When Palate Meets Palette

As published in A Matter of Taste magazine, 2014 A glass or two of wine has provided creative lubrication to artists throughout history, and on occasion featured in their endeavours. Here are eight masterpieces that celebrate the bottled muse in paint. Art and alcohol have long enjoyed a tense relationship that has inspired creativity but…

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Surface Pleasures (or, Choosing a Wine by its Label)

Published in Matter of Taste magazine, 2014 The wine world is sometimes accused of haughtiness, but creative wineries are exploding that myth with quirky labels that draw upon pop culture, legends, cinema and humour. Here I select some of the most amusing. You dart into a wine shop with only minutes to spare before heading…

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