All we can do now is celebrate what the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists contributed to the world. Three of the cartoonists who were killed in the attacks last week–editor-in-chief Stéphane Charbonnier, Georges Wolinski and Bernard Verlhac–also created wine labels for Gérard Descrambe, a Bordeaux winemaker. The labels are funny, bold, and mostly pretty bawdy too.
Descrambe no longer owns the Château Barrail des Graves vineyards in St. Emilion, but he still makes a Bordeaux appellation wine called Château Renaissance. “It was always my philosophy to have fun with wine,” Descrambe said. “There are too many people in Bordeaux who don’t know how to have fun with wine. They make it too serious.” Amen.