San Francisco, CA – Tom of Finland Wines (tomoffinlandwines.com) 2016 OUTstanding Red took home a gold medal and 90 points at the San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFWIC) this November. The SFIWC is one of the world’s longest-running and most influential international wine competitions, with its medals being a reliable indicator of wine excellence across the globe.
Tom of Finland Wines is made in partnership with the Tom of Finland Foundation, a non-profit started in 1984 by TOM and Durk Dehner. Though the Foundation’s original purpose was to preserve TOM’s vast catalog of work, today the Foundation has greatly expanded its efforts and exists to educate the public as to the cultural merits of erotic art and the promotion of healthier, more tolerant attitudes towards sexuality through experiential workshops, residencies and exhibitions.
Terry Miller, Official Tom of Finland “TOM’s Man” and spokesman for Tom of Finland Wines comments on the project: “Tom is about pleasure and enjoying life. A part of enjoying life involves indulging your sensual side and appreciating the finer things… self-expression, openness and freedom – that’s why wine is the perfect manifestation in honor of the legendary artist. As for the wine, OUTstanding RED is remarkably smooth and delicious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah. Tom of Finland’s work is the most recognizable and important gay iconography in the world, and I am thrilled to see it presented front and center on the bottle of OUTstanding RED.”
About Tom of Finland Wines
Tom of Finland Wines has expanded the Tom of Finland Foundation’s partnerships with the entry into the world of wine. Tom of Finland Wines first introduced the OUTstanding RED California red-blend in the artist’s native home of Finland in 2016. Now available in the U.S. market, Tom of Finland Wines offers a high-quality red and the recently released FreeStandingWhite, both crafted with detail, passion and a desire to satisfy even the most discerning wine drinker – a true tribute to TOM and his significant contribution to contemporary art and popular culture. Learn more about these wines at www.tomoffinlandwines.com.