Never mind the wine, it’s a great label

While I was listening to Al Spoler and Hugh Sisson talk about wine on NPR this evening, Al, or maybe it was Hugh said something like “The wine was ok, but the label was really something.”

It seems that we are witnessing a lot of great wine label design.

I enjoyed this bottle of Shiraz over the weekend which I thought was pretty good, but the label is really something. The primary type is a distressed face. The word Paringa (see below) is cropped to the edge, the description is off square, suggesting drunkenness … maybe.

There are in fact two labels on the bottle. The last, of the Aussie figure in the Paringa vineyard, is the primary identifier which is above the typographic portion.


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