Thursday, February 16, 2012

No Spitting allowed especially with good wine! (a new meaning for an unpopular sign...)

Between my job as a Head Sommelier and my little family with whom I like to spend most of my time, I haven't found the time to write much lately on my blog. However, I will soon take the time to write little post here and there. But for now, as I do periodically, I thought that it was time to change the picture in the header. The last one was an old painting "Buvez du Vin et Vivez Joyeux" a French ad from 1939 by Leonetto Cappiello [1875-1942]. I was looking for something different but still (and as always) that should be (or could be interpreted as) in relation with wine and/or drinking wine. Funnily, it struck me while visiting the toilet at the YMCA where my son takes Karate classes. I took the picture and instantly I thought it could be a humorous way to associate this part of Chinese culture and behavior and change its meaning by suggesting that in fact it could have also been designed for wine. I renamed this sign: "No spitting allowed especially with good wine!"(a new meaning for an unpopular sign...)


LeDom du Vin


  1. Dom,

    You are an artist at heart. The combination of your love of wine and art is just an expression of your artistry. We miss you guys, we miss our dinner parties, I miss my too Jacque. I can't wait until the next time we meet (hopefully soon) so we can enjoy a bottle or two of your good wine.


    Thierry, Dora, Salomé, Uma

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