Clothing company Banana Republic has teamed up with a California winery to create limited-edition holiday bottles that target the female wine sipper with hand-sketched labels of the little black dress and fancy, sweeping red frock. Banana Republic’s party dresses, rendered by the company’s creative director Simon Kneen, will be embellished on Clos du Bois’s most popular wines. The 2010 North Coast Chardonnay is depicted by a classic LBD — little black dress — and is described as ripe with flavors of pear, green apple, honeysuckle and toasty oak. The 2008 North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon, meanwhile, is described as having notes of blackberry, plum, toasted oak, vanilla and hints of spice, ideal for steak, meat-based pasta dishes or heady chocolate desserts like chocolate fondue. The red wine is depicted with a full-skirted, strapless red cocktail dress.
“What really excites me about this creation is that it offers our consumers a completely different option for holiday gifts this year,” says Kneen. “Everything deserves a little extra sparkle and glamour over the holiday season, so why not your wine too? It’s safe to say everyone on my list knows what they’re getting this year!”
Other features of the limited-edition wines include a holiday party soundtrack, style tips from Kneen, entertaining advice, and food and wine recommendations from Clos du Bois that can be accessed by scanning mobile devices across a QR code on the label.
The Clos du Bois Chardonnay retails for $16.99 and the Cabernet Sauvignon for $18.99 and will be made available at www.closdubois.com beginning November 1.