Noontime Labels’ Homemade Mango Wine

We don’t grow grapes here in southern Florida, so we make wine with what we have.  One of our favorites is our homemade mango wine from fruit that grows in our neighborhood. Our neighbors have huge trees that produce abundant crops most years, and they are always happy to share with us. mango wine fermenting

In 2012 we made five gallons of mango wine that we’re now enjoying. We also made our first bottles of sparkling wine out of that batch. We just finished off the last bottle of sparkling mango wine, and were very sad to see it go.homemade mango wine
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6 Surprising Wine Facts

Wine may be a complex topic, but home winemakers are pretty knowledgeable when it comes to fermented grapes. And we always love to learn more. That’s why we wanted to share these 6 surprising wine facts with you. Enjoy!

1.  Most wines are not made for aging. The majority of wine is put on the shelves to be bought and enjoyed within a short period of time…probably best within 2 years of purchase. It’s estimated that only about 10% of red wines and 5% of white wines have the potential to improve when aged more than 5 years. Due to complex chemical reactions that occur over time, few wines will improve with age… and only when properly stored.
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Another Great 2014 Home Winemaking Conference

We had a great time at the WineMaker Magazine’s 2014 Home Winemaking 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 2014 Home Winemaking Conference

The Winemaker Magazine’s 2014 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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How to Make Champagne Wedding Favors with Custom Labels

Want to make a statement at your wedding reception, without going overboard on your budget? Try champagne wedding favors!

Here’s an easy, economical way to make your own mini champagne wedding favors or party favors using personalized wine labels and mini champagne bottles. One of a kind and elegant, your guests will love them!

Wedding Wine Bottle Label - Champagne Wedding Favors

Wedding Wine Favor

Supplies Needed

All you’ll need are mini champagne bottles for each guest, and custom wine labels for the bottles. In the photo above, we used a 187 ml bottle of sparkling wine. You can buy mini champagne bottles by the case at your local wine retailer. (Don’t forget to get a few extras!)

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Retro Custom Wine Labels Ready for You to Customize

If you wait long enough, what was old will become new again. It was true for miniskirts, platform shoes, and skinny jeans. It’s also true for these retro custom wine labels.

We’ve noticed a trend in retro-looking wine labels lately on the wines we buy in the store. What’s fun is that they fit right in with today’s bright, colorful, creative labels! To honor this design trend, we’ve created several retro custom bottle labels and recently added them to our website.

Dapper Custom Wine Label Design

One of our favorites is the Dapper label. This custom wine label recalls the days of Prohibition, speakeasies, and young ladies dancing the Charleston. Note: this wine label is only available in 3 inch by 5 inch size.Retro Custom Wine Labels
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Finger Lakes Wine Country Declared a Disaster Area

Tragic news for the US wine industry: Due to the cold weather and bud damage in the vineyards, the Finger Lakes Wine Country in New York has been declared a disaster area.

Here’s the full story: Finger Lakes wine country declared a disaster zone

Finger Lakes Wine Country

photo courtesy Wine-Searcher

Some wineries in the area are reporting up to 100% of their vines were damaged. It will be a while before they know how much damage the vines actually sustained, but they it’s going to be severe. This will undoubtedly mean lower yields in Finger Lakes wineries this year.
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