There are many different wine label sizes available to winemakers. When making DIY wine labels, you may think that designing your label first and then putting them on your bottles makes sense. But remember this: Size matters! Well, wine label size, that is.
Wine Bottle Parts
Wine bottles can have vastly different body sizes. The body is the flat part between the heel and the shoulder where you adhere the label. Unless you have a label shape that is specifically designed to work on a curved surface, the flat wall of the body is the only place your label should go.
Best Wine Label Sizes
What’s the best wine label size for your bottle? The one that Continue reading
We’re pretty excited here at Noontime Labels. We love autumn, with the cooler weather that says winter is coming. And we have some big plans in the works for next year, so we’re excited about that. But before we get ahead of ourselves, we wanted to show off our featured custom wine label design, perfect for your homemade wines: Continue reading
Most commercial bottles of wine have both a front and a back label. This works for home winemakers, too. You have an opportunity to show off your artwork, design, and branding on the front label. The back label for homemade wine will give the drinker some more information about your wine. You can even also tell a story, to help the drinker better enjoy their experience.
Yet many home winemakers don’t put a back label on their wine. I’ve asked several winemaking friends, and I discovered one of the top reasons why they don’t use a back label is they just don’t know what to say.
You know that I am all in favor of labeling your wine. I’ve talked many times about how personalized wine labels will make your wines more enjoyable. In fact, my opinion is custom wine labels enhance wine.
But don’t just take my word for it. Listen to Science! I recently read a couple of scientific studies that back up the fact that beautiful wine labels make better wine. Here they are:
In one study, wine drinkers were given a mid-range bottle of wine that was labeled as table wine. Later they were given the same wine, but this time it was labeled as Grand Cru.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Introducing our Custom Wine Label of the Week, Monterey Merlot! Pictured here on a bottle of our homemade Pinot Noir.This 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. Continue reading