It is the wine that leads me on, the wild wine that sets the wisest man to sing at the top of his lungs, laugh like a fool – it drives men to dancing…it even tempts him to blurt out stories better never told.
– Homer, The Odyssey
• Gian Lorenzo Bernini created his Bacchanal when he was just eighteen, but it already displays his unique ability to charge marble with drama and dynamic movement. He repeats the upwards spiral of figures in his much larger work, Daphne and Apollo. Both are tales of metamorphosis which he freezes in the process of transformation. The Bacchanalia, or Dionysia, were often secret parties of drinking, drama, crime, and political conspiracies.
• Etienne Menau’s Carafes are glass veins that turn red as you pour the wine.
• Paulette Tavormina’s Fish Bone is a photograph that recreates the luscious and quiet atmosphere of Pieter Claesz’ several still lifes depicting half-eaten fish. The leftovers of a feast, a small glimpse into a private corner of someone’s life, are just as engaging now as they were in the 17th century.
• This Wine Rack by Scrap Iron Designs is made from an industrial sprocket that transforms into an elegant and unusual way to store your wine.
• Joseph Ryan’s Wine Glass depicts creamy drapery fluidly moving into the background and crystal with the natural linen fiber occasionally showing through.
• Jennifer’s Wine Glass has a plum-colored blown glass spiral going around the outside.
• Jaime Marr’s Wine Holder displays one glass with a deep red glass curve that’s attached to a wood base.
• Michael Weiss’ Hanging Lantern frames two lights in interlocking rings of recycled wine barrels.
• Brad Evans’ Votive (or dipping sauce holder) is made from the inverted curve of a wine barrel.
• Elena’s Cufflinks frame cork stained with Pinot noir wine in scratch and tarnish resistant brass.
• John Almaguer’s Goblet has a sculpted glass spiral as the stem and foot filled with another spiral of ruby red.