Wine and Beer Festivals for Summer 2018 – UPDATED

UPDATED JULY 2018: We’ve put together a (partial) list of upcoming summer wine 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 CustomerService@NoontimeLabels.com. Be sure to include a link to the website or online announcement. Thanks!

JULY WINE AND BEER FESTIVALS 2018

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Wine Tasting in Iowa

Earlier this month we traveled to the Grapevine Midwest Viniculture Expo in Davenport, Iowa. Attending the conference and trade show to promote our custom and personalized wine labels was our primary reason for the trip. However, we also took a little time to do something we enjoy: wine tasting in Iowa.

Any time we travel, we try to allow time to visit local wineries. We like to learn more about regional wine industries, discover grape varietals that we’ve never tasted, and see what winemakers are creating from the grapes available to them.

We’ve had the good fortune to travel to several wine regions in the United States where they are growing fruit other than what you might find in France or California. Something we’ve discovered is that no matter where we go, we’re able to find good local wines.

Our trip to Iowa wine country was no exception. The Iowa Wine Trail is filled with good quality, award-winning wines. Continue reading

Wine and Beer Festivals and Expos for Summer 2018

We’ve put together a (partial) list of upcoming summer wine 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 CustomerService@NoontimeLabels.com. Be sure to include a link to the website or online announcement. Thanks!

JUNE WINE FESTIVALS 2018

Saturday, June 2

Cuisine on the Green Wine Festival

Cuisine on the Green Wine Festival 

Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Sample award-winning wines from New Jersey wineries, and enjoy live entertainment, food, and retail and craft vendors. Open 12pm to 5pm. Continue reading

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

Tasting Wine and Mead in Savannah, Georgia

We have one thing on our mind when we travel: where’s the wine? Okay, maybe our trips are about more than that. But we do look around to see what’s happening with wine wherever we are. So it’s little surprise that we were tasting wine and mead in Savannah, GA.

Have you ever been to Savannah? If you have, you’ve probably explored the historic River Street. The Savannah Bee Company has a store right there along the river. It’s a lovely place to stop in and take a break from the humidity, as well as try some of their honey products.

And one of their premier products is mead!

tasting mead

We had a lovely time tasting wine and mead, as well as the other honey available in the store. It’s a nice break from your shopping or as an after-meal treat. And the employees were very enthusiastic about bees, honey, mead, and other bee products.
tasting mead and wine

tasting wine and mead

It’s no wonder bees do well in Savannah. There were flowers, trees and shrubs everywhere, as well as ideal weather. As a result, the bees have plenty of food to choose from! It’s great that someone decided to make mead from the local honey. As more people discover the wonders of mead, there’ll be more action to help preserve bee habitats.

Savannah Georgia

The next time you’re in Savannah, be sure to go to the Savannah Bee Company. Enjoy tasting wine and mead as you wander the historic city.

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Custom Printed Roll Labels Now Available

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 Printed Roll Labels

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