I like wine. Bacchus has got to be one of my favourite Roman deities. The guy had his priorities right and the Romans had the good sense to devote a whole god to wine. It’s pretty amazing that your humble grape, with a little of this and that, can produce such a wide array of wonderful beverages. But this post is more about the packaging – I love the creative labels!
We used to live within an easy drive to Niagara wine country. Our LCBO store does carry a fair selection but it is the smaller wineries, such as those you get in wine country, that tend to produce the most interesting vintages and labels to match. Of course, a trek around the world in the wine store will yield some great choices from everywhere. Here’s a wee selection of amusing labels and wines.
We like this one produced by Malivoire Estates – Guilty Men . (There’s this little ladybug that runs through their line. I hope the wine colouring doesn’t come from the little fellow!)
A South African Favourite, Goats do Roam : A nice red, apparently inspired by wanderlust goats, but not to be confused with the wines of the Côtes du Rhône wine region.
(oops) sounds quite promising. I haven’t tried this Chilean one but I really must find it. The “oops” part is described as “the lost grapes of Bordeaux masquerading as Merlot.”
Mommy’s Time Out looks interesting. This Italian wine might make a great gift for a new parent, don’t you think?
Those quirky New Zealanders have a way with labels. The Coopers Creek line including Fat Cat, Cat Pee on a Gooseberry Bush and Sally Cat are a delight to give and receive.
With labels like these, does it really matter what the wine is like?