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Weird wine bottles

By Amber Rolt on 10/09/14 10:00 AM

Over the past couple of years, designers and wine merchants have joined forces to present our favourite wines in weird and wonderful ways. But which ones are useful, and which are just plain weird? Bring a bottle takes a look at the most outstanding designs on offer. 


The teardrop bottle

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Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid designed a bespoke teardrop-shaped wine bottle for Austrian producer Leo Hillinger for his Icon Hill 2009. The bottle’s elongated shape is inspired by the shape of a drop of wine.


The square bottle

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This square design is from California producer Truett-Hurst, and is the first wine to ever be packaged in square bottles. The square shape by packaging designers Stranger & Stranger complete with retro graphics and a screen printed label are reminiscent of old fashioned spirit bottles.


The bottle in a can

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The Oregon-based producer Union Wine Company caused quite a stir when they released this red wine in a 12 ounce can. The idea behind the design is to promote the ‘beerification’ of wine among consumers. Handy at a picnic, perhaps.


The environmentally friendly bottle

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Champagne masters Veuve Clicquot are renowned for their yellow labels, but this takes it to the next level. This design by French designer Cédric Ragot includes a bottle cover made from potato starch and recyclable paper which is supposed to keep the bottle cold for two hours after being in the fridge. What are wine coolers for anyway?


The handbag bottle

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Wine, in a handbag? Go on, then. Swedish company Vernissage designed boxed wines in the shape of designer handbags. Appealing to their fashion savvy customers, this wine is great on the go. They were created by Stockholm-based graphic designer Sofia Blomberg and made at the Nordic Sea Winery in Sweden.