CALLIGRAPHY ON WINE BOTTLES….JUST ONE SPECIAL ELEMENT OF A $1600. PER PLATE DINNER!

In the planning stages of the most unusual evening I will have ever encountered with my work. The gentleman called me recently, recalling a big wine event several years ago where I personalized some wine glasses for him and his family. He asked me for suggestions to enhance an evening for 20-25 special customers at the restaurant’s new location. About all I know at the moment; will have more to share in a month or so.

When I arrived at the restaurant for a meeting a few days ago, the eleven dollar bottle of Riesling I sent to him was prominently displayed in the midst of ultra-expensive wines in the locked glass room in the center of the dining area. He loved the special message and attention given to his request for a visit.

He pointed out one bottle in the rack near where he’s standing. It’s a rare Napa Valley red, priced at $5500. Hmmm. Let’s see. With tax added for that bottle, holding 23.3 ounces of wine, that’s $255.52 per ounce, or right at $127. per half-ounce sip!

If all goes as tentatively planned, I’ll be on-site during the dinner to engrave bottles and glasses for the special guests. I’ll be sipping water from a fancy glass.

Questions or comments?  I’ll answer below.

-Ken

 

10 Responses to CALLIGRAPHY ON WINE BOTTLES….JUST ONE SPECIAL ELEMENT OF A $1600. PER PLATE DINNER!

  1. B. J. correu August 24, 2017 at 10:26 am #

    Ken, you are the best and I’m happy that you will have this special event to show your talent.

  2. Dave August 24, 2017 at 11:05 am #

    Agree with B.J. Just absolutely incredible and beautiful work. I have like 30 emails waiting to be opened, and Ken’s was the first one I opened because I always want to see his work. It inspires me.

  3. Pat Schabel August 24, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

    Great, exciting opportunity! Looking forward to “the rest of the story”!
    Always love your shares!!!

  4. Lucia Guerriero August 28, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

    W o w , Ken- What an exciting venture! _No one_ exemplifies the the art of making folks happy through the art of calligraphic engraving quite like you do…your mentor P.T.B. would be so proud! I am forever and always proud to call you my teacher and inspiration par excellence. You are truly amazing! What an exciting and fun opportunity. Thank you for sharing with all of us Ken Brown super fans!!

  5. Alma Vasic August 28, 2017 at 3:02 pm #

    Maestro what kind of bur did u used on the name?

  6. KenBrown August 30, 2017 at 9:12 pm #

    Thanks, Lucia! Hasn’t happened yet. Time closing in and still no ink on this one yet. Stand by.
    -Ken

  7. KenBrown August 30, 2017 at 9:13 pm #

    Thanks, Pat! Miss hearing from you…what’s going on with you?
    Ken

  8. KenBrown August 30, 2017 at 9:14 pm #

    Alma, it was a #6 round carbide.
    Ken

  9. KenBrown August 30, 2017 at 9:15 pm #

    Thanks to you Dave. Great to hear from a top-rung attorney who’s pretty crafty himself!
    Ken

  10. KenBrown August 30, 2017 at 9:16 pm #

    Thanks, B.J.! Not the best….I just work harder and more than most!
    Ken

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