Homemade Mango Champagne is a Success!

homemade mango champagneA few months ago we bottled our yearly batch of homemade mango wine, and this year we decided to get a little creative. We made a few bottles of sparkling wine, aka homemade mango champagne, since Mrs. Noontime loves a good champagne, or even a bad one. (Her words, not mine…)

We decided not to do the traditional method of disgorging and just threw yeast and sugar in the bottles (figuratively). We let the yeast do their thing, and will be careful of the sediment at the bottom of the bottle.
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R.I.P. Storm Elvin Thorgerson… and Thank You

Yesterday, iconic artist and designer Storm Elvin Thorgerson died.

You may not recognize his name, but if you have listened to any music since the late Sixties, you have probably encountered his work.

Storm was an integral part of the music industry. During his amazing 40 year career, he created many of the most memorable Rock & Roll album covers for Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and so many others.

Thank you, Storm, for creating the images and art that defined the music of my youth!220px-Dark_Side_of_the_Moon Led_Zeppelin_-_Houses_of_the_Holy peter

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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