One of the recent works of Spanish designer Gabriel Morales from graphic design studio Barcelona Studio Copyright.
The Mas RomanÃ line of wines was created for Bodega Mas RomanÃ Winery, Barcelona.
Source :: popsop
Pend d’Oreille Winery in northern Idaho has come up with a unique way to go green, they are selling their Bistro Rouge wines in refillable 1.5L bottles. Local customers can bring their bottle back and receive reduce cost refills as often as they like.
Winemaker Steve Meyer told Wines & Vines that the program, which started off with 300 bottles has sold 250 of them and many people have brought back their bottles multiple times. The 1.5 liter bottles contain at least 50 percent recycled glass and have a permanent silk-screened label that you can put your name on with a marker. The first bottle is $25 and is closed with a synthetic stopper from Supreme Corq and a tamper-proof seal. Subsequent refills are $16 and the owner gets a cork stopper for future refills.
It’s an intriguing concept although it loses its carbon-saving punch if you have to drive far to the winery but for locals it seems like a good idea.
By Deidre Woollard. Source :: www.luxist.com
Orangutan Outreach has paired up with Custom Grapes to bring two lovely causes together: a love of great wine and a desire to conserve the world’s orangutans. Grapes for Apes is a collection consisting of 5 Chilean varietals and a Spanish Cava each priced at $19.99, with $7 of that going to save and protect red orangutans in Indonesia. And you can be reminded of your good deed each time you open a bottle as the little face of an orangutan is printed right on every label.
By Rigel Celeste. Source :: www.luxist.com
A Rhone Valley vintner, Laurent Habrard, located in Crozes-Hermitage, has turned to the Internet for reducing his carbon print and attracting customers through his web site. Habrard is a fourth generation vintner on this vineyard and decided in 2008 to reduce the carbon print of his vineyard by conserving rain water, isolating the buildings for energy conservation, using wind and sun power as electricity sources and cutting back on carbon dioxide emissions.
Considering it’s cheaper and ecologically better to send samples by mail (since the mail person comes by his property 6 times a week) to potential clients, he created, with the help from the Arts et MÃ©tiers engineering school in Paris and the INRA agricultural research institute of Montpellier tubes speially designed to help samples of his wines: Crozes-Hermitage Red and White 2006, Hermitage white 2006, Saint-Joseph rouge 2006 and Vin de Pays rosÃ© 2006. Customers can order 3 samples maximum for the modest cost of 6,90 euros.
This strategy is very innovative – especially coming from a "small" vintner. In our lean times, it’s a very astute idea to attract customers from all over France who might not have access to his wines or don’t feel like traveling to Crozes-Hermitage. The customers won’t lose any time or any money, since the 6,90 euros will be deducted from the coming order.
The site itself is very well done with videos of a sommelier presenting each wine, videos of the property and a good design and ergonomy. An enjoyable virtual visit you can top up with a tasting of the samples – as if you were visiting the estate! Good work!
By Evelyne Resnick. Source :: Wine Brands
If wine tastings can be conducted via Twitter, it should come as no surprise to find a wine-recommendation service that’s accessible by SMS. Sure enough, Hello Vino is a new wine pairing and suggestion tool that can be accessed both via the web and from any mobile device.
Users in search of wine advice merely visit Hello Vino online or text the word HELLOVINO to 368266. The tool then guides them through a simple question-and-answer process, asking first if the wine they seek is for with a meal, for an occasion, of a specific taste or style or from a particular region. Depending on their choice they are then asked a few additional questions, the ultimate result of which is a short list of specific wines that could fit the bill, including for each the vintage, region and price.
California-based Hello Vino just launched a few weeks ago, and it’s not yet clear exactly how its revenue model will work. Partnerships with local merchants or vintners seem a likely possibility, however, since that would also help complete the picture with informationâ€”currently missing from the serviceâ€”on where to buy the wines that are recommended. One to test out, partner with, and take to the next level!
Source :: www.springwise.com
The language of wine has always had a connection to things of beauty, including both flowers and the human form. We speak of wine as being floral and having a rich bouquet. We describe wine as full-bodied, and having both legs and a nose. For a newly-released rosÃ© of merlot, Solomons Island Winery returned to C+C for a label that made these connections more apparent and the wine itself, as a sommelier might say, a little more approachable.
C+C won a Platinum, Best-in-Category, award (out of 3,000 entries) from the international Creativity 38 competition for this striking design.
Design by Crabtree + Co
This is 5th generation grape grower and winemaker Wes Lowrey’s entry into the exploding Canadian wine scene. Located in the Ontario appellation of St. David’s Bench, this premium hand made wine expresses the character of the area and terroir in very low volume production – ranging from 24 bottle lots (shown) to 200 cases per release.
To reflect the time and passion involved in this type of craft winemaking, the packages are also hand involved and produced in small numbers – some hand completed, numbered, folded and applied. The bottles are finished simply with a dime of wax on top to protect the cork and have a stripped down simplicity.
With this removable folded label, each bottle lot release is numbered and buyers are encouraged keep the label and enter their bottle numbers online in the provenance database for history purposes.
Designed by Insite Design.
Dombeyaâ€™s award winning Boulder Road Shiraz.
Design by AnthonyLaneChristieSmuts.