I’ve been working on some new designs this week and my favourite one is these wine glass illustrations. Apparently it’s best to drink each variety of wine in a “varietal specific glass” – who knew?! Personally I have tended to choose my wine glass based on proximity or how much it holds, but then I never claimed to be a wine buff, just a wine lover…
For those of you who are interested, the reason for drinking out of varietal specific wine glasses is because each one is made with that specific style of wine in mind, so it can capture its essence best. The shape of the glasses enables the wine to get to the right area of our tongues, depending on whether that wine is acidic, tannic or sweet, and this apparently allows us to get the best taste sensation possible.
Anyway, for these wine glass illustrations I decided to draw glasses for 12 different types of wine and this is what I came up with. I’m not sure whether I’ve tasted all of them up to now (Montrachet or White Burgundy in particular) so I may need to work my way through them all… [edit – I’ve since been told that I have in fact tasted very good White Burgundy] This won’t be a hardship as wine is one of my very favourite things in the world. I generally go for red, but in summer a cold glass of white in a pub garden is one of life’s great treats, and I’ve never turned down a glass of rosé either!
Ever since I did a set of barbecue illustrations for my Dad’s birthday card I’ve become a bit obsessed with drawing themes, so expect to see more of this type of thing in the future 🙂
I’ve had these wine glass illustrations printed onto greeting cards and A4 art prints which are available in my Etsy shop. Great if you have a wine loving friend or family member you’d like to treat. Just click on the image and it will take you to the item listing.