The roster of our beloved artists who died in 2016 seems almost as long as this interminable year has felt long. Even though the Wine Institute says the 2016 harvest was generally a good one, here at WineJourno we’re inclined to think it’s a cursed vintage given the amount of cultural loss we endured through year.

But it’s finally New Year’s Eve, so enough grumbling and let’s raise a glass to better times, past and future, and toast the talents in this small gallery who likewise have glasses in hand.