Personalized Wine Labels, Tags and Coasters

Customizable Photo Wine Labels, Tags and Coasters

Personalized bottles of wine are a great gift and a great way to represent your winery or homemade wine.

At our site you can customize any wine labels and make them your own.
Simply click on a label and you can change colors, fonts, sizes, shapes and much more.
With our instant design and preview, the possibilities are endless.

You can custom decorate wine coasters and personalized wine tags until you have exactly what you want.

Uploading your own photo on wine labels is easy and you have the option of adding text as well as changing the font.

And you will know exactly what your labels, tags and coasters will look like when you preview your custom printed labels, tags and coasters.
Festive color schemes work for momentous events or holidays, including graduations, births, anniversaries, weddings, Bat or Bar Mitzvahs, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, etc.

The solution is a printer specializing in short runs of wine bottle labels. Such a printer can help the wine maker design wine labels, and then make wine labels tailored to the maker’s vision.

Many winemakers have never heard of these services, and may have concerns about an unfamiliar source of custom wine labels.

A wine maker may be concerned about whether his personalized labels will be easy to apply, and if they will stay on the bottle.

Wine bottle labels created for home winemakers are very easy to apply to clean, oil-free bottles at room temperature.

The wine label will bond more completely to the glass the longer it is on the bottle. It is a good idea to let the wine labels set for at least a week before putting the bottles in water.

Winemakers ordering unique labels may also wonder if the wine bottle labels are waterproof.

The labels are water-resistant, meaning that the paper will retain its strength and the ink will not run when exposed to water. After the custom wine labels bond to the bottle for at least a week, the bottles can be placed in a tub of ice for cooling.

One huge advantage of a wine label printing company specializing in home winemakers is that the winemaker can design wine labels from templates. This saves the cost of working with a professional designer, but still creates totally unique labels. For the wine hobbyist who isn’t satisfied to make wine labels on a home computer and printer, this is the perfect solution.

What is the biggest advantage of ordering personalized wine labels in manageable quantities?

The best thing about custom wine labels ordered from a specialty printer is those manageable quantities.

Winemakers can order labels in quantities as low as 30. These low quantities make it possible to make unique labels for different purposes, from separate batches to special occasions to branding purposes for sale.

The next most important advantage with these wine bottle labels is that they are truly unique. Though starting from a template, the wine maker can design wine labels that exactly fit his personality and the wine’s purpose.

The templates are completely customizable to make wine labels that look completely different from each other.

All of these advantages combine to make custom wine labels a smart choice for the wine maker.

Wine Bottle Ideas – 4 Wine Bottling Tips

So you’ve decided to invest in the world-wide trend of home wine making.

And why not?

Owning your own micro-winery equipment is cost effective and the actual hobby is fun and allows for lots of experimentation.  That, and it’s an opportunity to produce one of the world’s oldest and most beloved beverages.

Below are some tips for wine bottling that will help you take what you’ve produced and turn it into a full-on finished product.

1)      What type of bottle should you use?

There are a surprising number of different wine bottles to choose from, and you need to keep in mind what will be the best style and size for your wine. You should also consider whether or not your wine will be fermented before being placed into the bottle or afterward. Having said that, bottles can range in shape and size from narrow and tall (for Mosel and Alsace wines), to tall with sloping shoulders (usually used for Bugundies and Rhone varieties of wine), to thick-walled with sloping shoulders (most commonly used for sparkling wines and champagne). Most wine bottles come in brown (Rhine or Alsace), clear (used for sweet wines and white wines), dark green (red wines), and light green (dry white wines). There are no strict rules to bottling your wine – in fact many wineries experiment with color, shape and style to make their wines stand out- but, as stated earlier, there’s a lot to think about when it comes to bottling wine so make sure to research thoroughly before deciding on what type of bottle to use.

