. 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.
Water Resistant Custom Wine Labels
But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can avoid streaks and smears and always have beautiful bottles with water resistant custom wine labels. All personalized wine labels you order from Noontime Labels are water resistant. They won’t smear or run going when you grab one from the refrigerator or cooler. Continue reading →
At Noontime Labels, our motto is “You make wine, we make labels.” But actually, we don’t only design and print custom wine labels… we make wine too. In fact lately, there’s lots of homemade wine at Noontime Labels!
As I mentioned in a recent post about our wine, Mrs. Noontime and I are trying to get ahead of the curve. We’re making a lot of wine, so we can finally have enough to age. Once we have a healthy surplus, we can slow down a bit.
Though I have to admit, making this much wine is a lot of fun! I’m not sure I’m going to want to slow down. I think we may just keep going until we run out of space.
We vacuum degassed our wine for the first time yesterday. Oh, the excitement!
I’ve been making homemade wine for almost seven years now. Previously, I’ve shaken my carboys, stirred them, or used a degassing wand attached to a power drill. These methods work, eventually, but I’ve always had a problem getting my wines completely degassed.
We talked to several other home winemakers about vacuum degassing homemade wine. Mrs. Noontime and I decided it was time to give it a try. After vacuum degassing three carboys, we’ve learned a few things. Continue reading →
Introducing our Custom Wine Label of the Week: Blue Wave!This classy label is designed to showcase your own photo. You can upload your own image, giving you the opportunity to have a truly custom label. This one-of-a-kind, personalized label is perfect for many different occasions:
• Wedding or Engagement Wine Labels – Use a photo of the happy couple in order to create personalized labels to celebrate your engagement or wedding. A bottle of homemade wine sporting a custom wine label makes a great party favor, too. Continue reading →
A few months ago we bottled our yearly batch of homemade mango wine, and this year we decided to get a little creative. We made a few bottles of sparkling wine, aka homemade mango champagne, since Mrs. Noontime loves a good champagne, or even a bad one. (Her words, not mine…)
We decided not to do the traditional method of disgorging and just threw yeast and sugar in the bottles (figuratively). We let the yeast do their thing, and will be careful of the sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Continue reading →
Fun times this weekend! We set aside a day for bottling homemade wine. With five different wines ready to be bottled, we had a lot of work to do. So we rolled up our sleeves and got down to business.
recycled wine bottles
After several hours of hard work bottling homemade wine – and a lot of tasting – we ended up with:
29 bottles of Pinot Noir
19 bottles of Mango
15 bottles of Zinfandel
4 bottles of faux Sherry
(these were all still wines)
We also have 5 bottles of Mango sparkling wine.
The Pinot Noir and Zinfandel were kits. I still have 3 gallons of the Zinfandel bulk aging in a carboy. I’m thinking about blending it with another red, while Mrs. Noontime is lobbying to make it into Port. I have to admit, that sounds like a good idea, too. Continue reading →
As a home winemaker, you put a lot of yourself into each wine that you make. So when it’s time to choose a gift for someone special, a bottle of homemade wine – with personalized wine labels – makes a great gift to give to a family member or friend.
How much effort do you put into the presentation of your gift? Do you take time to create a special label for each bottle of wine that you give away, or do you simply use a sticker to mark the varietal and year? Continue reading →