Draft brand created especially for the U.S. market. The design is inspired by the old Wild West posters. Ideal image for these new wines adventurous and wild in the far West of Argentina.
Wine labels by Dizen Design Studio.
La Motte's new flagship wine, the Hanneli R. A blend of Shiraz, Grenache, Cinsaut and Cabernet Sauvignon, only 3,000 bottles were produced.
Design by Just Design, Stellenbosch.
South African brand Two Oceans wines.
Bottlenotes.com has become the favorite online destination for 20- to 30-somethings who are new to wine and curious about it. Founded by Alyssa Rapp in 2005, the company has increased subscribers of its daily wine tips e-mail from 30,000 in January 2009 to around 130,000 now. Drawing on the popularity of sites like Facebook, Bottlenotes’ focus on social media is what makes the company unique, not to mention successful. This year, while much of the business world is still reeling from the economic meltdown, Bottlenotes expects to double its revenue over 2009, and projects that it will double it again in 2011.
But, Bottlenotes did not start out as a media platform. When first founded, Bottlenotes was essentially a wine marketing firm and e-commerce site. Near the end of 2008 though, Rapp and her team transformed the site into the community- and content-driven site it has become today. The goal, she says, was to make it something akin to a Wine Spectator of the 21st century.
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Organic, California-based wine producer, Bonterra Vineyards, has announced a new cause marketing partnership with national non-profit, Growing Power, to support a national movement towards urban farming for the diverse communities of the United States. Bonterra is kicking off the campaign with a $20,000 donation to urban farming organizations across the U.S. and hopes to raise an additional $80,000 in the Global Giving Challenge. Growing Power produces and delivers healthy food to low-income city dwellers and has entered into a year-long partnership with Bonterra.
"We're proud to partner with Growing Power as our goal is to not only raise funds for these urban farming organizations, but to also help engage people across the country in the urban farming movement so these local groups can grow and produce more food for their communities," said Bonterra brand director, John Tichenor.
There are certainly precedents for wine companies going green and organic–last month we reported on the latest sustainable winery rankings and earlier this year we sketched out the pricing conundrum for organic wines.
But what's innovative about the Bonterra campaign is its attempt to provoke a national dialogue about the process and ecosystem within which healthy foods get from farmlands to New York City tenements. The take-away message is "the idea that it takes more than farmers to get Good Food to the table," said Growing Power CEO, Will Allen. By galvanizing the American public in a giving campaign, people are forced to consider all the varying stakeholders involved in healthy food production, from corporations to non-profits to individual donors.
By Jenara Nerenberg | Source :: Fast Company
No more wondering how long that opened bottle of wine has been sitting around and if it's still drinkable, not if you can get your hands on one of these "A Date with Wine" wine stoppers from designer George Lee.
Drawing from modern and industrial influences the stopper features clean, contemporary lines and is made of food grade stainless steel and silicone. The "date" part comes in the form of twistable rings on the stopper's top that can be set to reflect the exact month and day the wine was opened. Clean, easy, and sophisticated, no more sniffing or sipping and wondering if a bottle has gone over or not.
By Rigel Celeste | Source :: www.luxist.com
Lote 44 is a line of young wines, whose name comes from the careful selection of our best vineyard lots, which identified a unique and distinctive.
Is a project that is designed to prepare high quality wines that reflect the full potential of different soils and skies of Argentina, under concepts of sustainability of natural resources in harmony with the environment.
The main objective is to find suitable regions for each of the varietals we produce to achieve its fullest expression and potential in every wine with our roots, commitment, care and passion for what we do.
Design by Diego Ballester | Source :: Lovely Package
Input: A new BiB with white wine from La Vallée des Rois, in the Loire Valley, France. “The Kings´ Valley” is well known for its historical architecture, ancient towns and beautiful castles from the “l’Ancient Régime”.
Output: We signal traditional French royal values with a grand illustration of a castle in an almost 3-dimensional design solution.
Outcome: Just about to be released.
Design by Neumeister | Source :: Lovely Package
Najib Assid Corban was born in 1909, the youngest son in a family of ten children. He was raised in a family of New Zealand wine industry pioneers as a vigneron—a vineyard worker.
His sight began failing when at the age of fifteen he found he could no longer see to read and the rest gradually disappeared over his lifetime. Loss of sight however did not stop a full life, nor hard work. Najib worked at Corbans Wines, after leaving school at the age of twelve, until his 73rd birthday, he continued to be physically active and work outdoors well into his 90s.
A series of magnums were made to mark his 100th year. The packaging was designed to have a tactile quality, like his tools—the box was made of rough sawn timber and branded with his signature. Each bottle was dipped in blackboard paint, sealed with wax then hand numbered with chalk in an limited edition of 100.
By Andrew Gibbs | Source :: www.thedieline.com