Almost each season, Perrier-Jouët collaborates with renowned artists and celebrities to create another project to mirror the nature of the refined champagne. This fall, the brand unveiled a series of watercolour illustrations by Kareem Iliya, who dedicated his visuals to the theme of the Dandy Ball. Now, ahead of Christmas celebrations and exquisite parties, the brand presents a nice follow-up, “a lavish leather bag containing a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Fleur de Champagne, two glasses and a notebook on the art of drinking champagne,” which is sure to add to the festive spirit.
The gorgeous dandy bag by leatherwork designer, Isaac Reina and the Champagne Notebook by David Piper, which contains illustrations by Kareem Iliya, are celebrating the iconic colours of the brand—black, pistache green (they are the dominant ones here) and white— as well as the classical pattern on the brand, the gorgeous anemones, which are embossed on the leather. This series of state-of-art bags is limited to 40 pieces for the whole world, each numbered and signed by Reina. The accessories, inspired by the style of the famous brand, can be purchased from quality wine retailers and department stores.
“When I draw, I always consider the intimate relationship between man and the object. Here, I imagined what bag would be suitable for Oscar Wilde,” commented Reina. The list of art&craft collaborations of the brand also includes a magnificent lacework case by Christofle and Van Cleef and Arpels white gold and diamond brooch.
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It's always inspiring to see a company expand in ways that reflect both sustainability and good synergy, and Spanish winemaker Group Matarromera recently did just that. With a history that includes more than 20 years of producing award-winning wines, the company has now launched a cosmetics line that makes use of the antioxidant-rich grape skins that are left over by the wine-making process.
Launched this past summer, Matarromera's Esdor cosmetics brand taps into the powerful polyphenols so abundant in the skins of red grapes. Using a patented process, the company extracts those antioxidant-rich compounds — it calls the result Eminol — and blends them with other natural ingredients to create its nourishing cream, moisturizer cream and eye contour products. Esdor cosmetics are all made with 85 percent natural compounds, including 7.5 percent Eminol and other ingredients including musk oil, caviar extract, jojoba oil and wheat germ oil; no parabens, mineral oils or artificial colors are included.
Anti-aging, anti-wrinkling and improved skin elasticity are all among the properties the company claims for the Esdor line as a result of its antioxidant ingredients. Adding further to Esdor's eco-creds, meanwhile, is that its main office — surrounded by vineyards in the heart of Spain's Douro region — is a 100 percent sustainable building that generates more energy than it consumes.
Esdor cosmetics are available both online and at select Spanish retailers.
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Showcasing just how important the Chinese wine market is when it comes to Bordeaux, Chateau Mouton Rothschild has chosen Chinese painter Xu Lei as the artist to create the wine label for the 2008 vintage. Xu is artistic director of Today Art Museum in Beijing. His label is an ink drawing with the Mouton symbol, a ram standing between two halves of the moon covered with vines and grapes. The label represents wine as a bridge between two hemispheres.
The choice of a Chinese artist has driven up the price of the 2008 vintage. Decanter reports that prices went up 20% overnight on the back of the announcement, and the wine is currently trading at around £10,000 per case. The bottle also bears the Chinese symbol for the figure eight, a symbol that is considered to be auspicious.
The Mouton Rothschild Artists label has featured a variety of artists such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol, Lucien Freud and Prince Charles.
By Deidre Woollard | Source :: www.luxist.com
Famed French champagne house Taittinger will unveil the newest limited edition bottle in its coveted Taittinger Collection series at an event toasting the kick-off of Miami Art Basel on Saturday at the luxurious Setai in South Beach.
Since 1985 Taittinger has commissioned an artist to create a special bottle for its glorious bubbly every year. For this, the 12th edition in the Collection, Taittinger selected artist Amadou Sow for the quality and originality of his work, along with his cultural artistic identity. The artist's design (above) graces a bottle of the 2002 vintage of Taittinger Brut Millésimé, which is produced only in the best years from select Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes grown in vineyards in several of the finest microclimates of France's Champagne region.
