Wine Day 2020: Sailing On A Wine Bottle Across A Sea Of Red

“A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.”
Louis Pasteur
“Wine is poetry in a bottle.”
Clifton Fadiman
“Love is like wine. To sip is fine, but to empty the bottle is a headache.”
Julio Iglesias
“Wine because it’s not good to keep things bottled up.”


For my past Wine Day artworks so far, I had been doing them with wine glasses drawn on paper or made with paper art. This Wine Day, I thought about doing it a little more differently. How about “upgrading” to a whole wine bottle, instead of sticking to wine glasses? 🍾🍷

That’s when I remembered an interesting bottle of red wine which my family recently bought from a wine shop called Wine Connection at Raffles City a few months ago. On 29th July (coincidentally our 66th monthsary), after enjoying dinner at Buffet Town, we passed by Wine Connection when we were walking around at the basement of Raffles City for awhile. My father then suggested getting a bottle of red wine. Knowing little about the variety of red wine available at the shop, we asked the sales assistant for recommendations. She then recommended us their number 1 best-selling red wine that was placed high up on the shelves. It left a deep impression on me because it bore a funny name on its label called “Fat Bastard”.

So rather than using random pictures of a wine bottle taken from the internet, I decided to take my own photo of this existing “Fat Bastard” wine bottle that I still have at home to be featured on my artwork this Wine Day. I imagined a scene of myself and Taenggu taking a ride on this funny wine bottle and sailing along a sea of red wine. It’s a simple, light-hearted art project that I’m making, just like for most other Korean couple days too. But there’s no special background story specifically related to my relationship with Taenggu this time round, except for how this “Fat Bastard” wine bottle came about. Keke. 😜

The process of making this artwork.

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More detailed photos of my completed artwork. 📸

Dear Taeyeon, my favourite wine-drinking buddy and wine bottle rider,⁣⁣⁣
Hope you like this artwork! I guess it’s okay not to be too serious sometimes, and loosen up a bit and get drunk in the sea of red. 🌊⁣

Cheers! 🥂⁣
Handmade with love,⁣⁣⁣
Celeste Koh⁣⁣⁣

Listen to: “Wine” by Taeyeon

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