Our Trip to the 2016 Home Winemaking Conference in California

We always enjoy our trips to the WineMaker Magazine Conference. This year, with the conference in Santa Rosa, CA, we were excited to have a chance to explore more of California’s wine country. It was our first trip to the area. (Can you believe it?) We took a few extra days and spent some time in Napa, Suisun Valley, Lodi, and Sonoma. Of course, it wasn’t long enough to fully enjoy the area, but we did our best!

Wine Tasting in California

1992 & 2012 Cabs at Clos Duval Winery

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At the 2015 WineMaker Magazine Conference, Willamette Valley, OR

We have a wonderful time every year at WineMaker Magazine’s annual home winemaking conference, and this year was no exception. 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

Another Great Home Winemaking Conference

We had a great time at the 2014 WineMaker Magazine Conference in Virginia! This year we went early and spent a few days touring wine country before the conference began. There are some amazing wines coming out of Virginia. Definitely an area worth checking out!

It was great to meet so many of our customers, and to see your labels on bottles. Thanks to everyone who came up to introduce yourself and show off your wine! We loved getting to know all of you.
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Ready for the Home Winemaking Conference

The Winemaker Magazine Home Winemaking Conference is next week, and I’m pretty excited about it! Mrs. Noontime and I will be in Virginia this year to attend. It’s the third year Noontime Labels has sponsored, and we are proud to be a part of it.

We’re looking forward to connecting with our customers, other winemakers, and show off some of our custom wine labels. We also can’t wait to meet new friends and reconnect with old ones, as well as learn some techniques to make better wine at home. And of course, it’s always a lot of fun to sample everyone’s wines!
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Noontime Labels at the WineMaker Magazine Conference, Part 2

The last we spoke, Mrs. Noontime and I were at the 2013 WineMaker Magazine Conference in Monterey, CA. The second day of the conference was just as jam-packed as the first.

We got to spend a lot of time with friends, old and new, in the exhibit area. Thanks to all who stopped by the Noontime Labels booth! We enjoyed talking with everyone!

Noontime Labels Custom Wine Labels

Thanks to Brad Ring for the photo!

At lunch, we got to listen to a panel of columnists from WineMaker Magazine fielding questions from the audience.home winemaker panelists
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Noontime Labels at the WineMaker Magazine Conference

Sorry to interrupt your regularly scheduled blog post this week, but we’ve been busy at the WineMaker Magazine Conference in Monterey, CA, May 17 and 18, 2013.wine labels at home winemaker conference

Yesterday was an amazing day, with classes on a variety of home winemaking topics. Some of the courses offered were: Wine Kit Blending, Reducing Sulfites, 5 Keys to Great Fermentation, Minimalist Winemaking, and Fixing and Preventing Common Winemaking Problems.

At lunch, we were treated to a keynote address from the Wine Wizard herself, Alison Crowe. She shared winemaking wiz-dom and encouraged us to make wine we enjoy.Wine Wizard Allison Crowe home winemaker conference

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