Custom Designed Wine Labels for Special Events
For most of us, drinking wine always marks special occasions. A dinner date with your significant other calls for a glass of bordeaux. Wedding couples celebrate with their friends by toasting to prosperity with champagne. For corporate meetings, executives establish and seal business partnerships over a bottle of pinot noir or cabernet sauvignon.
Wine connoisseur or not, customizing your wine labels can not only give relevant information but also lets the receiver know they are exceptional. Why don’t you make celebrating these occasions extra special by creating personalized wine labels with NextDayFlyers?
You can choose from a variety of sizes as well as cut-to-size or roll forms depending on your needs. Use cut-to-size for more size choices or roll for easier application and storage. Our self-adhesive wine labels can stick to any wine bottle surface easily. Get your personal wine labels as soon as the next day with our quick turnaround time.
What You Need to Include On Your Wine Labels
Aside from capturing the attention of your customers, the other purpose of your wine label is to provide vital information about your wine. The details will matter especially for wine connoisseurs who might care more about where the wine comes from and how it’s made more than a novice wine drinker, or for anyone with relevant health concerns. On top of that, there are also label requirements that you need to follow. If you don’t want to miss out on anything, here are some of the most important things that you need to include on your wine label:
You can usually find two brand names on most wine bottles. One is the name of the company or winery that produced the wine, which is often located at the top or bottom of the wine label. The other is the secondary name of the wine, which helps in branding different wines from the same winery.
Vintage is the term used to indicate the year when the grapes were harvested. It is also a good way to know the quality of the wine. The general rule of thumb is that the more vintage the wine is, the better the quality.
The type of wine in the bottle is required to be shown in the wine label. You need to indicate if it’s a Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, or a Chardonnay among many others. Wines that derive less than 75% of their volume from the specified grape can only use a generic name like “red wine”.
Appellation or Region
The region where the wine is made must also be included in your wine label. However, it is a little more complicated than just saying the geographic location of the winery. If you used a state or county in your wine label, it is federal law that at least 75% of the grapes used in producing your wine must come from this location. For AVAs or American Viticultural Areas like Napa Valley, at least 85% of the grapes must come from the area. Other states also have their own regional laws so be sure to look them up before creating your wine labels.
Producer & Bottler
If the wine is made from another location that is different from the winery or vineyard, both the name and address must be printed on the label.
Similar with other alcoholic beverages, the percentage of alcohol by volume (ABV) is required on the label.
The amount of wine in the bottle must also be present on the label. Most of the time, the number is expressed in milliliters or liters.
If the wine has more than 10 parts per million of sulfur dioxide, the wine label must have a “Contains Sulfites” warning.
Typically found at the back of the wine label, the the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Trade Bureau (TTB) requires every label of an alcoholic beverage contain this government warning:
(1) According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects.
(2) Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, and may cause health problems.”
If you want to learn more about label requirements, we recommend visiting the wine labeling page of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Trade Bureau (TTB).