Last week, we introduced you to Matteo Sa, the Italian artist using pizza as his medium, and now, we’ve uncovered yet another food-dabbling artist: Say hello to Alfonso Aguirre, a Spanish artist who paints with… wait for it… Vino!

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Yep, you read that right — this guy paints with wine. In this new YouTube video for Mode, the artist walks us through his unique process and how it came to be.

“I got started painting with wine by mere accident,” he says in the video. “I had a cup of wine and a [cup of] water from watercolor, and without looking, I dipped the brush, and I got it into the glass of wine. I kept bringing it into the drawing, and I’m like, where is this color coming from? Why is it so pretty?” he remembers.

Upon realizing his happy mistake, Alfonso began manipulating the color gradients of his former drink, and much to his delight, he discovered that he was able to create some pretty wicked art — though not without a bit of trial and error.

As the artist explains it, there is no room for mistakes when working with wine in watercolor. “It’s not like oil,” he shares. If you mess up, you’re more or less back to square one. “You have to be very sure of what you’re doing in every moment.”


Though he’s upgraded his supplies — Alfonso uses only top notch wines now when creating his pieces (which we have to say, are pretty darn impressive) — the artiste says he isn’t daunted by the unforgiving medium. “There is no going back,” he says. “You have to be on it, always. That’s a challenge that I really enjoy.”

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h/t Bustle and Mode, photos via YouTube and Getty