Understanding Wine Labels & Required Information

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

Studies Prove Wine Labels Critical to Sales

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

Featured Label: Napeequa Vintners, Davey Outrageous Wine Labels

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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: Wine, Washington State, Featured Label, Digital Labels

Mark Ryan Winery Wins With NumbSkull Wine Label

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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: Wine, Graphic Design, Washington State, Digital Labels

Featured Label: Three Lakes Winery, Holiday Harvest Wine Label

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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: Wine, Featured Label, Digital Labels

Featured Label: Legoe Bay Winery, Wine Labels

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

Cold Weather Questions: Label Adhesive, Storage, and Shipping

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

All New Label Product Gallery for 2015

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

Featured Label: Biltmore Wines Spring Release, Wine Label

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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: Wine, Featured Label, Digital Labels, Ice Breaker

Check It Out: The Label Learning Hub

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

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