There isn’t much I haven’t designed for Billy’s Best Bottles – books, websites, graphics for a travelling ‘wine school’ bus, buttons, an online flash game, seminars, powerpoint shows, banners, postcards, t-shirts – you name it!
Working with wine educator and author Billy Munnelly for the past 15 years has sparked a great deal of collaboration and creativity. From 2000 to 2004 I produced and designed his 40 page booklet, Billy’s Best Bottles Wineletter, which was mailed to subscribers 6 times a year. From 2000 to 2012 I designed his annual 240 page wine book – Billy’s Best Bottles Wines – which was Canada’s number one selling wine book.
Billy is a creative ‘out of the box’ thinker – and it has been exciting and challenging to work on his innovative systems for simplifying wine. We co-created an online flash game called the Wine Dating game, and in collaboration we launched two iphones apps – one of first ‘Wine Apps’ in Canada.
Presently Billy and I co-lead tours to Ireland, Italy and Lisbon – as well as annual 'County Wine Camps'. It's a great fit for both our skills, we love the people we meet, and are probably having waaaay too much fun!
Long live Billy’s Best Bottles! I’ll drink to that.