Thursday, 17 January 2013

An English Coat of Arms on an Italian Wine!

I was pleased to receive a case of wine from a friend as a Christmas gift. Whether he chose the wine because he was familiar with it or whether it was chosen because he knows I am a heraldry addict I have yet to ascertain however the label did immediately arouse my curiosity (and the wine itself is quite acceptable).

The arms shown on the label are Azure, a chevron engrailed between three lions passant guardant Or

 
The following extract is from The Gentleman's Magazine - Volume 148 - Page 488



I wonder whether the arms on the wine label have any link to the producer or whether they were simply chosen for their aesthetic appeal?

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