It is actually possible! I have found this infographic, showing the most expensive glasses of wine in the world, into one of Ben’s books (Infographica – Martin & Simon Toseland) and I decided to build it in Tableau:

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How?

STEP 1 – Collect the data

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I have created two additional colomns (X and Y) in order to plot the coordinates for positioning the objects in the visualization. I have done some trials before in order to get the shape of a bottle in Tableau with these coordinates and at the end I made it!

STEP 2 – Create the viz

Put X in columns and Y on rows and disaggregate them (analysis > aggregate measure)

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  • Select Shape in the Mark shelf and put Wine on the Shape card (select the shape desired)
  • Put Red/White on colour
  • Put Year bottle, drink and cost on detail
  • Wine and ID on Label

After formatting, this is the worksheet you get:

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And here the view in the dashboard:

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I hope you enjoy it.

A presto!