Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wine Labels

This past weekend I racked all four tanks for the third time.  This racking followed the addition of french oak chips.  The tanks weigh 50 pounds or so after the wine is removed, but I was able to flip them over to dump the spent oak chips and clean the tanks.

The first commercial production is nearing completion.  I also received Certificates of Label Approvals (COLAs) from TTB for the two variations of wine that I will be offering for sale and submitted copies to the NYSLA.  I then ordered commercial labels from, a short run label maker in Chicago.  YourLabelsNow uses the HP Indigo printing system.  In a past life, I worked for Hewlett Packard at the time they made their initial investment in Indigo.

The regular front and back labels. 
The sparkling wine labels.