Winter Wine & Beer Events

UPDATED November 14: We’ve put together a (partial) list of upcoming winter wine events and beer festivals and expos that are sure to appeal to home winemakers, beer brewers, and enthusiasts. With events all over the United States and Canada, you should be able to find an event to enjoy!

Please note, while we’ve done our best to ensure the accuracy of this list, events, dates, prices and venues are subject to change or cancellation. Please check the event’s website to confirm all details before you go.

Do you have an event you’d like us to add to this list? Let us know in the comments, or send us an email to info@NoontimeLabels.com. Be sure to include a link to the website or online announcement. Thanks!

NOVEMBER WINE AND BEER EVENTS & FESTIVALS 2018

Nov 14 – 16

2018 SommCon San Diego

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

SommCon® is an industry educational summit for those on their way to the prestigious and varied designation levels of sommelier or certified wine specialist, front-of-house staff looking to broaden their professional know-how, or self professed vinofiles with an amateur obsession.

SommCon

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Wine Tasting in Iowa

Earlier this month we traveled to the Grapevine Midwest Viniculture Expo in Davenport, Iowa. Attending the conference and trade show to promote our custom and personalized wine labels was our primary reason for the trip. However, we also took a little time to do something we enjoy: wine tasting in Iowa.

Any time we travel, we try to allow time to visit local wineries. We like to learn more about regional wine industries, discover grape varietals that we’ve never tasted, and see what winemakers are creating from the grapes available to them.

We’ve had the good fortune to travel to several wine regions in the United States where they are growing fruit other than what you might find in France or California. Something we’ve discovered is that no matter where we go, we’re able to find good local wines.

Our trip to Iowa wine country was no exception. The Iowa Wine Trail is filled with good quality, award-winning wines. Continue reading

Wine and Beer Festivals and Expos for Summer 2018

We’ve put together a (partial) list of upcoming summer wine and beer festivals and expos that are sure to appeal to home winemakers, beer brewers, and enthusiasts. With events all over the United States and Canada, you should be able to find an event to enjoy!

Please note, while we’ve done our best to ensure the accuracy of this list, events, dates, prices and venues are subject to change or cancellation. Please check the event’s website to confirm all details before you go.

Do you have an event you’d like us to add to this list? Let us know in the comments, or send us an email to CustomerService@NoontimeLabels.com. Be sure to include a link to the website or online announcement. Thanks!

JUNE WINE FESTIVALS 2018

Saturday, June 2

Cuisine on the Green Wine Festival

Cuisine on the Green Wine Festival 

Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Sample award-winning wines from New Jersey wineries, and enjoy live entertainment, food, and retail and craft vendors. Open 12pm to 5pm. Continue reading

2018 Home Winemaking Conference in San Diego California

We were happy sponsors of the WineMaker Magazine Home Winemaking Conference again this year. The 2018 conference was held May 17 to 20 in San Diego, CA. As you may remember, we now live on the West Coast. San Diego is practically our back yard, and we spend a lot of time in the area and have met a lot of home winemakers. It was especially enjoyable not to have to travel far.

Noontime Labels at Winemaking Conference

There were hundreds of winemakers there this year from all over North America. There were even winemakers from the Philippines who made the trek to California! We all were there with a primary purpose in mind: to learn to make better wine. Continue reading

Our Trip to the 2016 Home Winemaking Conference in California

We always enjoy our trips to the WineMaker Magazine Conference. This year, with the home winemaking conference in Santa Rosa, CA, we were excited to have a chance to explore more of California’s wine country. It was our first trip to the area. (Can you believe it?) We took a few extra days and spent some time in Napa, Suisun Valley, Lodi, and Sonoma. Of course, it wasn’t long enough to fully enjoy the area, but we did our best!

Wine Tasting in California

1992 & 2012 Cabs at Clos Duval Winery

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At the 2015 Home Winemaking Conference by WineMaker Magazine, Willamette Valley, OR

We had a wonderful time this year at WineMaker Magazine’s annual 2015 home winemaking conference. This May we traveled to Portland, OR, and got to experience the wonders of Willamette Valley.

As usual, the wine was exquisite, and we learned so many things. Not the least of which was how to properly pronounce Willamette … “It’s Will-AM-it, dammit!” Continue reading

Another Great 2014 Home Winemaking Conference

We had a great time at the WineMaker Magazine’s 2014 Home Winemaking Conference in Virginia! This year we went early and spent a few days touring wine country before the conference began. There are some amazing wines coming out of Virginia. Definitely an area worth checking out!

It was great to meet so many of our customers, and to see your labels on bottles. Thanks to everyone who came up to introduce yourself and show off your wine! We loved getting to know all of you.
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