Private Label Wine for the Holidays
If you’ve browsed our website, you’ve probably seen the Wandering Wines Private section, a small section describing our private labeling services. You might have skipped over that part thinking it didn’t apply to you. Well, we’d love to invite you to rethink how it absolutely does apply to you, especially at this time of year with the holiday season fast approaching.
Do you have a holiday list of people you have to buy gifts for, and you don’t know what to get? Teachers, mail service men and women, security personnel, neighbors, aunts, uncles- the list goes on and on. We’d venture to guess that most of these people would be quite pleased with a nice bottle of wine. But, also think about the holiday events- big Thanksgiving dinners, company parties, Secret Santa exchanges. Now you see how Wandering Wines Private actually does apply to you! Those adorable family photos you put on your holiday cards every year? Put them on a bottle of wine! Let us make your holiday season simple by helping you to create your own custom wine.
Wandering Wines provides high quality wines, and once you add your custom label, you have the perfect gift. We offer unique varietals and interesting blends. From Reds to Whites, Rose, Sparkling, and even Organic and Biodynamic, we’ve got something for everyone. We print professional custom labels to which you can add your own photos, logo, or branding. There’s no order minimum, and small and large orders can be delivered right to your door.
The process is very easy:
1. Select your wine
2. Submit your artwork for the label
3. Approve your mockup, which we will email
4. Sit back and relax while we take care of the rest!
This year, you don’t have to worry about holiday crowds and long lines at the mall, let us take the stress out of the holidays. Contact us at Private@WanderingWines.com to get started.
A History on Carménère
We at Wandering Wines are so pleased at the opportunity to bring a high quality Carménère to consumers. This varietal has quite a story. It originally came to Chile in the 1800s alongside more popular Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot; and upon its arrival, it was mistakenly labeled Merlot and planted as such.
The mistaken plantings of “Merlot” were thriving in the Chilean terroir, and Chilean winemakers took note of its special characteristics. They gave it the nickname “Merlot Chileno”.
At the same time that “Merlot Chileno’s” plantations were spreading rapidly, its ancestors in Europe were on the decline. The Phylloxera epidemic was wiping out every Carménère grape in Europe, and by the 1870s, the variety was presumed extinct.
Fastforward to 1994, when a French ampelographer, Jean Michel Boursiquot, was visiting Viña Carmen in the Maipo region, when he came across a planting he recognized to be Carménère. Needless to say, he was surprised. Thus, the identity of “Merlot Chileno” was revealed as Carménère, and Chile had the world’s largest plantings of a varietal that was thought to be non existent.
While the varietal has since spread to other regions world wide, Chile has retained the greatest diversity of Carménère. “From the spicy Carménère found in the coastal regions, through to plush and rich Carménère in the Central Valley, down to the bright fruits of Maule’s Carménère” (http://captivatingcarmenere.com).
Go ahead and browse the information on Wandering Wines Reserve Carménère right here https://wanderingwines.wpengine.com/wines/wandering-wines and for all things Wandering Wines, make sure to follow our Instagram @TheWanderingWines.
Information for this blog was sourced from https://captivatingcarmenere.squarespace.com/story/, for even more information pertaining to Chilean wine, check out their IG @DrinkChile.