Meanwhile the Setai also recently celebrated the reopening of its eatery The Grill with newly appointed Executive Chef David Werly, who brings his take on the space offering a fresh menu and alternative to the Asian cuisine of The Restaurant with European inspired menu items.
By Jared Paul Stern | Source :: www.luxist.com
We had a lot of fun designing this brand identity and wine label for Bottle Of, the brief sort of went like this.. “You won’t find any talk of appellations or terroir here, just a fine drop at a tidy price".
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According to the study “Eco-Labeling Strategies: The Eco-Premium Puzzle in the Wine Industry,” carried out by the American Association of Wine Economists, based on more than 13,000 wine bottles from California that are sold in the US market, the wines with the best prices are those that perform sustainability actions though they not specified them in their labels.
“Eco-labels provide information about the environmental characteristics of a product. Eco-labels are effective if consumers are willing to pay a price premium for green products which are costlier to produce.” However, “in the wine industry, many wineries obtain eco-certification but do not label it on their wine bottle,” points out the study.
“Also, eco-labels are relatively new and consumers do not necessarily understand the actual meaning behind the different labels. More specifically, some consumers are still confused about the difference between wine made out of organically grown grapes and organic wine,” states the American Association of Wine Economists.
“Yet eco-certification does not need to be directly associated with consumers’ recognition of the label, as we demonstrate with the investigation of other potential benefits associated with certification. We theorize that certification can provide reputation benefits via clubs or trade associations. We also suspect that eco-certification can lead to a higher wine quality and provided a second set of regressions of wine characteristics on the scores attributed by the Wine Spectator. The results indicate that wine quality increases with eco-certification. The winery might also gain reputation and publicity,” maintains the report.
In order to see the full study, please click here: http://www.wine-economics.org/workingpapers/AAWE_WP13.pdf
By Ma. Soledad González | Source :: winesur
Jacobs Creek, a major player in the world of wine. A highly successful volume brand that wanted to expand it’s repertoire and make sure the fringes of their target market were being catered for. Market research uncovered the opportunity to provide a new wine for the sweet wine drinker (a predominantly over 27?s female market).
Mash was approached to design the packaging for 2 Moscato’s, a white and a rosé. While the Jacob’s Creek branding remains, a new direction for packaging was created. A link is made to the brand heritage, while the abstract pattern with silver foiling adds a new dimension to the Jacob’s Creek brand.
Design by Mash | Source :: Lovely Package
Marcelo Pelleriti is an example of the wines of Argentina. As the only Argentine wine to have obtained scores of 99 points in a wine Parker Frances Le Gay, and 96/98 in other French and Argentine wines. 9 years participating in the harvest Monteviejo and the chateau of Catherine Peré Verge in France.
To design your own line of wines has been an interesting experience … know how it works and what he likes doing, helped create an image where the wine is combined with music. With José Bahamonde think of the strategy using elements of his guitar and chord names related to music and performed the entire brand architecture, wine labels, brochures, stationery and web site: www.marcelopelleriti.com
Design by Natalia Arena | Source :: Packaging of the World
Wine Innovations developed this ingenious concept of a single serving wine glasses called The Tulip. Just like a container of yogurt it has a peal-off foil lid. The wine is sealed using patented technology to maintain wine quality and to give a shelf life of over 1 year. The wine glass are filled with red, white or rose wine and is made from plastic so there are no worries of broken glass.
The Tulip is currently sold under ‘The Italian Job’ brand in a Sauvignon Blanc, Sangiovese and Rose. It is also sold under the Marks & Spencer French wine brand ‘Le Froglet’ available in a Shiraz, Chardonnay and Rose. In Germany the wine is sold under the Wein im Glas brand and is available in a Spanish Tempranillo and Rose.
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Opal Springs has a name and design that quickly communicate exactly what it is: a real pearl of a wine from Australia. Opal Springs has been amongst the top box wines since its launch. This concept is one of several in a portfolio of attractive brands.
Design by Silver | Source :: Packaging of the World