintbrush tucked behind their ear while they are frantically painting. They will keep one eye on their artwork and the other on their ‘rivals’. They won’t settle for anything less than being the best.

 

3. The Instagrammer

Step aside; the Instagrammer is here. Dressed to the nines with a cute bag and heeled boots, you won’t catch them without their phone in hand. Guaranteed to be making boomerangs and videos for their Insta stories and if you’re watching from home, you’ll definitely be getting FOMO. 

 

4. The boyfriend who got dragged along that low-key loves it

Happy wife, happy life? Although they have been forced to tag along with the missus, the smile on their face is bound to appear sooner or later. They won’t be standing with their arms folded looking depresso for too long inside our P&P Studios. With a beer in hand, they’ll soon forget about the footy match they are missing. 

 

5. The one who forgot its BYO

You can almost feel the shame from here as they fill up their water glass. You will often find this customer staring at their empty glass while others get tipsy around them. And isn’t it that little bit harder to watch your friends getting intoxicated when you are stone-cold sober? Queue… Hello darkness my old friend…

 

6. The one who came for the snacks

Is there a bag of chips missing? It won’t take long to find the culprit who often has food stuck to their hand the entire night. They won’t be stressing about whether they’ve painted in the right spot, but they will be anxious about whether the snacks will last the session.

 

7. The closeted Picasso

This secret superstar will always play it shy and humble in the P&P environment. They won’t tell anyone, even their closest friends – … about their little secret. That’s right – their inner Picasso. Despite being envious of their talent and flawless artwork, you’ll no doubt be asking for tips on painting or for them to fix that accidental smudge mark on the corner of your canvas.

Pinot & Picasso Customers
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