Paperboy, a wine bottle made out of compressed recycled paper. ”Paperboy is about as green as it’s possible to make a wine bottle. It’s made out of a compressed recycled paper, printed with natural inks and the inside contains a recyclable sleeve like you find in a box of wine. The bottles are rigid and strong – they’re even ice bucket safe for three hours – and take only 15% of the energy that regular glass bottles take to produce. They weigh only an ounce when empty so save a huge amount of energy on shipping. In Safeway now and available nationwide soon.” By Stranger & Stranger
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Every year the Swedish brand Blossa releases a limited edition mulled wine. This year the flavour of the wine is not presented on the bottle. Instead the consumer shall use his/her own experience to interpret the flavours. You can see typical design elements from the province Dalecarlia in Sweden. Cucurbits pattern, the traditional red falu-colour. With this concept Blossa returns to its roots. Johan Daniel Grönstedt who started to sell mulled wine in his wine shop more than 100 years ago – He was from Dalecarlia. Blossa is still today produced based on his recipe. Nice packaging design and concept!
A reusable ceramic bottle keeping the wine cold even in warm weather, from Mer Soleil.
”In 1988 our family planted grapes in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation of Monterey County because we believed it would provide the best growing conditions in California for Chardonnay. We started making Mer Soleil, a barrel fermented Chardonnay in the classic full blown California style. But years later we started to see that the market was also interested in unoaked Chardonnay. That’s when my family and I decided to seize the moment and make a second Chardonnay named “SILVER” that would remain free of oak and made in a classic Chablis style with tropical elements and crisp, pure, mineral essence. Furthermore we decided to age and ferment this wine in stainless steel and natural cement tanks imported from France. But wait… it gets better. After doing a lot of research and planning we also decided to bottle this wine in a ceramic bottle to pay tribute to this winemaking style.
Not only does the bottle help maintain a cool serving temperature but it’s 100% reusable! We’ve seen many people use our ceramic bottle as a decanter, a water pitcher at the dinner table, candle holder, even as a vase for flowers.”
It’s always refreshing when someone chooses to create a contemporary look on a wine label, instead of the safe track with a traditional look. ”Each wine is identified with a different character. The Pledge” and ”The Figure” (Foster and Young respectively DoCa . Rioja)” Designed by (calcco) Comunicación Visual
Fair & Square, a fairtrade wine range in lightweight, 100% recyclable, carton packaging (Tetra Prisma Aseptic). From La Riojana, one of the largest and most successful co-operatives in Argentina and the world’s largest producer of certified Fairtrade organic wine.
Dsigned by Enserio. ”Cantamanyanes is a handcrafted wine in the Tivissa lands, made without intermediaries or distributors, from the earth to the table. A limited edition of 600 hand-painted bottles.”
The biodynamic Amaltea wine. ”Within the practice of biodynamic farming, Loxarel integrates herds of goats in controlling weeds in the vineyard. Amaltea, represented by the goat nymph who nursed the god Zeus, according to Greek mythology associated with fertile land and abundance. The concepts of the goat, the horn (the main element of the preparation 500), and the constellations are the basis of biodynamic agriculture and the characteristic of this young coupage.”
Package designed by Sturm & Drang. The interest of wine is constantly growing in Sweden. SEA Glasbruk has produced a wine glass collection called ”Bubblan” in collaboration with the wine expert Bengt Frithiofsson and industrial designer Bengt Ek. The glass is tailor-made to enhance the smell and taste of the wine. The package is simplistic with its natural paper with black print, which is inspired by traditional wine boxes.
Hibernalis is a packaging concept for icewine made by student Stéphanie Malak at Sylvain Allard’s packaging course. The protective secondary package is made of raw paper pulp.
Spanish couple Sergio Carratala and Petz Scholtus who live in Barcelona have made these kitchen cabinets from wooden wine crates and told the world how others can do them too.
Tresdon, made of the design firm Icon Packaging. A wine package that transforms from in-store display to carry home packaging to reusable wine rack. In most cases today, wine is shipped in boxes with loads of styrofoam pellets as protection for the bottles. Whereas this package is useful for distribution and also from a consumer’s perspective. I don’t know about the pricing…but inspiring.