Who could deny that the drinking of wine and the collection of antiques are among the most pleasurable pursuits! As more and more people take an informed interest in wine there has been a corresponding increase in enthusiasm for wine-related antiques. As well as being fully functional, many of these items are intrinsically beautiful and this talk illustrates some of the more popular items such as drinking glasses and decanters, as well as wine labels, funnels, coasters, bottle rings and, of course, corkscrews.After 10 years as a schoolmaster at Cranbrook, John Ericson left the classroom to do educational research. This led to a career in teacher eduction that culminated at the University of Bath where he specialised in course design and evaluation as well as teaching presentation skills to academic colleagues. He has worked extensively overseas as a consultant and has given numerous presentations at conferences around the world. He is now a freelance lecturer drawing upon his eclectic range of interests and his professional background. He is the author of numerous publications including "A Review of the Concept of Visual Literacy" for the British Journal of Educational Technology.