Now that Fizzmas is over, we return to our usual favorite topic – wine (of the non-sparkling kind)!
The latest news is that Jeff Koons designed the newest Mouton-Rothschild label. Mouton is a first-growth Bordeaux that has been commissioning cool artists to do their labels since 1945, so Koons joins a club that includes Warhol, Dali, Picasso and Francis Bacon, among a ton of others.
For the label, Koons updates a Pompeii fresco of The Birth of Venus by adding some silver line drawings of a ship sailing under the sun.
Maybe the interpretation is that no matter what’s happening in your life, the silver lining is that you can drink this historical kick ass wine which will make you feel like you’re sailing on a sunny day. I’m pretty sure Art Forum will be calling me immediately to write for them.
The 2010 Mouton Rothschild is 94% Cabernet Sauvignon (the most Cab ever used) and 6% Merlot. It’s the most expensive of its last ten vintages, currently selling for an average of $1,074, though you can’t get it til December 10, 2013. Start your new list for Santa now…