Wine has a long-standing association with the world of art, with Chateau Mouton Rothschild famously commissioning well-known artists to adorn its labels with their work, and one Florentine painter has taken the relationship a step further.
Elisabetta Rogai was commissioned by the Consorzio del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano to create a series of paintings rendered in red and white wine, using just charcoal to outline the drawings first, the Bangalore Mirror reports.
"Such [a] combination allows the wine to reproduce on the canvas exactly the same process of ageing that normally takes place inside the bottle," she told the newspaper.
Nothing is added to the wine, but it is boiled to thicken it before painting can begin, and months later the colours change on the canvas to complete the effect.
Lovers of both wine and the arts will find their needs met at the upcoming Arts in April festival, which kicks off in California's Napa Valley next month.
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