The exhibition on view at Vienna's Art History Museum underscores the relationship between art and wine, exposing various wine-tasting habits and rituals over the course of the centuries. As one of humanity's most ancient agricultural products, wine had an important social and religious role to play in various societies for thousands of years. The gathering of grapes and winemaking have been depicted in countless works of art. Wine has been drunk at innumerable banquets and social events. Those, who could afford to do so, drank wine from the most ornate goblets and cups, which were fashioned by the best artists and craftsmen of the day, simultaneously becoming objects of both competition and inspiration. Read more...