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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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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3 New Springtime Custom Labels for Homemade Wine

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 these springtime custom labels for homemade wine, designed to get you in the mood for spring!

The first two wine label designs are inspired by the delicate flowers that appear each year after the snow melts and the air begins to warm. We’ve named them Springtime Red and Springtime White, and we know you’ll love them!

Springtime Red

Springtime Wines Custom Wine Label

Springtime Red Custom Label

Springtime White

Custom Labels for Homemade Wine

Springtime White Custom Label

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Home Winemaking News this Week

There’s been a lot going on in the world of wine, beer, and spirits lately! Here’s what we’re reading in home winemaking news 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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