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
We’re so excited to announce that Noontime Labels now offers custom printed roll labels! You can order your wine labels with the same beautiful designs, or your own artwork, now on handy printed rolls.
Custom Wine Labels Printed on a Roll
If you use a roll applicator to apply labels to your homemade wines, you’re going to want these. Custom printed roll labels are also perfect for small wineries or custom vintages. Whether you need 100 labels or 10,000, we can print any quantity for you.
Custom Wine Labels Printed on Rolls
With our new 4 color printing press, you’re now able to order nearly any size and shape you can dream up. Completely customize the look of your bottles with a label that’s unique to you and your wine. Continue reading
As hobby winemakers, our main goal is making wines we love to drink. But we also just entered some of our homemade wine in competition at the WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition.
Why would we want to go to the time and expense of entering a wine competition? There are a few reasons to consider it: Continue reading
We live in south Florida. It’s not exactly an area known for its local wine. We can pick all kinds of tropical fruits right out our front door, but vinifera grapes don’t grow this far south.
We’ve realized that doesn’t really matter, though. You can still get good local wine here.
We try to support local businesses when we can, and we love to go wine tasting. So recently we hit the road and set out on the Florida Wine Trail near St. Petersburg.
Okay, it’s not exactly an organized trail… But as you can see from this Florida Grape Growers Association map, 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
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
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 Sleeve
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.
Every November we look forward to the WineMaker Magazine Wine Label Contest winners being announced. That’s because every year we pick out some of our best labels and send them in, with our fingers crossed.
Since wine labels and graphic design are our business, we’re always excited to enter our personal favorites and to see how they fare.
But I have to tell you, we’re also a little nervous each year. After all, there are a lot of creative winemakers submitting their favorite designs, too. Will ours hold up to the competition?