Vintage #128 | Houston Llew Spiritile (Retired)


"Just like wine, good friends improve with age." - Italian Proverb

- Release Date: August 8, 2012 | Retirement Date: January 1, 2019

- Dimensions: 5.25" x 8.25" x 1.75" (akin to the size of a novel)

- Made by hand with USA-sourced copper, glass enamel, and a custom wood box frame. 

Artist Statement 

Friendship and wine have been authentic values in the bedrock of Italian culture, especially if they are old. Friends and wine really do get better year after year. This Sicilian proverb bids you to take a good care of your friends the same way a wine producer does with its wine. The reward is something unique and priceless: the company of your old friends, sitting on a table and sipping wine while talking about the old times.