Troubleshooting cold-weather labeling problems during storage and shipping

Oct 17, 2019 09:00 AM

Winter weather impacts both our personal and professional lives — frozen water pipes, school closures, icy streets. And if you live in an area where freezing temperatures are the norm, you can add labeling problems to that list. Labels that apply and perform perfectly during summer months will fail when the temperature drops if you don’t take the proper precautions.

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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

Should you use imported glass bottles?

Sep 16, 2019 09:00 AM
In the end, the consumer will decide.

You’ve poured your heart and soul into crafting the perfect wine or spirit, and now it’s time to choose the perfect bottle and label to match. You’ve probably already considered the color, shape, style and size of your packaging — but which bottle supplier should you use?  

Cost will be the deciding factor for most wineries and distilleries. Customers want high-quality products at a low price, and packaging seems like a natural place to reduce costs. But cheap packaging materials can come with hidden costs of their own.  

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Topics: Environmental Sustainability, How To, Spirits, Technology, Wine

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

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

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