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Funny. You folks are all so professional, I guess I'm a misfit. If I didn't need to identify the contents I wouldn't bother with a label at all. I can't even be bothered to peel the old labels off.

BTW, I didn't want to be branded a heretic so I kept my mouth shut about SP. I made a batch and I must say I'm not a fan. It tastes like, well, lemonade. That is until... I added a splash of bourbon. Now that's what I'm talking about!

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Funny. You folks are all so professional, I guess I'm a misfit.
Nahhh. Everyone has their own likes and dislikes. Most of the folks in this thread like labels, so it's weighted in that direction.

I have odd bottles for which I ran out of labels, e.g., have 27 bottles, only printed 4 sheets of 6. The remaining 3 have a strip of painter's tape with the name on them. I tend to use these first.

Oddly, I've noticed the lack of a proper label doesn't affect the taste much, if at all .... ;)
 

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After 40 years of production, the Fazekas Winery is done.

Nope! I'm not done making wine! In modern terms, I'm "rebranding".

My elder son started making wine on his own over a year ago, after helping me with my production since long before he was legally old enough to drink (well, in the USA, anyway). I developed a logo for him, but he's been unable to come up with a satisfactory name for his wines. He's making some kits on his own, and collaborated with me on our 2020 reds and a Sauvignon Blanc.

He was going to purchase red grapes next fall and do his own thing, but I suggested we continue doing what is working very well -- collaboration.

Last weekend I had a brain fart and went in a different direction, label-wise:

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and created a different version with my son's logo:

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I will bottle my solo wines with my logo, he will bottle his solo wines with is logo, and collaborations will be bottled half-and-half.

I've half-passed the baton to the next generation. It will be fully his eventually ... but we're both hoping for not all that soon!
 

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After 40 years of production, the Fazekas Winery is done.

Nope! I'm not done making wine! In modern terms, I'm "rebranding".

My elder son started making wine on his own over a year ago, after helping me with my production since long before he was legally old enough to drink (well, in the USA, anyway). I developed a logo for him, but he's been unable to come up with a satisfactory name for his wines. He's making some kits on his own, and collaborated with me on our 2020 reds and a Sauvignon Blanc.

He was going to purchase red grapes next fall and do his own thing, but I suggested we continue doing what is working very well -- collaboration.

Last weekend I had a brain fart and went in a different direction, label-wise:

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and created a different version with my son's logo:

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I will bottle my solo wines with my logo, he will bottle his solo wines with is logo, and collaborations will be bottled half-and-half.

I've half-passed the baton to the next generation. It will be fully his eventually ... but we're both hoping for not all that soon!
Wish my son had some passion for it but nobody at home used to help and may be the reason why I stopped making wine 🥲

Nice seeing you and your son have that same common passion.
 

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Nice seeing you and your son have that same common passion.
Only 1 of his friends is red drinker. The others drink beer or wine coolers or mixed drinks. This shared interest is good for both of us.

My younger son is more of a beer drinker, although he was also a helper when he was younger and when he's visiting he's VERY willing to help, especially with quality control. He may never make wine, but I suspect that after he gets a house he'll start beer making.
 

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I made labels for my beer, but used them only for a few batches and then left off. Too much trouble for so many bottles, which were used quickly. For the wine I have in progress, the larger bottles and potential for aging makes the labels more valuable.
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I made labels for my beer, but used them only for a few batches and then left off.
Ditto. I use a Sharpie and write the year and batch number (for that year) on the cap, e.g., 1-1. I don't drink a lot of beer so there's often only 1 batch in the year, but on the off-chance I make a second, I keep the naming schema.
 
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