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April 9, 2014 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

Who says art can only be on walls? Get ready for Art May with a collective and artistic bottle of wine, and stand out from the crowd. 

For a selection of investment-worthy art labels by designers and artists that will also please even the most discerning palate, look no further than etc wine shops, Hong Kong’s very own shopping paradise for wine lovers. For a wide selection of art labels, ask the sommeliers for winemakers such as, Château Mouton Rothschild, Pont de Arts, Dom Pérignon, Château Siran and Pol Roger.

Château Mouton Rothschild

When thinking about art and wine, the first château that comes to mind is Mouton Rothschild. Wine and art lovers can discover the paintings over the years in the Labels Room at the vineyard, containing the originals of the artworks created by contemporary artists to illustrate the labels of bottles of Mouton Rothschild since 1945.

From one label to another, Mouton Rothschild has brought together some of the most celebrated artists of their day, including Miró, Chagall, Braque, Picasso, Tàpies, Francis Bacon, Dali, Balthus, Jeff Koons and even Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales. The artists have complete freedom of creation, though certain themes, such as the vine, the pleasure of drinking and the ram, the Mouton Rothschild emblem, have proved a particularly rich source of inspiration.

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Pont de Arts

Pont des Arts is a unique collection of exclusive wines that provides for the ultimate art and wine experience, sharing what France does best. Named after one of the most famous, romantic bridges in Paris, Pont des Arts wines build a bridge between art and wine, East and West, as well as collectors and newcomers alike.

The artist, Zao Wou-Ki was born in Beijing and lived out most of his life in France from the age of 28. His paintings are widely recognised as an exemplary reconciliation of Chinese and European aesthetics, in which the language of modern Western abstraction is enriched by a Chinese chord deeply rooted in the past.

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Dom Pérignon

In 2010, vintage Champagne brand, Dom Pérignon launched a colourful tribute to Andy Warhol with a special edition 2002 vintage. DayGlo red, blue and yellow labels on bottles and boxes were created by London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design; spreading the message that champagne is about pop, life and excitement.

In collaboration with art legend Jeff Koons, Dom Pérignon has presented the limited edition Vintage Rosé Balloon Venus in 2013, with only 650 bottles made. The artist adopted the Balloon Venus sculpture for DP, transforming the original statue in a smaller version which preciously guards a bottle of Dom Pérignon 2003 Vintage Rosé. Koons’ Balloon Venus proposes a new kind of idol: a modern-day goddess of love who embraces her beholder in reflective curves.

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Château Siran

From 1980 to 2005, Château Siran has collaborated with different artists in order to illustrate the label and commemorate an event of the year. Different themes have been described for the last twenty-six years: art, science, sport, history and politics. Sometimes the chosen artist was linked with the theme. For example, in 1990 an English painter illustrated the Channel Tunnel, or in 1988 a Russian artist illustrated ‘Glasnost’ and ‘Perestroika.’

Channel your inner artist while sipping on these wines and reflecting on the special events of the year. Not only will this bottle be a collective but also a conversation starter amongst friends.

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Pol Roger

To celebrate the 2011 launch of etc wine shops, Paulo Pong, Founder and Managing Director of Altaya Group chose Pol Roger Champagne, an exclusive brand to champagne etc, to spread the message of art and wine appreciation. Frog King, an artist who since 1980 has been using the “Frog” icon to create his work, used his unique and distinguished style of art to design each Pol Roger bottle of Champagne individually.

Shoppers may purchase this limited edition Pol Roger Champagne bottles designed by Frog King will be available at burgundy etc. (it sounds weird here)

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