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!
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 →
We had so many photos to share from our trip to Virginia and the 2014 WineMaker Magazine Conference, we decided to give them their own post. Click on each image to see it full-size. Enjoy! For more photos from the … Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
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! Continue reading →
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.
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.