Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Bird Wine Bottle Labels

Beth and I love wine. She likes most types of wine and I'm partial to the semi-dry and sweeter wines. We love to visit wineries and share wine with friends. One thing we like to do is to find bottles that have pictures of birds on them. Over the years we've found a bunch of them. I've taken pictures of them and have posted 18 different labels on Flickr for your enjoyment.

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8 comments:

John said...

Where do you find these?

Patrick Belardo said...

Hey John, good question. I'll have to go back through and update the descriptions with where we got them. A lot of them were bought in the Finger Lakes in NY and are not available in NJ. Most of them say "Finger Lakes" on the label. The non-NY ones were all bought at local big liquor stores or wine shops.

Rick said...

Sure hope that Castellare label isn't meant as a serving suggestion.
Somewhere Alison and I have a bottle from an Okanagan, BC, vineyard named Burrowing Owl; if I remember right, the vineyard owners are working to reintroduce the species to their property.
Cool stuff, Patrick!
Rick

Patrick Belardo said...

Rick, we couldn't find any Corn Buntings, so we drank it with Lapland Longspurs. Tasty... and you can use their long hind toe to pick your teeth. :)

I found the Burrowing Owl winery online - http://www.bovwine.ca/ Awesome! I need to get a bottle of that.

Jennifer Hanson said...

Now I don't feel quite so bad about getting distracted by birds on the labels of wine bottles in the local stores devoted to Recreational Beverages...

I love the Snowy Owl label. Ravenswood and Rex Goliath are the two I'm familiar with from personal experience (and like quite a bit).

Oh, and welcome to Flickr. I've found it to be a huge (and hugely enjoyable) time sink. :)

Susan Gets Native said...

Huh. A snowy owl hunting grapes. You don't see that every day.

Dave said...

That's my favorite!

Patrick Belardo said...

The Snowy Owl is pretty awesome. They are all cool in their own way. I can't wait to seek out more.