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 →
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.
Most commercial bottles of wine have both a front and a back label. Two labels on your homemade wine gives you an opportunity to show off your artwork and design on the front, while using the back label to give the drinker some more information about your wine.
Yet many home winemakers don’t put a back label on their wine. After speaking with several people, I’ve discovered one of the top reasons why they don’t use a back label is they just don’t know what to say. Continue reading →
You see, I spend a lot of time thinking about labels, and how custom labels will look on wine bottles of different sizes.
A while back, I made a cheat sheet for bottle sizes. This makes it easy for me to answer customer questions about their wine bottles and the appropriate label size.
It’s been so helpful to me that I decided to make it look nice and share it with you.
This chart has standard bottle sizes, and how much flat space is available for the label on each one. *Please note, bottles may vary in actual size. This chart is a guideline of common sizes. Always measure your wine bottles to be sure.* Continue reading →
What’s the best, most efficient and economical way to store homemade wine? That’s been a big question in the Noontime household lately.
If you’re like us, you’ve found that home winemaking leads to having lots of wine to store. We recently stepped up our winemaking production so we could set aside some bottles to age. And we discovered our existing hodge-podge of homemade wine racks and boxes just couldn’t hold it all.
We needed more wine storage! So Mrs. Noontime and I looked at a number of options. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
Researchers at Reading University in the UK have been feeding Champagne to some very lucky lab rats. They have discovered that the equivalent of three glasses of Champagne a week seems to boost the rats’ memories, and may even slow down or ward off dementia and Alzheimer’s.
So far they’ve only conducted lab tests, but they are planning to start human trials soon.
According to the article, they think it’s the phenolic acid found in red grape skins that is causing this beneficial side effect. Continue reading →
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.
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. Continue reading →