Here are three separate wine-themed items I've put together: a vintage wine menu advertising Xavier de Lestapis wines of Bordeaux, a list of vintages from different French wine regions, and a variety of used/unused French wine labels. I don't know if the wine menu is an antique or not, but based on the fact that Google search results for the publishing company of Gaudrap & Cie all came up with dates of the early 1900s, I think it is. Just not positive. I am sure it's vintage. Xavier de Lestapis is a wine wholesaler and importer, established in 1818 in Bordeaux and still in business! The menu measures about 6.5 by 9.75 inches. It has some specks, signs of wear, as to be expected. The eyelet at the top that the elastic band runs through is loose. But overall, it is in fine condition for its age. I don't know if this was a salesman's sample or if the restaurant simply didn't get around to using it. But there's plenty of room for your own wine notes now! Please note that the photo of the dark burgundy maroon front cover is the most accurate. The opened view, showing the back side also, is not the true color but lightened from natural window light coming in. The wine list that offers an appraisal by year and regions goes all the way back to 1945 in the Bourgogne and Rhone Region. 1986 is the last year listed. I don't know the source of this wine wisdom; it was a piece of ephemera I added to my stash over the years. It is about 5.75 by 8.25 inches. It fits nicely inside the wine menu. I apologize for the difference in colors. The wine list is not faded but a light biege throughout. My camera, Photoshop and I have an endless battle over color accuracy. I do apologize! Among the wine labels, Le Parisien is my favorite. The 50th anniversary of the Normandy beach landings is a lovely, historical thank you from France. The 1993 Jeanne d'Albret Buzet label is awash in metallic gold. Gorgeous label! For size perspective, it measures 3.5 by 4.75 inches.
All together, this ensemble would make a unique gift for the wine aficionado!
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