Monday, November 27, 2017

Wine Not?

This is an adult coloring book from Xist publishing, published 9th October, 2017.  The illustrations are well done and printed on only one side, so they can be framed (or used as cards or for other papercrafts).  The illustrations are not as intricate or busy as a lot of adult coloring books, which means 1)they're simpler to color, in case your hand eye coordination is suffering from partaking of a favorite vintage, 2)more time for drinking wine, and 3)the quotes have more of a central place in the art and don't get lost in the details.

The quotes run the gamut from silly, "Wine o'Clock" to gently profound, "Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know". John Keats.  Martin Luther, Shakespeare, Homer, Benjamin Franklin, Yeats, Baudelaire and several others also get pages in this collection.  It's a very short book, 44 pages.  It would make a nice gift for a wine lover along with a nice bottle of wine and some gourmet nibbles.

Three and a half stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher.

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