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

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

How to Design Professional Looking Wine Labels Using Color

One of the most common questions I get is about how to design professional looking wine labels. It doesn’t matter whether you are a home winemaker or a commercial winery — you want your label to look good and to enhance your bottle. And I believe all wine deserves a high quality label!

So, to help with that, I’m sharing some tips on how to design a label fit for your finest bottle of wine. That way you can have professional looking wine labels on your bottles, without spending a fortune.

This post will focus on how to use color like a pro in your wine label designs.

Now, you may not think your choice of color is as important as, say, the images you use in your design, or even the text on your label. But your choice of colors can send a message – subtle, or not-so-subtle – about your wine’s taste and characteristics. Using color in your wine label is a simple way to make your wine stand out … and can even help others enjoy your wine more. Continue reading

Announcing the Winners of the Name That Label Contest!

We’d like to send a big THANK YOU to everyone who entered our Name That Label contest!

We asked for your help, and you came through for us. We couldn’t believe the number of responses we received. You did an incredible job coming up with hundreds of unique label names!

There were so many wonderful entries to choose from, it was hard to pick just one winner. But eventually, after a lot of consideration, we came up with the one that we thought best fit this custom wine label. And here it is:
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Custom Wine Label of the Week – Optimus Rex

This week we are spotlighting a label that has been extremely popular in the short time it’s been in the gallery. The Custom Wine Label of the Week is Optimus Rex, shown here on a bottle of Noontime Labels homemade Old Vine Zinfandel.Custom Wine Label Optimus Rex

This big, bold label is patterned after classic French Merlot wine labels. It will easily stand up to your biggest red wines. It is a generous 4 inches wide by 6 inches tall, has permanent adhesive, and will make a huge statement on your Bordeaux style bottles.
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Custom Wine Label of the Week – Monterey Merlot

Introducing our Custom Wine Label of the Week, Monterey Merlot! Pictured here on a bottle of our homemade Pinot Noir.Custom Wine Label Monterey MerlotThis custom wine label was inspired by a recent trip to the Monterey Aquarium in Monterey, CA. The artwork comes from one of many photos in the Aquarium’s jellyfish exhibit. As I marveled at these beautiful, serene sea creatures and the amazing variety of species, I knew they would be featured on a wine label design somehow.Custom Wine Label Template Monterey Merlot Continue reading

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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Custom Wine Label of the Week – Blue Wave

Introducing our Custom Wine Label of the Week: Blue Wave!Custom Wine Label Blue WaveThis classy label is designed to showcase your own photo. You can upload your own image, giving you the opportunity to have a truly custom label. This one-of-a-kind, personalized label is perfect for many different occasions:

Wedding or Engagement Wine Labels – Use a photo of the happy couple in order to create personalized labels to celebrate your engagement or wedding. A bottle of homemade wine sporting a custom wine label makes a great party favor, too.
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