Homemade wine-making kit

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By Gerry Mak in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 15 November 2011

A lot of people are into homebrew these days, but I’m much more of a wine person, so this kit for making homemade wine really excites me.

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The Blonde Bombshell

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 25 August 2010

The Blonde Bombshell is right. With its inspired pulp-movie-esc look and feel this new California white is sure to seduce. The brainchild of wine maker Jeff Booth, The Blonde Bombshell was the result of combining two Californian favorites – Hollywood and wine – into one badass sexy bottle.

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94Wines

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 7 May 2010

Ever been totally confounded by the wine selection at your local booze shop? 94wines is here to help. Using a fun little survey on its website, the Dutch company claims it can find several wines that will be a perfect match for your particular tastes. Just answer six simple questions (Do you prefer mint or […]

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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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Blasted Church Vineyards

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By The Urban Grocer in New Eco on Thursday 28 January 2010

Inventive, quirky, and a creative force in the Canadian wine industry: this is Blasted Church Vineyards. Taking its name and imagery from the true story of a mining era church that was dismantled by dynamite then moved to town where the vineyard now lies, this small estate winery is a true tour de force. The whimsical cartoon like design, originally developed by the cool cats at Vancouver-based marketing and design shop Brandever Strategy, reinvented the vineyard a few years back, turning Blasted Church into one of Canada’s most celebrated wineries.

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Luchador Wines

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 10 December 2009

There are several cool things about this Australian Shiraz, Luchador Wine. The first is obvious: the eye-catching label with its bright illustrative work, imagined by the creative design team, Morning Breath. The comic book-esc feel of the labels turn what could have been ordinary bottles into collectors items. The second great thing about this wine is its name and poster-boy: the Luchador. That’s right, those oh-so-famous Mexican wrestlers.

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