pop art wineFitting in nicely with the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition at the Tate Modern, Spain’s Crash Wines have come out with a pop-art packaged range of premium quality wines from Extremadura.

It's a nice change to see a fun whine bottled design without that meaning the wine will be a bit shit.

Crash Wines take their name from the fact that the brand was born and launched just after the economic crash struck, the wine label is already gathering a cult following around the world, not just for its eye-catching Lichtenstein pop-art inspired labels produced by leading Spanish pop art illustrator Alvaro Ortega but for offering unique, accessible, high-quality wines.

Produced by the Crash winery which is part of the Pago los Balancines Group, the winery is situated in the Ribera de Guadiana (DO) area of Extremadura in south-west Spain.  A unique place to grow grapes, it is nestled between two mountains at an altitude of 450 metres making the area the perfect location to cultivate the eclectic mix of well-known Spanish grape varietals and regional specialities used in the wines. Working in a sustainable way to benefit the environment and the local community, the Crash winery has a commitment to quality and only uses the best organic grapes, all of which are hand-picked and then expertly blended.

The Crash Wines’ range consists of the “fresh and flavoursome” Crash White (Beba, Verdejo and Macabeo blend); the “vibrant and fruity” Crash Pink (Garnacha Negra, Cabernet Sauvignon blend); and the “smooth, warming and aromatic” Crash Red (Tempranillo, Syrah, Grenache, Garnacha Tintorera blend).  Available at www.vi-vino.co.uk, good independent wine merchants and selected bars, pubs and restaurants throughout the UK.