Until tonight, I’d never really noticed how the wine world is still so thoroughly embracing chalk.
[Wine bar near the market square of Pistoia, IT. By James Martin]
So what? Chalkboards aren’t really used much anymore, so there must be a reason. Whether that reason is practical, artistic, or both, I’m not really sure.
There are few means of documentation less permanent than chalk—perfect for wine, which happens to be in a constant state of flux. Life-cycles born of life-cycles, each individual and unpredictable. Nothing ever stays the same long enough to become reusable.
[‘Marche au Vins cave in Beaune’ by Kir5656]
Whether coordinating a blackboard wine list to fit the season, updating a sandwich board, by-the-glass specials to fit the day, or marking decades past on a rare Burgundy in a cave, chalk is to be found.
[‘German Holiday’ by Eliotreeves]
[‘Cave’ by Francois Bruschet’s]
[‘Verdelho’ by Harvey Schiller]
[‘Vintjs’ by misterbigidea]