2 Brothers Big Tattoo White 2004
This wine comes from two brothers, Alex, a wine importer, and Erik, a tattoo artist. Together they created Big Tattoo White, in honor of their mother, Liliana, who passed away from cancer in 2000. Alex created the blend and Erik designed the label using Liliana's favorite symbol, the Fleur de Lys. For every bottle sold, the brothers donate 50 cents to Capital Hospice and other breast cancer related charities in the name of Liliana S. Bartholomaus. To date, Big Tattoo Wines has raised over $850,000 for charity.
Alex Bartholomaus, President and CEO of Billington Imports in Springfield, Va., created this unique blend in Chile. Alex then teamed up with his brother Erik, an established world-traveling tattoo artist, to design a fun label that would remind the two of their mother. Erik designed the label and they named their creation Big Tattoo Red.
It was the Bartholomaus brothers' goal to honor their mother, who lost her battle against cancer in 2000. They wanted to do this in a creative and beneficial way. These fun wines boast a label with a Fleur de Lys, Liliana's favorite symbol.
A donation from every bottle sold is donated to the Hospice of Arlington, Va., and other breast cancer research foundations in the name of Liliana S. Bartholomaus. In an effort to expand this project even more, the brothers are now producing Big Tattoo White, a Riesling blend from Germany and a Syrah from Chile.