Niche Import Co. launched its Affentaler Dry Riesling in a vibrant blue glass bottle, topped with a blue closure. The glass features the brand’s signature monkey embossed into the front, “hugging” the bottle. According to the company, the original monkey bottle has been a brand symbol of the Affental Viticultural Cooperative since 1949. Since that time, the bottle with the monkey has reached cult status among many German wine lovers, the company says.
January 16, 2012