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Wine Tasting

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

Artist's Statement:

When I was growing up, anyone who knew anything about fine wine understood that to speak of fine wine was to speak of French wine. Today, there are vineyards around the world that produce fine wines: from California to Italy to Israel to Australia.

The wine in the painting - Pullus - comes from Ptujska Klet, the oldest winery in Slovenia. The winery's cellars date back to 1239.

Oil on Wood Panel

16 x 12 in

If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good?

Armand Jean du Plessis

Cardinal Richelieu, the French prelate who was the

"power behind the throne" of Louis XIII

Alonso of Aragon was wont to say in commendation of age,

that "age appears to be best in four things -

old wood best to burn, old wine to drink,

old friends to trust and old authors to read."

Francis Bacon


Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar,

but the best improve with age.

Pope John XXIII

Art as an Oasis™

Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional postings from the art of Carrie Kleinberger

providing a temporary respite from both mundane and monumental cares

complimented by words of wisdom from a diversity of others.

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