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Carpe Vinum

carpe vinum. seize the wine. and seize the day
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Lovesick

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“i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want no world (for beautiful you are […]

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Sites We Like :: Jelle De Roeck

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What blogs do I love? As a fickle Wine Harlot, I have many, many fascinations, here’s my current infatuation. Jelle De Roeck is a Belgium architect by profession, a wine enthusiast by passion. For the past three years Jelle has been Tumbling his wine experiences. The generally English-language blog (a few posts and comments are […]

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Eleonora :: Byam Shaw

yam Shaw's illustration for Edgar Allan Poe's Eleonora in

 “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” —  Edgar Allan Poe  “Eleonora” Byam Shaw’s illustration for Edgar Allan Poe’s Eleonora in “Selected Tales of Mystery” (London : Sidgwick & Jackson, 1909) with caption “A magic prison-house of grandeur and of glory.”

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The Initiates :: A Comic Artist And a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs :: Etienne Davodeau

In the graphic novel The Initiates - A Comic Artist And a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs, comic artist Etienne Davodeau proposes to Loire Valley wine maker Richard Leroy that they spend a year immersing themselves in learning each others respective lifework. Leroy agrees, and the apprenticeship begins.

“We walk between night and day. Between heaven and earth. A suspended moment, when talking is unnecessary.” — Etienne Davodeau In the graphic novel The Initiates – A Comic Artist And a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs, comic artist Etienne Davodeau proposes to Loire Valley wine maker Richard Leroy that they spend a year immersing themselves […]

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Peach Blossom in the Crau :: Vincent van Gogh

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“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” — Gerard De Nerval  Peach Blossom in the Crau, by Vincent van Gogh, March-April 1889, permanent collection at The Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London.  

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The Mysterious Boat :: Odilon Redon

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“We are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean.” — Anna Freud The Mysterious Boat (1892) by Odilon Redon, pastel on paper, in a private collection.

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Sunlight on the Coast :: Winslow Homer

oil painting by American artist Winsolw Homer Sunlight on the Coast, an image of storm-tossed waves crashing on the rocky shore of the coast

“Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thought that is forever flowing through one’s head.” — Mark Twain Oil painting Sunlight on the Coast (1890) by Winslow Homer in the permanent collection at the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio. 

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Fishing in The Seine :: Georges Seurat

Fishing in The Seine, Georges Seurat (1883) in the permanent collection, Musée d'Art Moderne, Troyes, France.

“Fishing, with me, has always been an excuse to drink in the daytime.” — Jimmy Cannon Fishing in The Seine, Georges Seurat (1883) in the permanent collection, Musée d’Art Moderne, Troyes, France.

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A Bar at the Folies-Bergère :: Édouard Manet

oil on canvas painting A Bar at the Folies Bergere by Edouard Manet

“That’s sort of what I felt… I miss drinking, I thought bars were truly holy places.” — Joe Eszterhas  A Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Édouard Manet (1882), oil on canvas, permanent collection at The Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London.

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