20 Nov 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau Label
Les Vins Georges Duboeuf today revealed the original work of art to be featured on the 2017 vintage of its Beaujolais Nouveau, marking the 35th year of the wine’s appearance in the US and the start of the “Artist Collector Series” of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau labels.
Ari Azzopardi’s “Candy Coated” was named the winner after voting took place on Facebook and Instagram in a competition of original art from artists around the world. The artwork, incorporated into the wine’s label, will appear in the U.S. on as many as one million bottles of the “first wine of the harvest” which debuts, per French law and tradition, at 12:01 a.m. on the third Thursday in November (November 16, 2017). In a number of markets around the country on that day, parties to welcome the wine’s arrival will be held in galleries and art spaces, and will feature a limited number of specially created posters of the artwork for “art- and Beaujolais Nouveau-lovers” attending.
Azzopardi is a mixed-media artist who currently resides in St. Petersburg, Fla., with a BFA in painting and sculpture. Her creative process is driven by spontaneity, and focuses on form, color and energy.
Georges Duboeuf has a great appreciation for the arts and the passion that drives creative people. “We are dedicating this vintage to the creators, dreamers, builders—anyone who is passionate about what they do,” he said. “This artist competition and Ms. Azzopardi’s work perfectly capture this sentiment.”