I'm noticing more and more that Tecate is gradually replacing traditional red/white wine at art openings in LA these days. Why, man? What about those of us who don't like beer?
Corey Helford Gallery still serves wine. Actually, I really enjoy the openings there because even though the work exhibited is usually quite commercial, the parties are catered with an open bar and a variety of hors d'oeuvres. In fact, the first time I ever went there they had a cotton candy vendor there, matching the theme of the artist's work.
But seriously; yesterday I did the Culver City Art Walk, and attended the CalArts grad show at the Chinatown galleries, and it was Tecate everywhere, with a little Budweiser thrown in from time to time. Hate to sound like a lush, but some of us non-beer drinkers have the right to get our buzz on in order to better pontificate about how the work shown is utter BS, too.