Under Vine visualizes wine market data from the 1970’s through today—emphasizing the shift from European centrism to the rapid expansion of global trade networks following the 1976 Judgement of Paris during which American wines outperformed their French counterparts in a blind tasting. Created by Robert Gerard Pietrusko of Warning Office and Stewart Smith of Stewdio. Audio by Hans-Christoph Steiner. Narrative by Erin Hyman and the artists. The graphics were designed using the Bronson framework; a data animation tool created by Stewdio and Warning Office. The audio was created using Pd-extended with the framesync and many libraries. Running time approximately five minutes.

Premiered at SFMOMA’s autumn 2010 exhibition How Wine Became Modern: Design + Wine 1976 to Now.


And here's a chunk from a scene that didn't make the final cut, but we like anyway:

Source Code

This is the complete source code for the audio portion including mastered samples generated from Freesound sources:

Sample Credits

Many of the samples came from public domain sources, including some samples that I developed in the process of this project and then released into the public domain. Most of the sound samples used in this project came from a couple sources that use Creative Commons licenses. All of thesamples listed here were reviewed in the process of creating this work, but most of these samples did not ultimately get included in the final piece. Here's the required attributions:


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