Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Online Exhibition


Join us in celebrating objects and imagery created in response to society’s love of wine! This exhibition, formerly displayed in the Winterthur Galleries (April 28, 2012 to January 6, 2013), continues here as a permanent virtual presentation. It includes the identical selection of wine-related materials drawn from the Winterthur collections and promised gifts. 


Associated with religious ceremonies as well as entertainment, the beverage has been around for some 8,000 years. From glassware and cellarettes to song sheets and paintings, see how wine was marketed, consumed, and celebrated from the 1600s through the 1800s.


The exhibition was created by Winterthur's Senior Curator of Ceramics and Glass, Leslie B. Grigsby.


Raise a glass in toast to Uncorked! and enjoy the virtual exhibition


Major funding for Uncorked! provided by


With support from

Bouchaine Vineyards
Gerret & Tatiana Copeland, Proprietors

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP     Wente Family Estates

Dixie and David De Luca; Judy and John Herdeg; Kristin and Frank Hohmann; Laurel Riegel; Coleman and Susan Townsend; Linda Wiseman  

Adelphi Paper Hangings, LLC  

illustration of Champagne Charlie

Champagne Charlie, Downs Collection Col. 240, 73x171.


Punch bowl; A Midnight Modern Conversation;

Punch bowl; A Midnight Modern Conversation; Earthenware,tin glaze; Liverpool, England; 1750-1760. Museum purchase with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. John Mayer and Mrs. Lammot du Pont Copeland. 1984.0030.

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