LA-based artist Jen Stark and California winery led by Joel Burt and Eric Wareheim are releasing a digital ‘BitWine’ version of their unique sparkling wine in support of charity.
May 5, 2021 – TORONTO, ON – BitWine (bitwine.org), a new crypto-collectible series of 1,000 non-fungible tokens (NFTs) inspired by real wines, has partnered with LA artist Jen Stark (jenstark.com) and Las Jaras Wines (lasjaraswines.com) to bring to auction a digital recreation of their iconic 2018 Sparkling Wine in support of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
Starting May 5, 2021 at 12:01 p.m. PST, bidding will open on “BitWine 976” on the popular NFT-trading website OpenSea. Bidding will close on May 14, 2021 at 12:01 p.m. PST. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank – a critical support organization that serves over 300,000 people every month.
Las Jaras Wines, led by Joel Burt and Eric Wareheim, first paired with Stark to create the dazzling label art of their Petilant-Naturel style Sparkling Wine in 2016. Since then, Stark has paired her unique style of vivid colours and ‘optical seduction’ to a number of other Las Jaras offerings.
First released on April 8, 2021, BitWine are 1,000 NFT art collectibles inspired by real wines. Generating over $260,000 USD since their release, BitWine was created by Lauren Vaile – an accredited sommelier, Stephen Osborne – a renowned pixel artist, and Evan Keast – one of the original members of the CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot teams.
- The first-ever BitWine sold on April 10, 2021 for 16 Ethereum ($52,000 USD).
- The average BitWine sells for 0.26 Ethereum ($850 USD).
- BitWines have generated total sales of 79.3 Ethereum ($260,000 USD)
About Jen Stark
Stark was born in Miami, Florida in 1983, and studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, graduating in 2005. Since then, Stark has realized exhibitions globally, with major shows in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Thailand, and Canada. Her work is in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the West Collection, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale and MOCA Miami, among others. Stark lives and works in Los Angeles. jenstark.com
About Las Jaras Wines
Joel Burt and Eric Wareheim are the winemakers behind Las Jaras Wines. Wareheim, known for his comedic work with Master of None and Tim and Eric!, partnered with Burt in 2014 to produce wines in Sonoma Country that reflect the unique terroir of the vineyards using minimal intervention and crafting vibrant, delicate, and supple vintages that are food friendly and easy for anyone to enjoy. lasjaraswines.com
BitWine are 1,000 unique digital wine non-fungible tokens (NFTs) created by an accredited sommelier, a world-renowned pixel artist, and inspired by real wine. BitWine launched in April 2021, and releases (‘drops’) of 50 new wines occur regularly. The BitWine team is based in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada. Learn more at bitwine.org and shop the whole collection on OpenSea.