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Wine as art – specifically microscopic images of wine and other drinks that you can buy as prints on special metallic paper or as canvas wraps. Sadly no scarves or ties. A whole range of different drinks have been placed under a standard light microscope. There is rum and coke, gin, a Strawberry Daiquiri and that old favourite Sex on a Beach. A rather interesting image of a Belgian Lambic beer contrasts with an English Oatmeal Stout. On the wine front I’m rather entranced by the Champagne (though they do not stipulate if it is vintage or not) and the Chablis which differs quite markidly from ‘white wine’.

One Dr Davidson used a standard light microscope with a special Nikon camera attached using 35mm film (not digital, one wonders why?) – the light source is polarised and passed through polarized light filters – creating these amazing images.

Until July last year these microscopic images of drinks were only available in the USA as postage import duty was too expensive but they are now available in the UK and the rest of Europe through www.bevshots.co.uk Metallic prints are currently €79 while large canvas prints are €129.

Photo Gallery: Microscopic Images Of Drinks

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  1. Luis says:

    Awesome! Are these colours real?

      • Hi – yes, the colours are real and not enhanced by photoshopping in any way. The original photos were taken by a certain Dr Michael Davidson at the Florida State University in the 90’s using a Nikon camera.
        Each image is created by using a pipette of each particular drink and squeezing a drop onto a slide. Then the droplets are allowed to dry out and the slide is placed under the microscope and a picture is taken. It can take up to four weeks for the alcohol to dry out completely in an airtight container, and the whole process can take up to three months. The images were printed on ties in the 90s and these were a huge success. As the European partner of BevShots I’m looking at iPad and iPhone covers – the iPad test covers looks fantastic and will soon be available on the site. Sadly, like the 90s, the ties are all gone…
        Quick price correction – Metallic prints are for sale at €37, the 40x40cm canvases are €79 and the 60x60cm canvases are €129.
        Cheers! Wendy

  2. Cinabar says:

    Who’d have thought they’d be so pretty… :-) The Champagne looks like peacock feathers.

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