A Bark And A Wine
Not just any wine, a wine with a cause. Carivintas Winery has a special collection of wine in honor of the Pit Bulls taken from Michael Vick.
The wine labels feature beautiful paintings of each of the dogs on front, with their story on the back.
It's a tribute to what love and patience can do to turn a trained fighting dog around. A celebration of triumph for these dogs who beat the odds.
Best Friends Animal Society is commemorating its 25th anniversary with a special salute to 22 very special pit bulls taken from Michael Vick's Bad Newz Kennels and now living at Best Friends.
From damaged souls to national sweethearts, these dogs inspired us to tackle the very dark world of illegal dog fighting and we could think of no greater tribute than to shine spotlights on each one of them.
So, we've teamed up with The Dog Lovers Wine Club to create a signature wine series - a special two case collection featuring fine portraits of each dog painted by Best Friends Founder and artist Cyrus Mejia.
Cyrus was already painting the Vicktory dogs for his latest art project, Pits and Perception, a collection of larger-than-life portraits of pit bulls, supported in part by the Culture and Animals Foundation.
"The idea behind this project is to have people confront their fears and perceptions on these dogs," explains Cyrus. "When I was a kid, Dobermans were considered dangerous. Now it's pit bulls. I thought if perceptions can change one way, maybe they could change back. This is my way of artistically trying to change the way people have come to think about pit bulls."
The creation of the wine labels grew out of that undertaking. Ten percent of all sales from the Vicktory Dog Wine Collection will benefit Best Friends by funding community programs such as legislative campaigns to end dog fighting and combating breed-specific legislation.
To order from the Vicktory Dog Wine Collection, click here.
Key in VDOGS for a special 10% discount when checking out. Limited time discount ends December 31, 2008.
If you enjoy wine, or are looking for a gift to give this holiday season, here's the perfect choice. You get a great bottle of wine, and at the same time give a little something back to help go towards bringing awareness to the cause.