Daily Wine News: What’s In a Label?

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 01-11-2021

What goes into the making of a wine label? (Source: Wikimedia)

What goes into designing a wine label? In Eater, Brittany Holloway-Brown talks to three designers about their approach to making eye-catching labels.

In PUNCH, Jordan Michelman is also thinking about wine labels, more specifically, the look of natural wine labels. “Natural wine’s approach—an embrace of vivid, cartoonish, irreverent design—works as a clarion call, signifying that what’s in this bottle is new, different, an alternative to the stuffy beige cursive such-and-such monopole and Premier-de-French formalism of the wine bottles of yesteryear… wine labels have de-emphasized traditional devotions to provenance and classification, instead focusing on connecting fluently to drinkers—particularly young drinkers—and expressing the almighty vibe. In turn, drinkers have come to equate interesting labels with interesting bottles, for better or for worse.”

Wine writer Howard G. Goldberg, an editor at the New York Times who wrote the Wine Talk column for a period, has died, reports WineBusiness.com.

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague looks into the wines featured in Wine and the White House: A History, and offers a roundup of favorites to uncork now.

VinePair announces that its new executive editor is Joanna Sciarrino.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre surveys popular 2021 wine resolutions, like shopping online more and choosing not to wait to drink prized bottles.

Jancis Robinson offers her recommendations for white wines for winter.

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