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Dalí. The Wines of Gala

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Following up on the best-selling cookbook Les dîners de Gala, in this delightfully eccentric guide the surrealist master shares his passion for the gift of the gods. The book explores the many myths of the grape, in texts and sensuous, subversive works by the artist, always true to his maxim: “A real connoisseur does not drink wine but tastes of its secrets.”

Winner of the 2018 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Hardcover8.3 x 11.9 in.4.16 lb296 pages
“Although the frazzled mom with a giant glass of red is a sad old meme, you probably know a mother with a passion for both art and wine who would love this book.”
The Wall Street Journal
“The best primer an aspiring wine buff could ever need.”
The Times
“Rich in content, colour and imagery, the book is a salute to the wild imagination of Dalí and honours his ability to seek out pleasure and beauty in everything.”
“…bound in a weighty, golden cover The Wines of Gala would entice even the most hesitant of alcohol drinkers.”
“…a must-have guide to all things vino, in true eccentric Dali-style.”
“The modern wine bible we never knew we needed.”
Dalí. The Wines of Gala

Dalí. The Wines of Gala


Dalí's eccentric wine bible

Favorite wines for surrealist feasts

The perfect companion to our best-selling title Les dîners de Gala, TASCHEN presents the artist’s equally surreal and sensual viticulture follow-up: The Wines of Gala. A Dalínian take on pleasures of the grape and a coveted collectible, the book sets out to organize wines “according to the sensations they create in our very depths.” Through eclectic metrics like production method, weight, and color, the book presents wines of the world in such innovative, Dalíesque groupings as “Wines of Frivolity,” “Wines of the Impossible,” and “Wines of Light.”

Bursting with imagery, the book features more than 140 illustrations by Dalí. Many of these are appropriated artworks, including various classical nudes, all of them reconstructed with suitably Surrealist, provocative touches, like Jean-François Millet’s The Angelus, one of Dalí’s favorite points of reference over the decades. Dalí also included what is now considered one of the greatest works from his late “Nuclear Mystic” phase, The Sacrament of the Last Supper (1955), which sets the iconic biblical scene in a translucent dodecahedron-shaped space before a Catalonian coastal landscape. Dalí was by this stage a devout Catholic, simultaneously captivated by science, optical illusion, and the atomic age.

The first section is dedicated to “Ten Divine Dalí Wines,” an overview of 10 important wine-growing regions, while the second develops Dalí’s revolutionary ordering of wine by emotional experience, instead of by geography or variety. Rather than any prescriptive classification, it’s a flamboyant, free-flowing manifesto in favor of taste and feeling, as much a multisensory treat as a full-bodied document of Dalí’s late-stage oeuvre, in which the artist both reflected on formative influences and refined his own cultural legacy.

Winner of the 2018 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Dalí. The Wines of Gala
Hardcover21.2 x 30.2 cm1.89 kg296 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-6771-8

Edition: French

ISBN 978-3-8365-6772-5

Edition: English
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10 Ratings

Another wonderful Dali

Klaas,October 27, 2021
A few years ago I purchased the exciting TASCHEN publication Les Diners de Gala for my Dalí collection. This time has Gala wines to offer ! Only Dalí can make such a masterpiece. Again he proves to be the genius he said he was.


André,October 27, 2021
What a treasure


Fabrice,October 27, 2021
bought for a gift to a friend who love wine. Good quality

A surrealistic wine book

Ralph,October 27, 2021
This book is great, well done, a nice embossed slipcover in metallic gold - the images and quality of printing is very good as used with Taschen even for trade editions. This is not an ordinary wine list or wine descriptions as we are used to, no, this is a surrealistic wine book made by Dali for Gala, this book and its idea is a work of art itself. I also recommend Les Diners De Gala by Taschen!

Surreal and artistic

Martijn,October 27, 2021
This book offers a completely unique view on some of the most intriguing wines of the world. Never read any other wine reviews that come even close to the surreal and artistic descriptions in this book. Must-have for wine and Dali art aficionados!