Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves. This week, as holiday gift guides and year-end reviews abound, we can’t help but get a bit introspective. Before we start planning resolutions for the new year, let’s take stock of the highs and lows of 2016 with these dreamy wines that’ll keep your head firmly in the clouds.
Redux California Wine, by ITAL/C
Let everyone else dreams of a winter wonderland—we’re busy yearning for the warm, California coast. And there’s nothing better than faded pastels for a wistful look, making our inner poet all the more nostalgic for the simpler summertime, when we frolicked in mountains and stretched out on a sun-drenched beach.
Nembus Wine, by Ruska Martin Associates
If we could turn our travel journal into a bottle, it would probably look something like this spunky design. An ode to palm trees, bike rides, good friends, and even better food, this wine packaging is the ideal way to toast to our favorite memories of 2016 (i.e. vacations). And how could we not love this loopy, fun, and bright design that reminds us of AIGA Medalist Maira Kalman’s illustrations?
Linger Wine Co., by Melissa Sadloske
Whatever season you’re in, chill is a year-round mindset. With variations on “Netflix & Chill,” from the summer “Beach & Chill” bottle to winter’s “Festive & Chill,” this chic geometric design has us embracing cork as our new, weightless spirit animal.
Cordant Wines, by Makes & Allies Cannon
Harmonious chaos is a great way to describe the craze around holiday time. If this sounds like you, then use this packaging as your emotional compass to hit both harmony and chaos with elegance and delicacy, showcasing the zen balance of architectural forms.