Quite recently a friend admitted she bought a bottle of wine wholly based on the name of the wine and the label. This got the wheels turning, made me wonder if there are others out there who purchase a wine purely using your visual sense. Is it the name that catches your eye, the label design, the shape of the bottle or some other characteristic that draws you to a wine? I must confess, even an experienced oenophile will sometimes give in to temptation, take a chance and pick up an unusual bottle.
|Dearly Beloved, I Thee Red|
Regina's Pick: A clever name, with an artistic bottle.
|Cupcake Pinot Noir|
Sarah's Pick: A cutesy name.
|Bully Hill Sweet Walter's Red|
Lauralyn's Pick: Unique label.
|Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin|
My Pick: Matching label & cork.
It is very common for winemakers to create catchy names, flashy labels or gimmicky packaging to entice the consumer. Has anyone else out there bought a wine because they have been wowed by the bottle? If so, it would be really great to hear about your wine experience.