Every Friday afternoon we raise a glass with the packaging design experts at The Dieline and celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit the shelves. Today we’re drinking:

Warsteiner artist collection
For its 260th anniversary, Germany’s largest privately owned brewery asked six artists to create unique bottle designs that are so lovely, dare we say they deserve a spot on the holiday dinner table—sans glass? Stefan StrumbelAaron De La CruzBrooke ReidtNychos123KLAN, and INSA were tasked with evoking a moment in history, so that, when lined up, the six-pack acts as a kind of timeline, evoking moments from the Renaissance to the modern day.

Uzbek vodka by Brandbox Branding
The Kazakhstan-based agency used traditional Uzbek folk art in bright patterns fit for a Chayhana, a Central Asian tea room for civilized drinking and socializing. Of course, Brandbox is designing for a much more modern Chayhana, and the final result meets their goals of a “refined and smooth” product that is so “close and dear” to their customer that it can even be “used as decoration.”

Bread wine by Evgeny Perfilev
How better for a small Russian book publisher looking to branch out into the booze market than for Evgeny Perfilev to create its own bread wine, “an old and almost extinct type of Russian gran distillate.” Perhaps together they can promote the resurgence of both industries in Russia? We’ll drink to that.

Cheers!