Chimps have finally discovered the joys of alcohol, in the form of palm wine. We’re feeling very proud! A study published in the Royal Society journal Open Science has detailed how wild chimps of Bossou in Guinea are ‘partial to a little tipple of palm wine’ and with some drinking so much that scientists report behavioural signs of inebriation.
Calling all artists: enter the Cake Wine Archi-Bottle Prize and you could have your work on the next batch of McLaren Vale Shiraz
Cake Wines does things a little differently than other boutique wineries. For starters, the whole team at Cake Wines loves what they do – each person there is obsessed with producing great wine, and giving back to the community (they gave 10% of their proceeds to Australian community radio recently). But there’s one other thing Cake Wines does that sets them apart and that’s collaborating with artists to produce the labeling of their wine with the Archi-bottle Prize.
If you’ve ever been caught drinking a glass of wine before noon, now there’s no shame in it. A family-run ice creamery in Boonville, New York, has finally come up with a way to down that wine without anyone thinking differently of you: wine-infused ice cream. Forget champagne-flavoured ice cream, this wine ice cream is actually made with real wine.
Christmas stocking alert! Lithuanian advertising agency McCann Vilnius sure knows how to grab our attention. They’ve come out with a delicate mouth spray that looks just as pleasant as it tastes. Why? Because inside, you’ll find more than just a regular mouth spray-you’ll find it filled with beaujolais wine (which is quite delicious, by the way!). […]
You say wine, we think France! Until New Zealand came along that is… Now you can get the very best of both with Funky French Cars. The company has been set up to allow visitors to explore the vineyards of the Central Otago region in a classic French car.
All right now, first of all: coffee-flavored wine, really? Secondly: what, you drink it out of a can? Doubly blasphemous. Florida company Friends Fun Wine recently launched world’s first coffee wines in the form of Cabernet Coffee Espresso and Chardonnay Coffee Cappuccino, which, at 6% ABV, shouldn’t be too shocking to your system. Cabernet Coffee […]
Lithuania-based ad agency McCann Vilnius has created a rather unique way to present a batch of new red wines ‘produced annually by the Beaujolais region of France’. The designers explained what motivated them to create the paint bucket design (and it might surprise you!): ‘This year we tried to reimagine function of the wine. Obviously […]
You might have already sipped on 20- or 30-year old wine, but have you tasted Jurassic-period wine? These dinosaur-shaped wine bottle holders will make conventional wine rack extinct. Hand-made by Pete Betcher of Etsy store ‘TheBackPackShoppe’, the Wine-O-Saurs come in three species that can hold 750ml bottles: Stegosaurus, Parasaur, and Dimetrodon.
Sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. To my mind, there’s something missing from the old motto. Wine. So, what better way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of rock and roll legends, The Rolling Stones, than – ahead of their sadly postponed Australian tour, their first in almost a decade – team up with Dan Murphy’s […]
Mix three of our favourite things together, and you’ll get… er, Japanese-made wine for cats. While the feline-targeted Nyan Nyan Nouveau wine is alcohol-free, it is made from Cabernet grapes and contains that other stuff that makes cats intoxicated: duh, catnip. Apparently only a thousand bottles of this wine will be produced. Still, at just about US$4 a bottle, we guess it won’t cost much to make your cat’s day, or at least see if it might prompt your cat to roll his or her eyes.
And you thought your job was taxing! These workers on the Cruceiro Reixo and Cividade Cellar wine estates are harvesting Mencia grapes in northwestern Spain, on the side of steep hills. More than 3,500 tons of Mencia grapes have been produced in the region this year. But to get those grapes turned into wine, it […]
Our friends at Cake Wines have done it again, creating a buzz in both the art and wine worlds with their annual Archi-bottle Prize. The idea is simple: unearth the most talented emerging Australian artist and give them a Cake Wines label as a canvas. This year they received 350 entries, which are slowly being leaked online by Cake, including one by perennial Lost At E Minor favourite and Archibald Prize entrant, Del Kathryn Barton, who produced a typically colourful piece that would look stunning as the label on the bottle.
Because the world hasn’t had their fill of BDSM, author E. L. James is treating us to a little, err, lubrication—Fifty Shades of Grey wine! No joke. The author of the bestselling erotic trilogy has made a name for herself in the book world and now it’s time to dominate the world of drinking. Red […]
We love this annual initiative from our friends at Cake Wines, an Australian wine company who, in 2012, launched the prestigious art event: the Cake Wines Archi-bottle Prize. The concept is simple: they’re on a quest to unearth the most talented emerging Australian artist and give them a Cake Wines label as a canvas.
Made of hand blown pyrex glass, the Meld wine glass is inspired by two forms: the glass and the human hand. The result is a merged curiosity of a drinkware which fits onto the palm ergonomically, almost like a fitted glove. We cannot approve enough.