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Painting of the Week: The Goddess of Cabernet (bin616 Cabernet Sauvignon)

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ImageStephanie is excited to announce the use of her artwork on the new bin616 line of wines, available exclusively at the Amway Hotel Collection, including JW Marriott, Amway Grand Plaza and Courtyard by Marriott hotels! Her colorful pieces — two figurative, in honor of us, the wine drinkers; two centered on the land, a nod to the farmers, the winemakers and the fruit itself — will appear on bottles of bin616 Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.

The Goddess of Cabernet: It’s about celebration, femininity and moments to remember.

“It all started in Florence, several years back. I was in the Uffizi, standing in front of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, as painted by the great master, Caravaggio. Mesmerized as I often become by the great works of art from our past, I began to wonder: What would a goddess of wine look like, and how would I interpret her? Out of my curiosity, a series was born, depicting the female figure in celebration with wine. I culled many of my references from Greek sculpture and mythology, but even more stemmed from the amazing women in my life. Confident and strong, inspiring and fun-loving, ready to celebrate life’s victories and mourn its sorrows by your side. It is also inspired by you, the wine drinkers, the ones who take mythology and history and turn it into the here and now today.

This piece is about Cabernet: The deep, red, full-bodied nectar that’s a personal favorite of mine. It’s impossible to resist smiling as its bold flavors wash over you. May this goddess be your guide as you gather with friends and family — celebrating, catching up, sharing life’s struggles and reveling in its triumphs. Wherever you are is exactly where you need to be. Cheers to you in this moment!”

bin616 artwork will appear at the JW Marriott during ArtPrize, Sept. 18-Oct. 6. For more information, click here

Painting of the Week: bin616 Labels Unveiled!

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Stephanie is excited to announce the use of her artwork on the new bin616 line of wines, available exclusively at the Amway Hotel Collection, including JW Marriott, Amway Grand Plaza and Courtyard by Marriott hotels! Her colorful pieces — two figurative, in honor of us, the wine drinkers; two centered on the land, a nod to the farmers, the winemakers and the fruit itself — will appear on bottles of bin616 Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.

In conjunction with the bin616 launch, the JW Marriott and the Amway Grand will be carrying a collection of merchandise featuring the same artwork. The four paintings also will be on display at the JW Marriott as Stephanie’s entry in ArtPrize 2013, which runs Sept. 18-Oct. 6.

“It’s a series about celebration, about enjoying life, our loved ones and the land we live on!

“Bin 616 is a series of four paintings depicting an artist’s interpretations of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The focuses of the pieces — two figurative, in honor of us, the wine drinkers; two centered on the land, a nod to the farmers, winemakers and fruit itself — paint a complete story of how these bottled beauties came to be.

“The figurative images highlight females swept up in their enjoyment of the moment and the celebration of the vine. To me, wine itself is, in many ways, feminine: soft and subtle, yet strong, complex and layered. Their male counterparts need not feel left out: Though unseen in the images, they are there, just outside the frame. She’s beckoning them, inviting them to join her in the celebration.

“The landscape-related images depict how, with wine, you’re not just enjoying a delicious drink. You’re sipping a story in a bottle, taking in the land the grapes came from, the people who tend the land, the winemakers who create the masterpiece that’s now meeting your lips, and the centuries of wine production that came before, all leading up to this point. The story is there in its entirety within the bottle, waiting for you to hear its tale, to whisper its truth to you.

“Raise your glass with me in a toast — celebrating the land, its history, the many people who have a hand in bringing what was once on the vine to your glass. Let us embrace life and each moment we have to enjoy it. Here’s to the many people who bless our lives and share a glass with us. Cheers to you!”