Understanding Wine Labels & Required Information

Jul 17, 2017 03:47 AM

Regulations make for dry reading, so you might want to have a cup of coffee before tackling this topic. 9 primary requirements for wine labels are covered here, with a reading time of about 12 minutes– depending on how many times you nod off in the process.

The Federal Alcohol Administration (FAA) Act articulates the labeling rules for wine containing at least 7 percent alcohol by volume (ABV). According to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau:

“TTB’s regulations exist to prevent the deception of the consumer and provide them with 'adequate information' as to the identity and quality of the product, to prohibit false or misleading statements, and to provide information as to the alcohol content of the product.”

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Topics: Digital Labels, Flexo Labels, Graphic Design, How To, Wine

Studies Prove Wine Labels Critical to Sales

Jan 31, 2017 02:00 AM

With nearly 9,000 wineries in the U.S., the market saturation of affordable entry level wines is higher than ever. Established wineries have found more fertile ground in the mid-to-high end price range where competition is more profitable. Studies show wineries must have high quality labels to be competitive in the segment.

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Topics: Digital Labels, Flexo Labels, Graphic Design, Marketing, Spirits, Wine

Featured Label: Napeequa Vintners, Davey Outrageous Wine Labels

Sep 13, 2016 06:54 AM

The Creative Chiropractor

Before becoming a full-time winemaker in June of this year, David Morris spent three decades as a chiropractor, straddling winemaking and running a tasting room on the weekends, and managing his practice during the week.

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Topics: Digital Labels, Featured Label, Washington State, Wine

Mark Ryan Winery Wins With NumbSkull Wine Label

Aug 18, 2016 04:00 AM

It's been a few years since we featured Mark McNeilly's renowned Mark Ryan Winery, and Seattle Magazine's 2011 Winemaker of the Year hasn't slowed down at all.

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Topics: Digital Labels, Graphic Design, Washington State, Wine

Featured Label: Three Lakes Winery, Holiday Harvest Wine Label

Dec 16, 2015 06:00 AM

Next year will mark the 44th anniversary of Wisconsin's second largest winery, Three Lakes Winery, founded on the original cranberry wine by the late John McCain and his wife Maureen in 1972. Brothers Mark and Scott McCain now run the family business, which has grown from producing around 30,000 bottles a year to more than 400,000. Scott is the winemaker, while Mark serves as president and general manager.

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Topics: Digital Labels, Featured Label, Wine

Featured Label: Legoe Bay Winery, Wine Labels

Feb 10, 2015 06:00 AM

Boutique in the bay

Legoe Bay Winery is a boutique winery with humble beginnings. Like many wineries, and many other businesses, it all began in a garage. In 2005 the winery moved to it's current location, an historic marina, located on the west shore of Lummi Island facing Legoe Bay and the San Juan Islands. To visit the winery, you simply drive, bike or walk onto the Whatcom Chief ferry at Gooseberry Point, and leave your cares behind as you make the six-minute trip across Hale Passage.

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Topics: Digital Labels, Environmental Sustainability, Featured Label, Washington State, Wine

Cold Weather Questions: Label Adhesive, Storage, and Shipping

Jan 20, 2015 09:30 PM

Every year, winter weather requires us to make plans and preparations for both our personal and professional lives. Frozen water pipes, school closures, and icy streets are just a few of the yearly issues winter can bring. If you live in a part of the country where freezing temperatures are seasonally common it's just a fact of life.

What you may not have considered is the effect colder temperatures can have on your labels.

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Topics: Dietary Supplement Labels, Digital Labels, Environmental Sustainability, Flexo Labels, Food & Beverage Labels, Health & Beauty Labels, Ice Breaker, Liquor, Miscellaneous Labels, Nutraceutical Labels, Spirits, Vitamin Labels, Wine

All New Label Product Gallery for 2015

Jan 04, 2015 09:30 PM

We have the tremendous privilege of working with talented brand managers and designers across a wide variety of industries. With our 25th anniversary just a month away, we thought this would be a great time to update our label product gallery to include some of our all-time favorite labels.

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Topics: Dietary Supplement Labels, Digital Labels, Environmental Sustainability, Flexo Labels, Food & Beverage Labels, Health & Beauty Labels, Liquor, Miscellaneous Labels, Nutraceutical Labels, Spirits, Vitamin Labels, Wine

Featured Label: Biltmore Wines Spring Release, Wine Label

May 21, 2014 09:38 PM

History and Legacy

Biltmore Winery is the most visited winery in the country, and the 250 room Biltmore House is the largest privately owned home in America. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964. 

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Topics: Digital Labels, Featured Label, Ice Breaker, Wine

Check It Out: The Label Learning Hub

Apr 18, 2014 07:00 AM

We've launched a new section of our website called the Label Learning Hub. The Label Learning Hub exists to help everyone understand label basics, label design, label application, and label marketing.

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Topics: Beer Labels, Dietary Supplement Labels, Digital Labels, Ejuice Labels, Flexo Labels, Food & Beverage Labels, Graphic Design, How To, Marketing, Miscellaneous Labels, Nutraceutical Labels, Pet Care & Pet Food Labels, Spirits, Vitamin Labels, Wine

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