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Holiday dinner parties, cocktail parties, open houses… it’s non stop during the back half of December. Many of us like to bring along a bottle of wine to contribute to the festivities. This year I’m going the extra step of trying to find wine bottles that give the gift of design. I want my contribution to compliment all my hosts’ hard work by looking lovely on their table – or by serving as a conversation starter.

A few of my favorites:

Francis Ford Coppola Wines

Francis Ford Coppola Wines

I love the twisty labels. You can find lots more creativity on Francis Ford Coppola’s winery site.

These beauties from Root:1Wine reflect the winery’s practice of using only original, ungrafted roots in its vineyard. I love their earthy look.

Sfida is Italian for “challenge,” which is what these vintners say they want to do to your notions of wine. I’m already sold by their bold, stark graphics. They’re a nice anecdote to the whimsy overload that can accompany the holiday season.

And finally, if you’re looking for a down-to-earth option, you can always try:


Wine by Joe

My caveat is that I haven’t tried all of these wines. I’ve just admired their looks. If you want to know how they taste, you may want to check them out on Wine Spectator or just give them a try.

And if you can look at beautiful, funny, creative wine labels all day then don’t miss the Serious About Wine label design blog or The Dieline’s spirits packaging blog.

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  1. MarkRight says:

    Great article you got here. I'd like to read more about that topic.

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