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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Custom Wine Labels on Sale at Noontime Labels

Homewinemakers, it’s a good time to order custom wine labels for your naked bottles. Now through Monday, May 7, 2018, save 10% off of any of our personalized labels ordered online.

Click here to visit our Label Gallery to order today!

Choose from a wide variety of designs and easily personalized templates. Get the look of a completely unique wine bottle without paying high prices for custom design work! You can indulge your artistic side with a selection of vibrant, colorful labels. Whether you’re looking for fun, serious, bold, classic, or something unique, we have a label for you. Continue reading

Holiday Gifts for Home Winemakers – 2014 Edition

Wondering what to get the home winemaker on your gift list? Trying to drop hints about what you’d like to receive? Either way, we’re here to help! We’ve put together a guide of ideas for useful (and unusual) holiday gifts for home winemakers and wine lovers on your list.

Check out some of the items we found:

Rapid Ice Cooler SleeveRapid Ice Cooler Sleeve Wine - Holiday Gifts for Home Winemakers

Mrs. Noontime got me one of these a couple of years ago, and I use it all the time! It’s simple, just store the sleeve in the freezer and pull it out when you need it. It’s perfect for keeping a chilled white wine cool while you savor it. It also helps quick chill wine when you want to pop open a bottle but forgot to stash it in the fridge to chill first. This is the sleeve I have and there are several other options available at Amazon.com.
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Retro Custom Wine Labels Ready for You to Customize

If you wait long enough, what was old will become new again. It was true for miniskirts, platform shoes, and skinny jeans. It’s also true for these retro custom wine labels.

We’ve noticed a trend in retro-looking wine labels lately on the wines we buy in the store. What’s fun is that they fit right in with today’s bright, colorful, creative labels! To honor this design trend, we’ve created several retro custom bottle labels and recently added them to our website.

Dapper Custom Wine Label Design

One of our favorites is the Dapper label. This custom wine label recalls the days of Prohibition, speakeasies, and young ladies dancing the Charleston. Note: this wine label is only available in 3 inch by 5 inch size.Retro Custom Wine Labels
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3 New Springtime Custom Labels for Homemade Wine

I know spring isn’t here until next week, but we’re all ready for winter to be over, right? That’s why I couldn’t wait to introduce these springtime custom labels for homemade wine, designed to get you in the mood for spring!

The first two wine label designs are inspired by the delicate flowers that appear each year after the snow melts and the air begins to warm. We’ve named them Springtime Red and Springtime White, and we know you’ll love them!

Springtime Red

Springtime Wines Custom Wine Label

Springtime Red Custom Label

Springtime White

Custom Labels for Homemade Wine

Springtime White Custom Label

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Home Winemaking News this Week

There’s been a lot going on in the world of wine, beer, and spirits lately! Here’s what we’re reading in home winemaking news this week:Homemade Wine

Since you’re reading this blog, you probably already make homemade wine. This machine, which makes one bottle of wine at a time, isn’t aimed at us. But although it is a ridiculous idea, I’d love to try some wine made from it just out of curiosity. I think it would be a miracle if I enjoyed it. Make Wine at Home with the Miracle Machine
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Boo! Custom Halloween Wine Labels are Here

Can you believe Halloween is just two weeks away? Don’t worry, though. You still have time to order custom Halloween wine labels for your bottles of homemade wine and brew. Your bottles will be the hit of your Halloween bash, and adult “trick-or-treaters” will love them as gifts.

We’ve added several new custom Halloween wine labels to our designs. Check out three of our popular label templates:

Custom Halloween Wine LabelsYou can find more custom Halloween wine labels to choose from at our label gallery.

To make sure you receive your labels by Halloween, simply place your order by October 26. We’ll print your personalized wine labels and ship them to you right away, so you’ll have them by October 31.
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How to Name Homemade Wine

Home winemakers have a great number of references to turn to when they have a question about making wine. Between books, the internet, magazines, and winemaking groups, there’s a lot of information available. But one thing they never tell you is how to name homemade wine.

In fact, we hear that a lot from other winemakers. “What should I name my wine?”

The best answer I’ve seen so far? “It depends.”

There are a lot of considerations in how to name homemade wine. The name of your wine can convey the personality of your wine, and of you, the winemaker. Depending on what you choose, you can set a tone for your wine and how others perceive it, and characterize it as simple, sophisticated, or even silly.
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