7/16/2009

Love them Labels - Featuring Vintners Circle and Nemo Art

Posted by The Wine Whore |

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Wouldn't it be cool to be able to create something amazing while having fun at the same time?

Although there's no doubt that we all clearly enjoy drinking wine, how many of us get the chance to create this magical juice on their own? Of course, you could go out and make a huge investment in a winery, a staff, and all of the equipment that is necessary to make a bottle of your very own wine. But then again, not all of us are as lucky as the Number 99, formally known as Wayne Gretzky or the always funny, Dan Aykroyd:



Well now there's a way to make wine without being rich and famous!



Vintner's Circle is a winemaking on-premise franchise. They teach wine lovers how to make their own wine in 4 easy steps over a 7 week period of time. Their goal is to enhance peoples� enjoyment of the wine lifestyle and have a great time while doing it.

How cool!

As fellow Wine Whore Crew member, Liz Mitchell said in her Wine Talk post, 'What�s in a Label?', a wine label can mean so much and often a lot of thought goes into it. What if you could not only create your own bottle of wine, but also be able to wrap it in a label incorporating anything you want... whatever you can imagine!



All three of these labels were winners in WineMaker Magazine�s label contest last year. Each has special meaning to the winemaker. The Flying Pig label was created by a wine lover whose friends believed that she would make wine �when pigs fly�. The leaf label was created from a photograph one couple�s son had taken on their deck.




Nemo's freehand circles make awesome wine labels

Now onto a wine lover who turn his talent for creating perfect circles by hand into unique and intriguing wine labels...



Nemo, how did you become interested in creating wine label art?

"It all started when I was talking to this guy on Twitter one day about Nocino, which is a kind of vodka he makes from the walnuts of these huge trees he has in his yard. He asked me if I could draw him a label and he would give me a case of this stuff in exchange. He sent me a sample of Nocino which arrived in the mail in an un-labeled mason jar and sent me some pictures of last year�s harvest day for inspiration.



Then I meet another guy on Twitter who shows art to wine makers and tries to get them to use the art on their labels; he works off the commissions of the sales. Well, he told me it would be a good idea to make up some designs so people could really see how a label would look. My wife being the graphic designer in the family came up with some cool designs using �Good Omens� as the theme; Omen being Nemo spelled backwards."



Nemo will be showcasing his cool circular art labels at art shows, wine bars, and wine tasting events. It won't be long before one lucky winery decides to use his artwork for their labels... just remember where you saw it first!

For more of Nemo's art, check out his website and blog!








Very special thank you to Nemo, Robin, and the folks from Vintner's Circle for their kindness, support, and willingness to share their love for the grape for the rest of the world to enjoy.


(Read more wine reviews and info at The Wine Whore)
Photos of courtesy of Nemo Art, and Vintner's Circle

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2 comments:

The Wine Whore said...

My pleasure! Really love what you do!

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Cheers!

daddy bookins said...

Absolutely fantastic! Those labels are awesome!

Cheers!

~daddy b

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