2)      Cork vs. Crown-cap

Deciding on whether or not to use a cork or a crown-cap depends mostly on two things; the style you’re going for, and what kind of impression you want to make. Wine corks can be made of either a single piece of cork, or composed of particles, as in champagne corks. The study “Analysis of the life cycle of Cork, Aluminum and Plastic Wine Closures,” commissioned by cork manufacturer Amorim and made public in December 2008, concluded that cork is the most environmentally responsible stopper.

However, a 2005 closure study showed that 45% of corks did not prevent gas leakage during pressure testing both from the sides of the cork as well as through the cork body itself. The majority of non-sparkling wine production now uses these caps as a cork alternative as it’s much cheaper. So, again, it all comes down to opinion. Whether you want to go with a more environmentally friendly cork that’s got that old-fashioned, traditional style to it, or the more practical crown-cap that’s slightly more reliable but less safe for the earth, well, it’s up to you. It’s the wine inside the bottle, not the cork plugging it, that counts.

3)      Labels and hang tags?

After you’ve chosen your bottle and bottle-stopper, it’s time to start thinking about packaging and labeling. A label is very crucial as it shows the type of wine and date of the wine (two things you’re customer will be interested in knowing). It also can help show your specific winery style.

Wine labels are often very affordable and can come in a variety of shapes and materials including transparent adhesive paper, foil paper, and top grade paper. If you want to avoid hand-labeling every bottle you produce, try going with the simpler, more decorative hang tag.

A wide variety of expertly designed, customizable wine labels and hang tags can be found at Labels on the Fly.

4)      Where will it be stored when you’re done?

Most wines should be stored in a dark area as UV rays can cause wines to become ‘light struck’ and pick up an unpleasant smell. Darker bottles are better protected from this, but not enough to be stored in direct sunlight. If you’ve decided to cork your bottle you should store it on its side, as bottles kept upright for too long will dry out and spoil.

Make sure the temperature in the place of storage is kept constant – it should never go over 75 degrees F (24 degrees C).

Letting the temp drop below 54 degrees F won’t hurt it, mind you – it will just slow down the aging process. It’s also a good idea not to move the wine. Try to keep it isolated and make sure to store for an appropriate amount of time. And remember to adjust the temperature before serving.

There you have it! Bottling wine, while slightly less simple than switching the channel to the evening news, can be a fun way to make your wine more self-styled and personalized.

Good luck on bottling your new batch of home-made wine, and stay tuned for more wine making tips and recipes!

The Right Wine for Any Occasion

different kind of wineIf you’re just getting into home wine making odds are you’re apt to want to start learning about what wine goes best with what type of food, and which wine is right for certain occasions.

While there are really no real rules when choosing the best wine for each occasion, you’ll probably want to take into consideration who’s coming to the event (certain people have certain wine preferences) and, if there’s food at the event, what’s being served (pairing food and wine together can be fairly easy if you have a rough idea of what you’re doing).

Wine is meant to complement certain occasions and dishes.

With that having been said, here are a few ‘soft’ guidelines to help you choose the right wine for the right occasion.

  • White wines are often used for starting off an evening on the right foot, and are also wonderful for toasts and special occasions.
  • Champagne is a regular fixture at weddings and is indispensable at such occasions.
  • Red wines are great for main courses and are typically served during the latter part of any occasion. Their full bodied nature makes them a great complement to hearty meals.
  • Pinot Noir is not as heralded as Merlot or Cabernet, so many people may not recognize its unique blend, but it goes well with creamy sauces.
  • Shiraz is a fiery complement to spicy dishes, and its taste can enhance the flavor in barbecues and roasts.
  • Chianti is the best wine to accompany tomato dishes and poultry.wine for holiday

When choosing what wine you want to bring to a special occasion you should also consider how it will be presented during the occasion.

For example, will you be branding your bottle for the occasion? If so Labels on the Fly offers a wide variety of decorative, customizable holiday, wedding, and birthday themed wine labels and hang tags.

Sometimes the look of the bottle can represent whats inside it.

Above all, though, if your instinct cries out for a special type of wine for a special occasion go with it. Your instinct is usually right, especially if its in an area you’re experienced in.

Good luck on picking your wine, and stay tuned for more wine making tips and recipes!