Rethinking the classic champagne bottle

Thought this champagne bottle was pretty swish?

Well, it's hard to compete with the French when it comes to avant-garde.

Zarb (slang for 'bizarre') has been in the champagne business for hundreds of years, and recently commissioned artists to push the textural and material envelope on a limited edition range. 

Probably creepiest of all are the Skin varieties - the name says it all.

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