Can Champagne Help Protect Your Memory?

Can Champagne help protect your memory? This is a scientific study I would love to volunteer for:

Have Scientists Found Another Reason to Love Champagne?

Researchers at Reading University in the UK have been feeding Champagne to some very lucky lab rats. They have discovered that the equivalent of three glasses of Champagne a week seems to boost the rats’ memories, and may even slow down or ward off dementia and Alzheimer’s.

So far they’ve only conducted lab tests, but they are planning to start human trials soon.

According to the article, they think it’s the phenolic acid found in red grape skins that is causing this beneficial side effect.
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Keep Your Cool With Water Resistant Custom Wine Labels

. Now that summer is here in all its glory, we’re all looking for ways to stay cool. For home winemakers and brewers, that means chilling our homemade wines and beers to enjoy with dinner and by the pool.water resistant custom wine labelsA cold homemade beverage shared at a barbecue or picnic tastes great in the heat, but condensation can ruin your label. If you printed your wine label at home, it could streak and run when damp, creating an unsightly mess.

Water Resistant Custom Wine Labels

But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can avoid streaks and smears and always have beautiful bottles with water resistant custom wine labels. All personalized wine labels you order from Noontime Labels are water resistant. They won’t smear or run going when you grab one from the refrigerator or cooler.
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What Do You Think of Interactive Beer Bottles?

Since my business is printing custom wine labels and beer labels for home winemakers and brewers, I spend a lot of time looking at commercial labels. This has led me to pay attention to the bottles themselves, as well as the rest of the packaging that beverages come in.

I guess you could say I’m a bit of a packaging geek.

That’s why I was intrigued when I saw the announcement of the new Heineken Ignite interactive beer bottles.

You read that correctly: Heineken has a new beer bottle that interacts with you. Well…that’s how they describe it. I’d say it’s a neat little promotional gimmick if you happen to be drinking one in a dark room.
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New Custom Wine Labels – Flapper Wines

. Flapper Custom Wine LabelsIntroducing Flapper Wines, one of the newest custom wine labels in the Noontime Labels gallery! (Note, this design is temporarily unavailable on our website. Please contact us if you’d like to order the Flapper Custom Wine Label.

Flapper Wines gives a nod to the Roaring Twenties and the days of Prohibition and speakeasies. This Art Deco inspired label is sophisticated and fun. This is the perfect personalized label to adorn your homemade wines at your next cocktail party or intimate dinner party.

This label is 3.3 inches by 4 inches, and is perfect for nearly any wine bottle. The pressure sensitive adhesive allows you to easily peel and stick them on your bottles. And with the removable adhesive, you can take them off easily, as well.
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Why Put a Custom Wine Label on Your Homemade Wine?

Why put a custom wine label on your homemade wine? To avoid mystery wine, of course!

When I first started making homemade wine several years ago, I didn’t think much about labeling my bottles. After all, I had 30 bottles of Zinfandel… how hard can it be to remember that?

Even after I made my second batch of wine and had 30 bottles of Valpolicella in addition to 20 or so bottles of Zin, I still didn’t worry about it. But once I bottled my third batch, a mixed fruit wine, it became a little harder to keep track of each bottle.
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Bottling Homemade Wine at Noontime Labels

Fun times this weekend! We set aside a day for bottling homemade wine. With five different wines ready to be bottled, we had a lot of work to do. So we rolled up our sleeves and got down to business.

bottling homemade wine

recycled wine bottles

After several hours of hard work bottling homemade wine – and a lot of tasting – we ended up with:

29 bottles of Pinot Noir
19 bottles of Mango
15 bottles of Zinfandel
4 bottles of faux Sherry
(these were all still wines)

We also have 5 bottles of Mango sparkling wine.

homemade zinfandel wineThe Pinot Noir and Zinfandel were kits. I still have 3 gallons of the Zinfandel bulk aging in a carboy. I’m thinking about blending it with another red, while Mrs. Noontime is lobbying to make it into Port. I have to admit, that sounds like a good idea, too.
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Ideas to Recycle Wine Bottles

recycle wine bottlesIt’s easy for me to recycle wine bottles. My wife (Mrs. Noontime) and I simply refill our bottles with more homemade wine. We always tend to be a little short on bottles somehow… maybe because we give away a lot of wine. Always with a custom label, of course.

We were bottling a few months ago, and ran short on empty wine bottles. We had to resort to asking friends to save their empties for us, and we even ended up (gasp!) buying bottles. Oh, the horror!
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Personalized Wine Labels on Your Homemade Wine Gifts

personalized wine labelsAs a home winemaker, you put a lot of yourself into each wine that you make. So when it’s time to choose a gift for someone special, a bottle of homemade wine – with personalized wine labels – makes a great gift to give to a family member or friend.

How much effort do you put into the presentation of your gift? Do you take time to create a special label for each bottle of wine that you give away, or do you simply use a sticker to mark the varietal and year?
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