The Vinum Project, a collection of imagery that is unparalleled in its humorous and vibrant take on the fusion of wine and contemporary art, launched for wine and art lovers who are looking for the ideal gifts just in time for the holiday shopping spree.
“Much like the holidays, wine is a unifier. It’s something that your Aunt in Texas shares in common with your BFF in LA and your odd colleague at work. It’s a common denominator for bringing people together in a world that can feel very divided these days. Yet when we think about wine, most of the images that are top of mind are largely outdated, white table clothes,etc. – out of touch with the real humans diving in to experiences and cultures surrounding the amazing world of wine. Our offering combines sophisticated elements of wine and the wine industry with bold pops of color and different perspectives that embody a young and fresh outlook. Cool, yet affordable gifts are hard to come by so we end up leaning on the tried and trues a little too often, said Vanessa Price, Founder of The Vinum Project.
The Vinum Project is a visual series created by a dynamic best-friends-since-childhood duo. Vanessa Price, Creative and Art Director, is a 15-year veteran of the wine business in NYC and felt compelled by her years of watching dull depictions of wine that seemed so out of touch with her and all of her contemporaries and was inspired to change that. Michelle McSwain is a life-long photographer and long-time creator of alternative platforms for creating new perspectives through the camera lens. Together, they are creating imagery that speaks to a generation of wine drinkers living in the real world – and who want wine to be a part of their real lives.
This holiday season, make everyone on your gift list happy. The Vinum Project’s prints are great for friends, parents, newlyweds, new apartment leasers; anyone who enjoys wine and pretty things. Whether shopping on a budget or looking for a badass mic drop sort of gift, The Vinum Project has something for you. They have created a limited series of Fine Art pieces printed in a new wave technology of HD printing as well as a photo print series that won’t break the bank but will definitely over deliver in the surprise department upon opening.
This holiday season, be different and be clever – and definitely win the “best gifter” award on gift exchange day. Vanessa and Michelle had their first gallery showing opened to much fanfare and success in The Hamptons this past summer and now they are looking to bring these fun prints to your readers.
Vanessa is also a wine columnist for NYMagazine and a Diploma graduate of and instructor for The Wine & Spirit Education Trust®. She teaches wine classes at Columbia University and splits her time between New York City and Montak. professional lifestyle and portrait photographer, Michelle McSwain, co- inventor of the mobile App PABLO, known for its patented long exposure photo and video technology. In short, they are making wine art for wine lovers with all the beauty.
There’s a food for every wine and a wine for every food. The notion that it’s silly to “pair” everyday foods with wine is archaic – and it’s time for it to die a slow and delightful death. If the food has flavor and texture, there’s a wine out there somewhere looking to be its best friend. Stop being a snob.
Part of a larger series, this image is a visual snapshot of how to remember solid snippets of wine grape facts. The shadow tells us Pinot Noir typically comes in a “Burgundy” shaped bottle. The cherry, bramble fruit and mushroom are meant to imprint three of the main characteristics often attributed to Pinot Noir. The red backdrop reminds us of the classic warm tones this noble red grape takes in the glass.
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