Results of the Wine Label Design Awards 2017

Results of the third annual Wine Label Design Awards proudly sponsored by self-adhesive label supplier Rotolabel were announced earlier this evening at the Cape Town Hotel School. The competition seeks to reward the best design and packaging for bottled wine made in South Africa and judging criteria include originality of concept, execution, shelf appeal and […]

March 29, 2017
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Programme of Action 2017

Here’s our exciting line-up of tastings for the year: March: Rotolabel Wine Label Design Awards April: 10 Year Old Wine Awards May: Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report June: Bordeaux Blend Report July: Merlot Report August: Signature Red Blend Report September: Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Report October: Prescient Chardonnay Report November: Cape White Blend Report December: Alternative Varieties Report […]

February 15, 2017
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Luddite Saboteur White 2015 and Red 2014

The Saboteur range from Luddite Wines in Bot River might have won gold at the recent Wine Label Design Awards for its highly unconventional packaging (see here) but is what’s in the bottle any good? Luddite Saboteur White 2015 Sold out. 68% Chenin Blanc, 15% Viognier, 15% Blanc Fumé and 2% Chardonnay. Total production: 2 […]

March 2, 2016
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The state of South African wine label design

Does South African wine packaging reflect the excellence of what most commentators agree is now appearing in the bottle? The second annual Wine Label Design Awards sponsored by Rotolabel and convened by Winemag.co.za were announced last night (full resuls HERE) and the feeling among the judges (Rebecca Constable of Woolworths, designers Sean Harrison of Whitespace […]

February 26, 2016
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Results of the Wine Label Design Awards 2016

Results of the second annual Wine Label Design Awards proudly sponsored by Rotolabel were announced earlier this evening at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town. The competition seeks to reward the best design and packaging for bottled wine made in South Africa and judging criteria include originality of concept, execution, shelf appeal and effectiveness as […]

February 24, 2016
by Christian
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BLANKbottle Nothing to Declare 2014

Pieter Walser of BLANKbottle, winner of the Grand Prix inaugural Wine Label Design Awards earlier this year (see here), has a fabulous white blend called Nothing to Declare (a tribute to the vine smugglers of days gone by) consisting of “mainly Marsanne with a bit of Roussanne, Grenache blanc, Viognier and Clairette blanche”. There’s very […]

December 4, 2015
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The Wine Label Design Awards 2016: Entry deadline extended

Entries for the second annual Wine Label Design Awards has been extended to 17h00 on Monday, 1 February. The awards are proudly sponsored by self-adhesive label supplier Rotolabel and are convened by Winemag.co.za – Wine magazine was published from 1993 until 2011 and now lives on in digital form. Cape Town advertising and design studio […]

November 22, 2015
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Paserene Marathon 2013

Paserene is the own label of Vilafonté winemaker Martin Smith, the series consisting of a Chardonnay (reviewed here) and a red blend called Marathon winning silver in the recent Wine Label Design Awards. The series depicts the relationship between a bird and a girl and symbolises Smith’s career as a flying winemaker and his love […]

April 8, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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