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Deep Thoughts From a Shallow Grave: Epitaphs to Die For (Rizzoli) celebrates life in its humorous and often satirical confrontation of death. Conceived, written and drawn by restaurateur, bar owner, and designer, Anthony Martignetti, these tongue-in-cheek illustrated tombstones were first shared with friends who needed a laugh, bringing some (albeit dark) humor to their days when they were otherwise going through tough times. More than one hundred of these off-kilter meditations on life and death are now collected in this book. Handwritten epitaphs such as “Waiting to inhale” and “There are fifty better ways to leave your lover” will have readers chuckling and prompt reflection on the absurdity of this fleeting and precious thing we call life. Join us for a book signing with Anthony Martignetti in Landcraft’s Ruins, to celebrate the release of Deep Thoughts From a Shallow Grave: Epitaphs to Die For (Rizzoli). Meet the author and his wife, Angela, as they also share the first vintage of their locally-grown wine from Old Sound Vineyard.

Anthony Martignetti is a New York City restaurateur, bar owner, and designer—currently with Melody’s Piano Bar and The East Pole restaurant on the Upper East Side, and The Palace nightclub in Tribeca. He is renovating a 200-year-old historic haunted grist mill, called The Old Mill on the North Fork of Long Island, which is famous for being the secret weekend getaway for lovers Carol Lombard and Clark Gable in the 1930s. Anthony is also a vintner and the founder of Old Sound Vineyard, also on the North Fork of Long Island. He has been drawing cartoons most of his
adult life to entertain his friends and family. With New York locked down and his restaurants closed, he had the opportunity to spend much more time drawing, and in 2020 had his first cartoons published both in the New Yorker and
Deep Thoughts From a Shallow Grave is his first book.

Old Sound Vineyard is on the south side of an old farm road, just outside the village of Mattituck, on a gently sloping field hidden in plain sight behind an ancient oak tree. Once a farm, and still home to a barn that was the village blacksmith shop, Old Sound Vineyard is where Anthony Martignetti and Angela Ledgerwood live, where they host their friends and family, and where they grow their grapes. Old Sound wines are an expression of this place, the season, and
the people who help farm the grapes and make the wine. They grow Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes on their property and in May 2024 they planted Gamay and Alberinõ in their back fields. They’ll be sharing a selection from their 2022 vintage that includes Pet Nat, foot-stomped (skin-contact) Chardonnay, a carbonic chillable Merlot, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc.

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