Wine ‘handbags’ go on sale in UK

Swedish company Vernissage has started selling its boxed wines shaped to look like designer handbags in the UK due to unprecedented consumer demand.

Vernissage's wine handbags have gone on sale in the UK due to consumer demand

Vernissage’s wine ‘handbags’ have gone on sale in the UK due to consumer demand

Keen to appeal to fashion savvy consumers, last year Vernissage released the chic trio in the US and a number of European countries, overlooking the UK.

But due to repeated requests from British consumers, the wines are now available to buy in the UK through The Exceptional Wine Company.

Created by Stockholm-based graphic designer Sofia Blomberg, the “Bag-in-Bag” wines are made at the Nordic Sea Winery in Sweden run by Takis Soldatos.

Comprising a Chardonnay/Viognier blend, a Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, and a Syrah rosé, the range is made from grapes grown in the Languedoc.

The wines are packaged in a handbag corresponding to their colour – white, black and pink, finished with a black cord handle and a pop-out spout at one end.

Developed by Blomberg to make the wine inside easy to carry, the 1.5-litre handbags, priced at £25.99 each, are designed to be enjoyed on-the-go.

Vernissage developed the female-friendly brand in a bid to sex up boxed wine’s unfashionable image.

One Response to “Wine ‘handbags’ go on sale in UK”

  1. Now available from Smoithfield Wine in Manchester.

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