From time to time we like to review the new trends in designs of wine, and now that the 2011 vintage is going on, is a good time to take a look at fashion in this important packaging, trying to figure out how will we get surprised this year.
Wineries are generally not very innovative in this matter although there are exceptions, but if we go abroad we see wine labels and designs that surprise us every day, both label and bottles.
To start your visit today you have to get comfortable, fasten your sit belt and put your seat straight ... to taste the Boarding pass shiraz, a wine whose label is inspired by the boarding passes of aircrafts. At the back label you can see the instructions of use of wine, and the capsule is the sticker which identifies suitcases. Curious, isn't it? Well, come on, we start the journey!!
The labels we will show you have a common motive. They are all related to transportation. As with our next wine, Neil Ashmead GTS ("Grand Tourer Shiraz"), a wine created as a tribute to the passion of cars and Neil Ashmead wines. This is an Australian wine with a label that looks like the cover of a car game from the Playstation and has as its main curiosity the cap, as shown in the picture, it seems like a shifter.
But the journey is over and it's time to return the car to the garage and check out the: filters, water ... and oil. Have you ever heard about garage wines? The wines are handcrafted in small productions, based on the quality love and care a wine of great quality. What we could not think is that the concept of garage wine would be taken to its ultimate consequences, as we can see in the next bottle.
The packaging is designed to simulate a car oil can, but we can assure you that what's inside is just wine ... or not?
In case you do not trust, we will make 2 suggestions today; we assure you that there will be wine inside the bottles, and quality one!
Aalto Wineries has achieved a place among the top wineries in Spain with wines like this.
Another new winery which has made a way into the Spanish scene a few years, based on producing great wines like Habla del silencio.