Return of the Living Red wine

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 14 December 2011

Forget the chateaux. Forget the birds. Forget whatever nonsensical French-countryside illustrations you’ve seen on wine labels. And enter Mash. Always creative, never predictable, Mash is one of our favorite creative agencies. Hailing from Australia, their portfolio is an excess of clever, unexpected, and quirky takes on otherwise predictable products – like wine.

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Wine by Some Young Punks

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 14 May 2010

Wine by Some Young Punks is, as you could guess, the product of three young Australian winemakers who have a reputation for solid wines and standout labels. The images plastered across the bottles are inspired, ‘bright and intense’ — intended to echo the wines themselves. Selected from original 1950s book covers, the packaging, like the […]

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Australia’s Alpha Box and Dice wines

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 29 April 2010

Among ‘garage’ wine makers, Justin Lane is a legend for his passionately crafted wines, eclectic style, and loveable rogue-vintner ways. So after years of making other people’s bottles notorious, Lane’s newest incarnation — his own unique wine label — has been well anticipated. So too has its accompanying cellar door, AB&D Wine Salon. Here, Lane’s Alpha Box & Dice wines can be tasted in this quirky, though stylish, space. And the wines, like the cellar door, are full of character.

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R Wines’ Chateau Chateau

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By Eat. Sip. Chew. in New Food and Packaging on Monday 22 March 2010

Is that a one thousand dollar bottle of Mouton Rothschild with a label emblazoning the commissioned work of a famed artists such as Kadinsky, Chagall, Dali or Picasso? No and No. Instead, what you’re looking at is a surprisingly affordable bottle from the Australian producer, R Wines.

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Vinaceous

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 16 March 2010

Want to add a little mystery to your wine? How about something with a wondrous past? Well, look no further than Vinaceous. Hailing from Australia, Vinaceous Wines rock striking labels depicting sexy circus characters with quirky personas.

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A Killer Wine: Killibinbin, Australia

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Monday 1 March 2010

Killibinbin has always had a bit of a reputation as a killer – wine, that is. So, with the creative cats at Australian-based Mash design studio, this Adelaide Hills producer developed a label to live up to its reputation. Taking a tongue and cheek approach, Mash’s design cleverly integrates scenes from horror flicks to give […]

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Esule wine labels by Mash Design

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Monday 7 September 2009

From the cool cats at Mash Design, comes yet another stellar set of creative, fun wine labels. This time around, Mash’s imaginative energy was put towards a series of designs for Red Heads Studio — an inspired collection of fifteen Southern Australian wines that garner impressive reviews worth boasting about. Though Mash is responsible for […]

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Mollydooker wines

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 23 April 2009

Whenever I can’t decide which wine to choose, I go for the one with the coolest label. That’s exactly how I discovered Mollydooker. This award-winning vineyard not only boasts some of the most creative, innovative, and artistic labels of any bottle on the shelf, but the Australian winery produces delicious stock with stellar ratings. Year after year Mollydooker’s stash wins accolades for its voluptuousness, richness, and pure taste. The winery’s bottles are consistently rated one of the world’s best value, and rating guru Robert Parker even awarded a hefty 99 out of 100 points to their awe-inspiring series.

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