"You know this moment: It's a hot day and you're at the wine shop. You opened the door to the cold white wine and you freeze. How long will you stand here? How much do I want to spend? What's the difference between a Grüner Veltliner and Riesling? Isn't Riesling sweet? Or it is very dry?
I made this chart with master sommelier Sabato Sagaria to isolate the big gestures for each type of wine you'll often see on a wine list or at the store. We also included some useful/fun facts for each, so you can present yourself as an informed sophisticated person in wine-drinking situations. Pairs well with Red Wine, Beer, Spirits, Cocktailsand Cheese." -Archie
ABOUT THE IDEA Information is more fun to read when it's beautiful. These charts and maps are designed with hours of research, reassembling data into a brain-friendly aesthetic. The information is edited significantly, avoiding the "dazzle" effect which occurs when our eyes are battered with too much information. Letterpress makes it even more gorgeous.
ABOUT LETTERPRESS PRINTING Letterpress is a very complicated and expensive printing method that I am obsessed with. All letterpress prints are slammed with 600 pounds of pressure, creating a deep, tactile texture. The ink gets embedded into the thick soft paper so it won't fade within your lifetime.
Your local frame shop is going to do a better job than anyone else. There's a reason this craft endures and cannot be automated: It's skilled work that is best done face-to-face in physical space.