Another Mail Art item sent to me by my sister. This one is a collage of four different beer labels/boxes and one wine label.
The main part of the card is made out of a Whistler Brewing Chestnut Ale box. Glued over top of it is the Nelson Brewing Company logo, as well as part of the labels from a Stella Artois bottle, a Stiegl bottle, and a bottle of (oops) wine. The (oops) wine has a fascinating history; made from the rare Carmenère grape variety (long assumed to have been just a funny tasting Merlot) it was rediscovered in the 1990’s. Here is the short version of the (oops) story, taken directly from their website:
“There’s a good reason the Merlot of Chile doesn’t taste like other Merlot. Many are not entirely Merlot, but instead a blend of Merlot and a far more exotic grape: Carmenère, a.k.a., The “Lost Grape of Bordeaux.” Carmenère root stock had been transplanted from France over a century ago before the particularly nasty root louse threatened its very existence. Soon forgotten, the Carmenère grapes grew freely with Merlot grapes and were assumed to be Merlot until, suddenly in 1994, viticulturist Jean-Michel Boursiquit revealed the mistake. Oops!”
Thank you Ivy for the Mail Art,
Spoon it on!