Bacchus Finds an Artistic Side

Art and Wine have always run in a well suited courtship. Though they can be enjoyed separate, they most certainly are a divine combination and qualities which compliment one another to heightened enjoyment and stimulation.

Last Wednesday evening, guests gathered at A Voce Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle for the exclusive preview and tasting of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia’s 2007 Vintage. Their artistic labels are clearly a demonstration of an impeccable, harmonious marriage of the well suited duet of art and wine.

Stimulating the palate, the mind, and visual sensations, the labels are in fact works by world renowned artists Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh. The artists created a series of hand painted, intricately threaded and printed labels.

Ghada Amer commented on the project: “Just as artists take raw elements and make them into something beautiful, Ornellaia uses the same process to create each new vintage. The similarity of these two worlds inspired us to create a series of labels that not only portray the harmony in the 2007 vintage, but the harmony between art and wine.”

Stay tuned for April 28th, Sotheby’s will auction the 2007 bottles of refined luxury meets true artistic merit, as well as a copper-colored series of 18 Double Magnums, a unique 9 litre Salmanazar, and many more treasures, to benefit Whitney Museum of American Art.