Here’s an art project many of us have unknowingly tried at home this year while quarantined.

Wine enthusiasts know the sheer joy that comes with a glass of Pinot Noir or a decadent cabernet to go with a delicious meal. Perhaps at one point in your life you even enjoyed a few too many swigs of boxed wine straight from the source. It’s OK — we don’t judge.

Getting to the mayhem

Marcos Alberti

Neither does photographer Marcos Alberti, an artist who embarked on a compelling wine-centric project. “There is a saying about wine that I really like,” Alberti told AdFreak, “and it’s something like this: ‘The first glass of wine is all about the food, the second glass is about love and the third glass is about mayhem.’ I really wanted to see it for myself if that affirmation was, in fact, true.”

Marcos Alberti
“The first glass of wine is all about the food, the second glass is about love and the third glass is about mayhem.”

And so, Alberti invited people into his studio and photographed them as they drank wine together. He took four photos of each participant. The first one was taken right when the guest arrived to the studio, and the next three would be taken after each glass was consumed.

“The first picture is taken right away … in order to capture the stress and the fatigue after working all day long, and from also facing rush hour traffic to get here,” Alberti told VinePair. “Only then can fun time and my project begin. At the end of every glass of wine, a snapshot.”

Marcos Alberti

It’s pretty clear to see from these photos the utter joy that these people derive from some quality wine, even just a single glass in. And three glasses deep? That, my friends, is exuberance.

Marcos Alberti
Marcos Alberti
Marcos Alberti
Marcos Alberti
Marcos Alberti
Marcos Alberti
Marcos Alberti
Marcos Alberti
Marcos Alberti
Marcos Alberti

All photos used with permission from Marcos Alberti. See more Wine Project photos on his site.

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