For those that love wine for its deep-rooted history as well as its downright deliciousness, we’ve uncovered a gem that is not meant for a glass – but will hang nicely on a wall instead.
Kenosha artist John Gehring created a work of art that is both attractive and informational. His hand-painted print is simply called “Wine” and offers a myriad of wine-based facts that are interconnected with bursts of colorful images of wine and its history. There is not another wine book or chart available that is packed with as much information on a single page as this inventive piece.
It’s also a conversation piece. Robert Mitchell and Tom Oldani are inspired by Gehring’s work and discuss elements of the poster and let you know how you can get it.
The posters are available through Portraits Plus and come in three sizes, small (11”X17”), medium (16”X23”) and large (21”X30”). The wine posters will be shipped in a protective cardboard tube. There are currently no options for framing but John, Tom and Robert recommend that every size gets protected in a glass covered frame. There is a small shipping and handling fee and the posters sell for $8, $15 and $20.
Watch the 12-minute video to see John’s wine art, hear the conversation and get more information on how to order.
probably have even tasted the wine. While not a restaurant wine list staple, this wine producer and its entire family of grape varietals is a retail darling. Its everywhere. This wine can't be that special.
But like that friend that is always there, always doing something good, this label
and the Sauvignon Blanc in particular from Casillero del Diablo shows up like clockwork and does the job. Every single time it is opened.
This Chilean wine falls under the Concha y Toro corporate umbrella which now divvies the Casillero del Diablo wine family into three tiers. The affordable white (and this Sauvignon Blanc) and premium black label categories has just expanded the tree with a middle price point red label. I'm here to tell you the white label is solid.
You'll taste the dark rock from the Andes foothills and understand how this lemony crisp white wine is built to be paired with the fresh caught fish on the Chilean coast. This is where that whole sea bass thing started you know. Now, after being over-fished, you can't find it. When the fish does appear on a menu it is either not the real thing or has a similar price tag to Wagu or Abalone. That is not the case for this Sauvignon Blanc though. It is delicious, affordable and abundant.
What if I told you that I know a guy who knows a guy that can get you a full-bodied Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon for less than $20? You would say, "What's this guys racket?" or "It's not really from Napa."
Wine of the Day pops the cork on a bottle of Chloe Prosecco and Bob offers a "wine tip" on the type of glassware you may want to pour this bubbly nectar into - and where you can buy this bargain wine.
Robert Mitchell's "Wine of the Day" debuts today with his take on a delicious and VERY affordable Pinot Noir from the coast of Monterey, California. The best part about this swirl and swish snippet is we let you know where you can pick up each daily selection - in Kenosha. And, this palate-friendly advice column comes to you Every. Single. Day.