In 2015, Pouring Ribbons hosted an event in collaboration with SherryFest, a week-long celebration of my favorite category of fortified wine, held annually, that includes tastings, cocktail parties, and educational events. I was tasked with designing a focused menu for the evening, but wanted to create a print-piece that would also serve as a commemorative keepsake. Making a Zine seemed the perfect solution.
Given the freedom to act as editor and creative director of the piece, I selected Sherry-forward cocktails from the entirety of the Pouring Ribbons catalogue that I felt represented a good spread of both mixing and Sherry styles. I then set about to reinterpret elements of Pouring Ribbons' branding to create a more intimate and hand-made feel.
This marked my first opportunity to collaborate with an artist to achieve the visual tone I had in mind. With the help of talented barwoman and illustrator, Shannon Tebay Sidle, the zine utilizes a line-drawing interpretation of the Pouring Ribbons logo, a color-illustration of each featured cocktail, and a flipbook detail that runs the length of the menu. Textured paper and hand-sewn binding also contribute to the craftsmanship-forward association I hoped to make with Sherry itself.