Architect Zaha Hadid Designs Unique Bottle & Box For Leo Hillinger’s Icon Hill Wine.

Zaha Hadid Wine Bottle

Leo Hillinger presents an iconic wine with packaging created by an icon herself. On October 4th of this year, at the Albertina in Vienna, Austrian winemaker Leo Hillinger unveiled his exceptional red wine blend, the 2009 Icon Hill in a precious bottle and box created by Pritzker-winning architect Zaha Hadid. Read more

Smart Marketing: Wines For Dummies. Actual Wine, Not Books.

Wines for Dummies

By now we all know there are several published Wines For Dummies books. From Italian Wines to Reading Wine Labels, the Wiley brand offers many ways to get to know your vino. But now, they sell actual wines. That’s right, bottles of Wines For Dummies. Not fine wines, mind you, but basic 10$ bottles of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chianti for the novice. Read more

Swanson’s Vineyards Modern House Wines Make Great Gifts.

Wondering what to bring to your next dinner party? Or to buy for the Boss/Friend/Co-worker/Therapist/Lover or basically anyone who drinks wine? Look no further than Swanson Vineyard’s Modern House Wines. Read more

Stay On Coasters for Wine Glasses. Now That’s An Idea That Holds Water.

Stay On Coasters for Wine Glasses

This falls under the “Now, why didn’t I think of that?” category. Mother and daughter fashion and design team from Iceland, Dimmalimm, did and call them “Stay On Coasters.” Cute felt coasters that attach to the bottom of your wine glass, attractively absorbing any condensation the glass may leave on a surface. Read more

A Different Way To Set Diamonds. And Your Dinner Table. Diamonds In Glass.

DIG - Diamonds in Glass

Way back in February of 2008, I blogged about DIG- Diamonds in Glass, an Austrian company that came up with a way to suspend genuine cut diamonds in borosilicate glass. Read more