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    Doesn’t it make you hungry?


    2011 - 06.18

    Ah, the classic Weber.  So simple, but so tasty.

    Primo Vino Art: Monsters, Monsters ATTACK!


    2011 - 06.12

    On the menu tonight, a sweet Riesling from down under in south Australia.  Oh so smooth and when chilled, a lovely companion for a hot Texas summer grillout.  Tasty!  Brought to you by “some young punks” who have a very hip website.  And some killer artwork on this bottle.  Great job, you punks.  Should make for a nice evening

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The back of the bottle shows some samples of the art from their other wines, as you can see on their site.  Some pretty sultry stuff!  I’ll have to look for those next time I’m in the store! ;D

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Grillin on Memorial Weekend


    2011 - 05.30

    Sometimes it’s the simple things.

    Primo Vino Art: Cycles Gladiator


    2011 - 05.14

    The latest installment of the Primo Vino Art series, celebrating cool labels on wine bottles: Cycles Gladiator.

    The art is merely a ripoff of a classic piece, created in 1895 by French painter Georges Massias, but hey, I didn’t know that until I read the label.  There you go, putting the snooty “oh” in Pinot.

    There are multitudes and multitudes of stars inside our galaxy


    2011 - 05.12

    See for yourself:

    A little photo essay collage thing of the new fan. Yes, that’s right spacefans, a fan called the galaxy. It might even be sweeter than that other one I detailed before.

    This 16″ galaxy fan is powerful. And it makes a great blade sound, like a large propeller plane. When you press one of the piano key speed selectors it makes a click similar to an old cassette deck.  Majorly diggin the style on this thing.  Just in time for the hot weather!

    Primo Vino Art: Winery . . . X!


    2011 - 04.22

    Hot on the heels of the last entry in the Primo Vino Art series, which celebrates cool wine labels, I bring you this: X Winery

    Pairs well with SCIENCE.  And snarky, morbidly humourous artificial intelligence.

    It actually does pair well with science, what with an infinite number of potential riffs like “solve for x” or “plot x versus inebriation” and so forth.  I’ll just stop there.

    Indeed X does mark the spot, and this is a very pleasing cabernet blend.  Suprisingly smooth, yet not flavorless!  Usually it seems like those two qualities are mutually exclusive.  Perhaps they still are, but the bar graphs are fairly even here at least.  Drink up… you monster.

    Primo Vino Art: Vintage Ink


    2011 - 04.17

    It’s a drinkable affair, with hints of cucumber and a clean, outdoorsy feel.  Would get again if I saw it for cheap.  Pairs well with…. a hot tub!

    is it truly indelible?  Hmm, maybe a little.

    Primo Vino Art: Rock Lobster


    2011 - 03.20

    Third installment of the celebration of awesome pieces of art for wine labels; this California Zinfandel.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Primo Vino Art: REDS


    2011 - 02.22

    A populist wine.  A wine for the proletariat!  “A wine for the people” it says on the bottle.  Tried it a few weeks ago and it is, certainly the motherland’s finest.  Drink up, comrades.

    Primo Vino Art: Educated Guess


    2011 - 02.12

    How many times have you bought a certain wine just because the label grabbed you?  If you’re anything like me, the answer is probably uncountable.  I do have certain wines that I keep coming back to, but on the whole, I like to experiment and try new things, see what’s out there.

    In this spirit, there’s a new series in town, and it’s called Primo Vino Art. It’s just basically wine bottles that I think look cool.  We’ll kick it off with this über-nerdy label for a California vintner called Educated Guess.

    Saw it at Whole Foods and just had to try it based on the bottle alone.  Happily, this was one of the more intricate and tasty bottles I’ve had lately, so I think I will be returning to it.  For me, a wine has got to have subtlety and nuance to make it worth giving it a second go-round, and I have already bought my second bottle of this!

    Also, I’ve been trading vintage photoshop tricks with a certain mister Ryan Allen lately, and a picture I took of this bottle got the full treatment, so it seems appropriate to post it here.  For those so interested, there’s vignetting, chromatic aberration added (via ‘lens correction’), a red/green color gradient layer with low opacity (makes the colors look like a faded 80’s photo, a strong light leak coming from the upper right, and a bunch of extras applied in a PS actions file Ryan sent.  In the future, there might be some photoshop tutorials dished on these subjects, but for now, enjoy the retro-goodness: