Hey, good lookin'...
Calling all English and Welsh wine producers. Are you proud of your bottle labels? Have you managed to convey the distinctive flavour of your grapes? To capture the essence of your region? There's still time – but only just – to enter ukvine.com's wine label competition, Designs on Wine.
To celebrate his first year of operation, ukvine.com's founder, James Graham, launched Designs on Wine to encourage and champion great-looking bottles.
A strong believer that striking label design has played its part in the success of the New World wine sector. Graham says: “ukvine.com wants to lay down a challenge to UK wine growers: do your labels match up to the best on the market?”
With seven categories, ranging from Best Sparkling Wine to Best Redesign and Highest Shelf Appeal, entry costs from £10 per label.
The winner of the Highest Shelf Appeal category stands to win £500 worth of labels from Sussex printer AJS Labels
The entries will be judged by a panel of industry professionals, including co-founder of UKVine.com Daniel Murray, former Drinks International editor, Felicity Murray, Neil Philipps, aka The Wine Tipster, and designer/photographer – and online vintner – Nathan Myers.
With time being of the essence – the competition closes 11.59pm 30 April, – entries can be emailed to email@example.com
Winners will be announced at the ukvine.com seminar, What's the future for English wine? at the London International Trade Fair, Excel on 24 May. I'll be joining James Graham, Neil Philipps, English Wine Producers' marketing manager, Julia Trustram Eve, founder of the English Wine Pantry, Julia Stafford, and Ridgeview founder, Mike Roberts, on the platform for this event.
For rules, regs & competition entry form, see ukvine.com's website.