“We very rarely get to do bespoke glass for a wine bottle. The brief was for an iconic Italian so we tried to replicate the crumbling doric columns and then layered on a little modern Italian style.”
“Marx is such an unusual name that new clients tend to get us confused with the other lot – Richard (pop singer), Groucho (the comedian) and Karl (the communist). We wanted to clear the confusion once and for all with these light-hearted promotional pieces that establish (Ryan) Marx design as a unique identity (and go down well!).”
Jim Barry purchased the Lodge Hill vineyard in 1977, as he was sure it would “produce some of the best Riesling in Clare.” Situated on the eastern ranges of the township of Clare, it is one of the highest vineyards in the Valley at an altitude of 480 meters, and is ideal for producing steely, minerally Rieslings, distinctive to the area.
The myth of King Midas, the man who was blessed (and cursed) with the ability to turn anything he touched to gold, has inspired many things but few as lavish as Midas bottle from Armand de Brignac. According to wine bottle naming code, Melchizedek is the term usually used to describe a 30-liter vessel equivalent to 40 regular-sized 750ml bottles but perhaps Midas makes more sense for this bottle which weighs in at 100 pounds.
We've written about Armand de Brignac before. The luxury Champagne from the award-winning Champagne Cattier chateau of Chigny-les-Roses, France is instantly identifiable by the dramatic Ace of Spades insignias on its bottle. In the last few years it has become a celebrity favorite. Armand de Brignac has three cuvees: Brut Gold, Rose and Blanc de Blancs.
The first Midas bottle of Armand de Brignac sold for $100,000 at the XS nightclub in Las Vegas' Encore casino. Mixed martial arts and UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez hosted his UFC 125 after-party joined by fighters Gilbert Melendez, Urijah Faber, Jake Shields, and UFC announcer Bruce Buffer. Two strongmen were needed to carry the bottle to the table of the anonymous high-roller who made the purchase. No word on what happened to the bottle afterward.
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Last year, we mentioned the debut of Beau Joie, the copper-encased champagne brand that made its world debut in Las Vegas in 2010. The brand is now expanding into Rosé (shown above on the right with its older sibling). The new bubbly is made from 50 % Pinot Noir and 50 % Chardonnay naturally derived from the finest grapes of Epernay, France.
The Beau Joie Rosé has a crisp and fruity taste and like the Brut, it comes in a copper armored bottle. The Rosé's bottle features over 60 hand-applied rivets and the rose color peeks between the spaces. It's not just pretty, it's a little green, the encasing is created from second-generation copper scrap and the brand has activated a recycling program with venues so that each bottle's encasing can be further reprocessed. The copper also keeps it colder longer and provides a firmer grip while the bottle's rubber punt provides improved stability. Suggested retail is $125 to $135.
Source :: Luxist
Vastinaç Wines is a range of wines with an Andalusian flavor, just the flavor of the ancient city of Cadiz in Spain.
The range consists of 3 bottles of wine made exclusively to the most important festivals celebrated during the year, Moscatel for the famous Carnival that are taking place now, Fino seco for the summer "Velada", and red wine for "Semana Santa".
It adds a fourth type of wine and that it is not an event itself but is something very typical of Cadiz, when you put in front of a plate of "pescaito frito". As you can see the mark resembles a typical term of the city, the bastinazo, no doubt, that's why.
Designed by Antonio Vivancos, currently studying in Barcelona Bau School, Spain.
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Femme Fatale is a 2006 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier. Like the rest of the Saint & Sinner range the idea takes the notion that descriptors for wines are synonymous with the way we illustrate a woman’s tantalizing qualities.
This exclusive offering from S&S plays on the dark, dangerous & seductive colour palette, the mysterious and seductive qualities that charm & ensnare through typography & compliment its irresistible taste.
Undress her to discover the risque red cage. One sip snares you in a delectable web of mouth watering, creamy chardonnay perfectly balanced by Pinot Noirs luscious sherbet and bread notes. But be warned: desire may turn into obsession when you indulge in this Femme Fatale.
Totally exclusive, limited realease Femme Fatale 2006 vintage sparkling is hand crafted in the traditional method, from the fine North East Tasmanian Fruit.
Merum means ‘pure and unadulterated’ in Latin. Merum Estate is set in Pemberton, Western Australia, a pristine location where 85% of the region remains under native vegetation.
For this mid-level range of wines, Manifesto Design created a fantasy ‘floating world’ consisting of a collection of plants and animals endemic to the area. The working ecosystem revolves around a towering Karri tree, a native species for which Pemberton is renowned. The botanical styled illustration works both as a whole, and also when separated into four segments, a quarter appearing on each label.
The labels are then embellished with silver foiling and a raised UV varnish for tactility.
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Halewood International has owned the Prince William Champagne brand for decades but now, with the Royal Wedding coming, the brand is looking to cash in.
The brand is releasing a limited edition commemorative label, using the 'Prince William' and 'Royal Wedding' trademarks. The champagne is expected to retail for around £25 and is expected to sell well in England in advance of the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on April 29.
Source :: Luxist
“All technology is eventually appropriated for the most basic of human needs—love, lust and sin. The invention of the postal service was no different. How many couplings found their start, and end, via an impassioned letter? Named in part after this phenomenon and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s magnum opus of the same name, The Scarlet Letter is a hedonistic sparkling version of Padthaway Shiraz.”