Wine Labels

    Getting Inside The Head Of Siduri’s Adam Lee

    … think Alabama also banned at one point? Siduri is the Babylonia Goddess of wine. In the epic of Gilgamesh, the main character (Gilgamesh) came to her while seeking the wine of eternal life. We first discovered the name way back in 1993, led to it by a small mention in a book by Hugh Johnson called Vintage. When we decided to name the winery Siduri, we…

    6 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

    What is a Reserve Wine? Well, That Depends

    …The word ‘Reserve’ can mean a whole lot or a whole lot of nothing. Here’s what the words ‘Reserve’, ‘Riserva’ or ‘Reserva’ indicate on a wine label. Some countries have strict rules but, in the US, the word ‘Reserve’ doesn’t technically mean anything. Find out the true definition of a reserve wine. In the US, ‘Reserve’ doesn’t technically mean…

    5 readers - By Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly

    Dirty Wine Names

    …We all know that Sex Sells. Marketing can influence purchasers of all products. Then why has it taken so long for wine producers to start branding with suggestive labels and names? It is very common for me to hear someone saying 'I pick a wine based on the Label' or 'This wine matches the decor in this house'. So the oenophiles out there cannot…

    2 readers - By Edmonton Wine Host

    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 Madeline Puckette/ 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/ 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…

    5 readers - By George Perry/ 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/ 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 current…

    2 readers - By Lindsey A. Zahn/ 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 Amy Corron Power/ 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, relax…

    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 from…

    1 readers - By Sip With Me!