Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves. This weekend it seems everyone’s got a case of wanderlust, bent on enjoying the last glimmer of summer with exotic destinations or low-key stay-cations. So here’s to a long weekend with topographic wine, sky-high gin, and adventurous vodka that can keep up with that FOMO-inducing vacation you’re about to embark upon.

Nyitány Száraz Fehérbor, by Peltan-Brosz Roland and Nóra Rohmann
Some wines pair well with steaks, others with fish, but this wine is best enjoyed with a picnic and a pastoral vista. The hand-drawn illustration is captivating with its insane detail and accuracy (the gold line maps the road to the cellars) while the summery green hues have us dreaming of rolling hills and the smell of fresh-cut grass. Plus, we love how the packaging gives off an earthy, natural feel without plastering “organic” all over the label.
(Via Packaging Design Served)

The Moments, by Janis Andersons
“Carpe diem” is a solid vacation mantra, and now that adventurous spirit has been distilled into a line of vibrant vodkas. We’re loving the playful aesthetic which manages to keep the design from straying into “precious” territory by offsetting cute taglines with a clear bottle, contemporary type, and bright graphic patterns. And because we’re always griping about needing another vacation to unwind from our travels, there’s a “do not disturb” edition as well.
(Via Packaging of the World)

Aviation Gin, by Sandstrom Partners
This one’s for all those frequent fliers who are tired of red-eye flights with screaming babies on board. It’s time to rekindle the long-lost romance of flying with a vintage design that belongs on the Pan Am. We love the streamlined look of this gin that looks oh-so-aerodynamic while the strong type and bold silver design against the black label complete the sophisticated aesthetic. All aboard!
(Via Lovely Package)

Pebble Cove Sauvignon Blanc, by The Creative Pack
As much as we love some cool beach inspiration, we’re not about to pass up this fresh water-inspired packaging. Instead of cliché blue waters and white sands, there are smooth river rocks—textured with a glossy finish—an understated way of representing the wine’s mineral profile. The electric blue of the bottle cap finishes off the understated design with a touch of crisp summer freshness we desperately needed in advance of this weekend’s heat wave.
(Via Packaging of the World)

Cheers!