Entertaining Pick: A Genius Wine Tray
March 12, 2012 | by —Elle Eichinger | Homepage
Each year, Newton Vineyard enlists a designer to create an eco-friendly work that combines sustainability and wine. This year, the St. Helena, California-based vintner tapped Bruce and Stephanie Tharp, the design duo behind Chicago’s Materious—the designers of last year’s holiday wreaths for the Lions at the Art Institute of Chicago. Available next month, only 112 limited edition Puzzle Trays ($499) will be sold, all of which are numbered. Etched from rich walnut wood, the tray includes a Newton Vineyard corkscrew, snuggly secured within the tray, and coasters, or puzzle pieces.
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