Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

'You're turning into your mother'; if your wine bottle could speak, what would it say to you?

bjones2.jpg

In real life, wine labels are all about sophisticated quaffing - they speak of grape quality, vintage and apricot or citrus notes.

Whether a fine bottle of Malbec or the crispest Riesling, what these bottles conspicuously don't mention is the effect drinking them may have; especially if you end up necking the whole lot.

Yes they may come with an alcohol awareness warning; but they smoothly bypass the potential for sobbing down the phone to your ex, dodgy dance moves, even dodgier drink 'cocktails' and a multitude of other messy situations that drinking too much wine might bring about.

Kudos to then to US-based visionaries Adam Teeter and his friend Jeff, who used Illustrator to show the true impact of drinking, via a series of their own brilliantly honest labels published this week.

"We all say some crazy things while cracking open a bottle of wine," they said, on their website. "Maybe we’ve had a long day, or we’ve had some bumps in a relationship, or maybe we’re just trying to let loose.

"But what if wine could talk back? What if the bottle you see on the shelf already knew what was going to happen before you put it in your shopping cart? What if that wine truly didn’t care about your feelings and had a filter as great as your grandmother after a glass or two of Pinot Grigio?

"The ideas were all based on situations we found ourselves in while drinking wine."

Take a look at a few of our favourite designs from the series (the ones that really ring true), below.

wine
wine
wine
wine
wine
wine

Related

bp1.jpg

The sober social life; fun nights out that don't require booze

rexfeatures_2125612a.jpg

Ten gins you need to try right now

Carrie Bradshaw in the Cafe.jpg

Meal for one; top 10 best places for solo dining in London

ab-fab-fashion-moments-1323074265.jpg

As Prosecco outstrips champagne, the top 10 types to taste

drunk-woman-passed-out-stylist-co-uk.jpg

Read one woman's harrowing account of her descent into alcoholism

the-perfect-present-1024.jpg

Female friendship and the great baby divide

Comments

More

Clueless nearly never got made because of Hollywood sexism

As Cher would say, as if

by Jasmine Andersson
23 Jun 2017

Starbucks are hiring 2,500 refugees across Europe

by Nicola Colyer
23 Jun 2017

Man carries out flower girl duties with immense pride and solemnity

His commitment is quite something

by Amy Swales
23 Jun 2017

Shocking US law says men can finish sex if woman withdraws consent

Shocking

by Moya Crockett
23 Jun 2017

Serial fans, Adnan Syed has been given a second chance in court

New hope for Syed supporters

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Jun 2017

The scientific reason summer turns you into a horrible person

A new study confirms that we’re not very nice when we’re too hot

by Moya Crockett
23 Jun 2017

The 5 most surprising things I learnt from appearing on First Dates

What's it really like to appear on First Dates?

by Jasmine Andersson
22 Jun 2017

Rihanna just gave a heartbroken fan the best relationship advice

The pop star took time out to give a fan this brilliant tip

by Stylist
22 Jun 2017

First Dates fans respond to “shocking” mansplaining incident

“A frightened, insecure monkey hanging on to his patriarchal perch for dear life”

by Kayleigh Dray
22 Jun 2017

Golden rules of work happiness from Europe’s female tech leaders

From nap rooms to therapists and no overtime

by Anna Brech
22 Jun 2017