If you’re fanatic about your water, you probably already know about Klean Kanteen.
Klean Kanteen makes safe, 100 percent BPA free, responsibly manufactured, stainless steel (not aluminum, which requires a dubious chemically-created lining) bottles in varied sizes. The lack of an inner coating, besides saving you from alleged health risks, means that from drink to drink, even from hot drink to cold drink, the flavor never gets muddled by residual particles which can seep into the lining of most bottles. And that means you can even use one for wine.
The Wine Karafe bottle looks surprisingly small but can, in fact, hold an entire 750mL of wine — its capacity is actually 800mL. This is perfect for picnics in areas where glass is prohibited or for sneaking into your jacket and using like a flask (you didn’t hear that here). It will also never shatter if you throw it in your bag or suitcase. The slim bottle is 9″ x 2.75″, comes in silver or claret and says “wine” in ten languages on the back. Most importantly, it’s easy to clean completely, so if you have syrah in there one day and pinot grigio the next, it won’t disturb the flavor.
The Klean Kanteen Wine Karafes are created by a family owned and operated company in Chico, California, and each bottle is assembled and welded by hand. They are available from Klean Kanteen from $20.95.
By Annie Scott | Source :: www.luxist.com
“Health is the promotional wine from Spavilla Designs. An elaborate packaging for this limited edition, which the prestigious Robert Parker has given a rating of 93 points.”
“The +359 brand name comes from the international phone code of Bulgaria which is +359. This brand identifies 100% with Bulgarians and it is very popular in the country. The client wanted to change the look of the whole package into a vision that is more fresh, modern, colourful and absolutely distinguished.
I decided to change the +359 logo as a start. I used Extra Black Poster Bodoni and changed it slightly to fit perfectly to my design. Poster Bodoni is well known to the audience. It is type often used by Bulgarian Post and I thought it would communicate well with the audience, and that they would feel willing to buy it.
The rest of the label could be described as an effort to make it more fresh, colourful and glossy - hence the use of nice warm colours, the glittering silver hot foil dots and glossy inks. I also wanted consumers not only to see this label as an image, but to feel it and to sense it with their fingers. The use of puff-up transparent varnish makes a relief structure on the +359 logo. The cap of the bottle is very interesting too – it is a pattern of the +359 logo which is printed with transparent matte varnish on a glossy background that helps repeat the matte/gloss theme on the label”
Champagne Perrier-Jouët has unveiled the new 2002 vintage of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque, the first great vintage of the new millennium. To mark the release the brand has launched an online art game, providing the entrants with a unique opportunity to win the “Art of Vintage” book.
To celebrate the launch of the House’s inaugural vintage of the 21st Century, Champagne Perrier-Jouët opened its cellar doors and organised a legendary tasting with ten of the world’s top wine and champagne experts. These aficionados tasted 20 historic vintages from the House’s own cellars, from the oldest vintage in Champagne (Perrier-Jouët 1825) to the first vintage of the new millennium. The private event, which took place earlier this year, demonstrated the consistency of the house style and excellence of craftsmanship spanning over two centuries.
Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2002 is a very elegant cuvée: the quality and finesse of the Chardonnay shines through the power and structure of the Pinot Noir. Citrus notes of grapefruit and pineapple are sustained by a little vanilla on the palate, which is beautifully balanced and rounded with a long, elegant finish. The champagne was aged for six years before disgorgement to maintain great balance and freshness.
The House is world-renowned for its ‘avant-garde’ spirit, which finds its purest expression in the iconic prestige cuvée ‘Belle Epoque’ and its legendary Emile Gallé 1902 anemone bottle. Champagne Perrier-Jouët constantly seeks to maintain an aesthetic and artistic dimension to the House and the champagnes. Again, to mark the release of the 2002 vintage, talented Japanese art photographer Makiko Takehara, inspired by the art House story, has brought her own artistic vision. She interpreted each vintage through the artistic aspects that marked each exceptional year, turning champagne into a work of art.
It was proposed that, following the legendary tasting, a book reflecting the historic and aesthetic odyssey through 20 legendary Perrier-Jouët vintages should be compiled. Led by Serena Sutcliffe MW, Head of the International Wine Department at Sotherby’s, ‘The Art of Vintage’ is being published by Jacqui Small (Aurum press) with Perrier-Jouët’s assistance. From December, 18 to January, 31 2010 visit www.perrier-jouet.com, match the four works of art by Makiko Takehara with the people who inspired them and win the limited-edition Perrier-Jouët book, ‘The Art of Vintage’.
Source :: www.popsop.com
XVIII Bordeaux is sold exclusively at Max Wine Gallery, Bordeaux, France. The identity was conceived by Paris design studio Hey Ho.
By Barry Duncan | Source :: www.thedieline.com