If you were to drive your car across New Zealand, along the way sporadically visiting small towns with populations rarely exceeding 87 people, you’d encounter an assortment of experiences that vary as much as the topographical makeup of our two islands. But no matter how different each of these pitstops might be, one thing that you will almost invariably see wherever you go is Coca-Cola bottle. And this year, one of the most ubiquitous brands in Kiwi consciousness celebrates the 100th anniversary of its easily recognisable bottle.
Given that most of us are ill-equipped to taste the intricacies that go into a sip of wine, US-based Union Wine Company has decided to mock the wine snobs that turn their noses up at anything that doesn’t come out of the finest bottle. Over the course of four spots, a variety of characters share their largely vacuous insights, littered with sommelier vernacular, on the drink they are holding. Although some of the spots do tend to be a bit long-winded, they serve as a great reminder as to why we should always be suspicious in the company of people who use the words ‘notes’ or ‘tones’ to describe anything other than music.