Wine goes hand in hand with creativity, drives away melancholy, is a source of conviviality, but when drunk in excess, is also synonymous with distortion of the senses, transgression, disorder and even poverty and ruin. It is therefore all a matter of moderation. Artistic, musical, literary and cinematographic works all illustrate the isolation and degeneration that can result from excess wine consumption.

Pull up a chair and explore the complex relationship between alcohol, the individual and society, as represented in the arts.

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