CULTURE

Judge a Gift by Its Label: 7 Designer Wines That Will Impress Even the Pickiest Hostess

Photo by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful.

When it comes to wine, we expect to find artistry in the juice itself. But the label of a wine bottle is the first thing you see before you even get to taste or smell it, so why shouldn’t it be impressive? Forget the age old adage of ‘not judging a book (or wine) by its cover’ and bring something with designer flare to the table this holiday season. These limited-edition labels, with designs by the likes of Andy Warhol, Philippe Starck, Michael Riedel, and more, are works of art on their own. Pick up one of these designer wines to bring to your next holiday party and no doubt, they’ll impress the hostess and make for great dinner party conversation.

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Photo by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful.
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Dom Perignon x Michael Riedel Limited Edition bottle, $199.99, melandrose.com.
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Chateau Mouton Rothschild (by artists Jeff Koons, Anish Kapoor, Lucian Freud, and more), prices vary, visit chateau-mouton-rothschild.com.
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Andy Warhol by Cuvaison Collection box set, $250, shop.cuvaisonestatewines.com.
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Chandon x Rebecca Minkoff limited edition holiday 2016 white, $24, chandon.com.
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Nomad first edition rosé (art by Australian artist Kareena Zerefos), $5.50 each, nomadwine.co.
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Louis Roederer by Philippe Starck Brut Nature 2009, $89, louis-roederer.com.
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Baja East x Winc 2015 Red Blend, $20, winc.com.