Holiday Gifts for Home Winemakers – 2014 Edition

Wondering what to get the home winemaker on your gift list? Trying to drop hints about what you’d like to receive? Either way, we’re here to help! We’ve put together a holiday gift guide of ideas for useful (and unusual) gifts for the winemakers and wine lovers on your list.

Rapid Ice Cooler Sleeve Wine

Check out some of the items we found:

Rapid Ice Cooler Sleeve – Mrs. Noontime got me one of these a couple of years ago, and I use it all the time! It’s simple, just store the sleeve in the freezer and pull it out when you need it. It’s perfect for keeping a chilled white wine cool while you savor it. It also helps quick chill wine when you want to pop open a bottle but forgot to stash it in the fridge to chill first. This is the sleeve I haveand there are several other options available at Amazon.com.
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Retro Custom Wine Labels

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 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.

One of our favorites is the Dapper label. This is a larger version of our popular Flapper label, and recalls the days of Prohibition, speakeasies, and young ladies dancing the Charleston.Dapper Personalized Wine Label
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3 New Custom Wine Labels for Spring

I know spring isn’t here until next week, but we’re all ready for winter to be over, right?

That’s why I couldn’t wait to introduce our latest custom wine labels, designed to get you in the mood for spring!

The first two are inspired by the delicate flowers that appear each year after the snow melts and the air begins to warm. Here they are: Springtime and Forget Me Nots!

Springtime

Springtime Wines Custom Wine Label

Springtime Wine Label

Forget Me Nots

Forget Me Nots personalized wine label

Forget Me Nots Wine Label


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This Week in Wine News

There’s been a lot going on in the world of wine, beer, and spirits lately! Here’s what we’re reading this week:Homemade Wine

Since you’re reading this blog, you probably already make homemade wine. This machine, which makes one bottle of wine at a time, isn’t aimed at us. But although it is a ridiculous idea, I’d love to try some wine made from it just out of curiosity. I think it would be a miracle if I enjoyed it. Make Wine at Home with the Miracle Machine
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Boo! Custom Halloween Wine Labels are Here

Can you believe Halloween is just two weeks away? Don’t worry, though. You still have time to order custom wine labels for your bottles of homemade Halloween wine and brew.

We’ve added several new Halloween label designs to our label gallery. Check out three of our new label templates:

Halloween Custom Wine Labels

You can find more Halloween wine labels to choose from at our label gallery.

To make sure you receive your labels by Halloween, simply place your order by October 26. We’ll print your personalized wine labels and ship them to you right away, so you’ll have them by October 31.
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What Should You Name Your Homemade Wine?

Home winemakers have a great number of references to turn to when they have a question about making wine. Between books, the internet, magazines, and winemaking groups, there’s a lot of information available. But there is one question that is hard to get a good answer for:

“What should I name my wine?”

The best answer I’ve seen so far? “It depends.”

What goes into naming a wine? A lot, really. The name of your wine can convey the personality of your wine, and of you, the winemaker. Depending on what you choose, you can set a tone for your wine and how others perceive it, and characterize it as simple, sophisticated, or even silly.
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When Bad Things Happen to Good Wine Bottles

I have a pretty sunny disposition. In fact, 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:
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Keep Your Cool With Water Resistant Custom Wine Labels

Now that summer is here in all its glory, we’re all looking for ways to stay cool. For home winemakers and brewers, that means chilling our homemade wines and beers to enjoy with dinner and by the pool.custom wine label at picnic

A cold homemade beverage shared at a barbecue or picnic tastes great in the heat, but condensation can ruin your label. If you printed your wine label at home, it could streak and run when damp, creating an unsightly mess.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can avoid streaks and smears and always have beautiful bottles when you order your personalized wine labels from Noontime Labels. All of our custom labels are water resistant and won’t smear or run going when you grab one from the refrigerator or cooler.
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