Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves. As Halloween nears, it seems the world’s decibel has been turned up, bombarding us with shrill screams in the form of lawn decorations to horror film ads. That’s why this week we’re appreciating a series of lovely yet memorable packaging designs that manage to cut through the mayhem with a gentle touch—proof that subtlety goes a long way in such a loud world.

Dúzi Tamás Merlot Rosé, by Kira Koroknai and Anna Hidvégi
It’s waning past rosé season, but this clean design has us back for one last glass. The crisp look of the tiny polka dots, with plenty of refreshing white space (or pink space, rather), is somehow delicate and lovely, without straying into the overly cutesy territory. Plus, it’s featuring (one of) our favorite colors, front and center.
(Via Packaging of the World)

Blossa Annual 2016, by Scandinavian Design Group
Despite enormous golden numerals and an exotic swirl of flora and fauna, the muted tones of the latest Blossa Annual is anything but flashy. The yearly released mulled wine is back with its 2016 edition, and the lush depiction of the Swedish forest has us yearning for a soft undercurrent of jungle sounds, instead of the medley of honking horns outside our office.
(Via The Dieline)

Apollo Freedom Brewery Lunar Ales, by WhatCameNext_
Here’s a toast to a true day to evening look, done right. This limited brew showcases the geometric transition from light to dark, in both flavor and design. We’re loving the dual function of the label, and needless to say, totally enchanted by a sense of mystery of wonder at an eclipse—one that we can finally stare directly at.
(Via Packaging of the World)

Bozal Mezcal, by Swig
We all know when you get ahold of packaging that you can’t bear to throw away, so you keep it on a shelf rolling around the apartment. Here’s another one for your eclectic collection: a ceramic bottle that capitalizes on the mezcal’s reputation as a handcrafted, artisan liquor. Earthy yet polished, the design manages to hark to traditional artistry without looking dated.
(Via The Dieline)