By some reports there are over two million people that make their own wine and beer at home in the United States. The popularity of boutique wines and craft beers is exploding as well.
Since the entertainment industry makes their money by keeping up with what’s popular in our culture, it’s no surprise that they are going to try to capitalize on our interest in craft beer and small wineries.
We recently read about a TV sitcom in production that is based on Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and owners Sam and Mariah Calgione. And really, we’re not surprised. The folks at Dogfish Head are pretty interesting, and their story could make a pretty good TV show.
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.
The next time you’re having a bad day, just remember: it could be worse.You could have just lost some perfectly good wine bottles in a tragic accident.
Overall, I have a pretty sunny disposition. Most of the time I’m downright happy. Why wouldn’t I be? Life is good!
But I have bad moods, too. Sometimes it just takes a little thing to trigger it. The computer that won’t boot up, a stain on my favorite shirt, or a traffic jam when I’m running late can cause a perfectly good day to go bad.
Times like these, when things start going wrong, I find it helps to remember that things can always be worse. Like it was for these people:
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