Wine Labels

    Tips on Designing Your Own Custom Wine Labels

    Creating a custom wine label is a clever way to personalize the gift of wine. However, how do you get started creating a label and what should you consider? How does one come up with a great wine label concept? How does one go about making wine labels? It doesn’t matter if you’re a design-newb or if you live on adobe cloud, designing your own custom wine labels isn’t easy.

    33 readers - By Wine Folly

    The Trouble with Wine “Super” Stores

    You are a sophisticated wine consumer. You are looking for wine from a particular region. If it’s Old World, then that’s pretty easy. Need a French Pinot Noir? Head to any wine shop’s Burgundy section. Cabernet or Merlot? There’s the Bordeaux section over there. Sparkling? Look for the bottles with a shiny foil-covered round cork — those you can spot from over the tops of the aisles.

    23 readers - By Another Wine Blog

      Why wineries change their label design

      The Wine Curmudgeon - - 9 readers - Mostly, because they can. That’s one of the conclusions of an article I wrote for the Beverage Media trade magazine, trying to figure out why so many producers seem to be changing the look and design of their labels. Because, given the changes in the wine business, with more and bigger companies controlling more brands, it’s going to happen more often.

      Message on a Bottle: Art on Wine Labels

      Natalie MacLean - - 7 readers - Most people wouldn’t dream of stacking their art collection in a damp, dark basement. But wine lovers aren’t like most people—and their art isn’t like most art: it’s Post-It-Note-sized and glued to bottles. Wineries today are not only perfecting the art of making wine, but also the art on the wine: they’re creating works of miniature art on bottle labels, sometimes painted by famous artists.

      2013 Manikay Cabernet Sauvignon

      The Good Wine Guru - - 4 readers - Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Region: Coonawarra, Australia Cost: ~$13 Winemaker’s Notes: The marriage of Coonawarra’s unique limestone and deep red terra rossa soils gives birth to a magical Cabernet Sauvignon with the exquisite cassis character typical of the Coonawarra region. Velvety tannins balance the textured sweetness of the fruit.

      Label Gazing: How to Read a Wine Label

      Natalie MacLean - - 3 readers - Admit it. You’ve probably bought a wine based on nothing more than a beautiful label. Most of us have been lured at least once by a wind-swept name like Jagged Peak scripted across a postage-size painting of a rustic hillside. Drink the wine, live the life. Not quite.

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      Tips on Designing Your Own Custom Wine Labels

      …Creating a custom wine label is a clever way to personalize the gift of wine. However, how do you get started creating a label and what should you consider? How does one come up with a great wine label concept? How does one go about making wine labels? It doesn’t matter if you’re a design-newb or if you live on adobe cloud, designing your own…

      33 readers - By Wine Folly

      Label Gazing: How to Read a Wine Label

      …Admit it. You’ve probably bought a wine based on nothing more than a beautiful label. Most of us have been lured at least once by a wind-swept name like Jagged Peak scripted across a postage-size painting of a rustic hillside. Drink the wine, live the life. Not quite. After several disappointments, I started looking for austere labels as a sign…

      3 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      2013 Manikay Cabernet Sauvignon

      … Review: I’ll be the first to admit that better than half the reason this bottle was purchased was because of the label. My wife is a Forensic DNA Analyst, and a wine label designed to look like a finger print was definitely appealing and amusing to us. Fortunately, there happened to be some pretty good wine in there too. In the glass the wine was a dark…

      4 readers - By The Good Wine Guru

      Message on a Bottle: Art on Wine Labels

      … labels, sometimes painted by famous artists. This Novello label above (and at the series at the very top) was created by Toronto designer Daryl Woods of Public Image Design. The marriage of wine and art is as old as Egyptian tomb images of wine vessels, as rich as a Dutch still life of grapes on a table, as spiritual as the illuminated texts…

      7 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      Introducing LabelVision: The 21st Century COLA Search

      … Last week, the folks at ShipCompliant officially rolled out a new service called LabelVision. To many in the wine, beer, or spirits industry, this new resource is a game changer. Instantly, we have access to over 1.5 million federally approved labels as far back as 20 years. To some, such a system may not seem much different from the TTB’s…

      2 readers - By On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

      The Trouble with Wine “Super” Stores

      … spot from over the tops of the aisles. But suppose you want something from California. From a particular California region, or perhaps a specific appellation? Here is where it gets trickier. For the average wine consumer, the wine label is pretty important. It tells him where the wine is from, what grape or style, and who makes it. This is very…

      23 readers - By Another Wine Blog

      Why wineries change their label design

      … Mostly, because they can. That’s one of the conclusions of an article I wrote for the Beverage Media trade magazine, trying to figure out why so many producers seem to be changing the look and design of their labels. Because, given the changes in the wine business, with more and bigger companies controlling more brands, it’s going to happen more…

      9 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Wine With An Animal In The Name

      …   If you’re a wine drinker (and shopper), you have noticed a very high usage of our faunal friends on wine labels. Do you care to guess which animal is the most popular in wine names? I did a little research, and I came up with some impressive lists – and some really funky names. I present to you “Wine With An Animal In The Name”. Sit back…

      3 readers - By Wine Ponder

      Behind Every Wine Label Lies a Real Personality

      … A label is only the surface-level story of the wine. A winemaker’s job, besides making the best wine possible with a given vintage, is often to be the face of the brand. Winemakers attend wine dinners near and far, and participate in market tastings to acquaint potential consumers with their wines. With so many bottles on the shelf to choose…

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