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Fizz of the future

It’s practical. It’s elegant. And it’s 100% biodegradable. French designer Cedric Ragot has created groundbreaking packaging for Veuve Clicquot that ticks all the boxes.

Made of a bio-based material derived from potato starch, this innovative design is not only strong and light, it also keeps your bottle of champagne chilled for up to two hours. And, unlike most clunky booze boxes, this one has a nifty handle to make it easy to carry. Surely that’s worth celebrating?

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Quaffing Gravy

Behold, another new beer is born. Created by two friends, UK craft beer brand Quaffing Gravy is described an ‘easy-drinking pale ale’ with a ‘more hoppy flavour’.

Its logo was hand-drawn by a tattoo artist, and the labels have been screen-printed directly onto the bottles. The result? A beer founders Ben and Narra hope will look just as good on the dinner table as it will behind the bar.

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The sound of beer

Everyone loves the sound of wine glugging from the bottle. But now, beer has a soundtrack all of its own. As part of Beck’s Record Label Project, the Kiwi firm Gyro Constructivists set out to create the first ‘playable’ beer bottle. (Nice one Bobby!)

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Have you beer and eat it

Sankt Gallen, a brewery located in the Kanagawa region of Japan, has unveiled a unique way to enjoy their famous malt beverage: with an edible glass. The brewery has recently gained notoriety for their chocolate beers, notably their imperial Chocolate Stout: an ultra-dark beer that lists “chocolate malt’ amongst its ingredients. Indulgent, yes, but definitely delicious!

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Absinthe-style

Spirits distiller Pernod and music/fashion label Kitsuné are collaborating on a series of products that span both brands’ expertise. The French companies have collaborated to create a bottle design for Pernod Absinthe, and a collection of similarly branded apparel and accessories.

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Drink up, listen up

Is it beer marketing music or music marketing beer? Professor Green is releasing not only his latest single but also a beer called Remedy, crafted in conjunction with Signature Brew (cheers Elliot).

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A fishy tale

Veuve Clicquot has released a limited edition of its famous Brut Yellow Label in a bright-coloured sardine tin. The sardine reference has a long history of association with the champagne label.

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Barriers to love

Guarana Antartica, the most famous guarana-based drink in Brazil, has created a social app that allows users to help friends who are struggling to get over ex-lovers. (Thanks Charlotte, Singapore).

 

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A corking idea

The highlight of Hong Kong wine store and bar, Amo Eno, is a touchscreen table, which the store’s connoisseur customers can use to explore flavour profiles, compare grape varieties and contrast regions. The table is available by appointment for the bar’s card-carrying members. By swiping their membership card over the table, they can not only buy wines but also post their favourites to Facebook.

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Tweet-a-beer

Buying someone a drink in person is nice, but buying someone a drink via Twitter is, well, unusual. (Thanks, Zoe.)

Online networking app Tweet-A-Beer hopes to change that and make paying for other Twitter users’ drinks more of a habit.

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