Etching Expressions offers etched wine bottles or personalized wine labels for unique, personalized wine gift. They offer several California wines to choose from, including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Champagne, or Sparkling Grape Juice. Each bottle is etched with your own design, customized design, or custom label, available in 750ML and 187ML sizes.
They’ve got quite a few designs to choose from, ranging in styles for birthdays and graduations to weddings and new baby to humor. I picked a humor design: Emergency Drink Personalized Etched Wine Bottle.
The actual etching is gorgeous. It’s a well-done, high-quality etching. It would make an beautiful and unique gift for any occasion.
The sample I tried was the Californian La Terre Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon. La Terre is a private label brand. Because it’s a private label and to make room for the custom art, the small label on the back doesn’t include the vintage, but it is medium garnet in color, with 13% alcohol content. I’m also guessing it’s not 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, but the label doesn’t give this information.
This wine was pleasant to the nose, with dark cherry and blackberry aromas. The palate exudes lots of cherry and blackberry flavors with some oak. High tannins, with a nice medium finish.
Here are the FAQs from Etching Expressions
What is an etching?
An etching is sand carving, similar to sand blasting but with signiﬁcantly more detail. One of the key differences between etching and laser engraving or silk screening is the fact that the design is literally carved into the glass of the bottle. This leaves a textured deep-etched recess, the contrasts of which leave a rich, endearing impression that may be hand-painted to create a phenomenal work of art.
How is my bottle personalized?
The process of creating your one-of-a-kind gift starts with the selection of a great wine and an outstanding design. We have a great selection of standard designs which are included in our standard pricing model. Each bottle includes ample space to include a personal message. Up to four lines of text depending upon the design. For the people that have a speciﬁc image and/or design in mind, we offer fully customized designs as well. Your personalized text makes your selections truly unique and memorable.
Tell me about the wine?
We can source just about any bottle of wine, including your favorite. Our standard wine option is one of our private label selections. These include carefully selected choices of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay, champagne and non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice. These private label options are all carefully selected for ﬂavor and value, so you can be assured youʼre getting a great wine at a terriﬁc value. In actuality, we ﬁnd that most recipients of custom etched bottles value the bottle so much the wine is not even consumed.
How fast does it take to get a bottle?
Our business model is just like ordering ﬂowers. Once received the majority of orders are shipped within 24 to 48 hours. Shipping takes 1-5 days depending upon location.
We ship from Southern California.
How much does it cost for a bottle?
We have options starting at $65 a bottle. This includes the wine, set-up, etch, single color paint and packaging. More detailed designs or multi-color jobs are slightly more.
Shipping is additional.
Can you do custom jobs?
Yes, we can etching just about anything on a bottle. We can do corporate logos, special designs and even photographs. Corporate bottles are especially popular as a way to
thank clients or show appreciation to team members. If you can dream it, we can etch it.
Can you etch liquor bottles?
Yes, we specialize in etching custom liquor bottles. Etching liquor bottles is a lot of fun for us because of the variety of bottles and product that there is to work with. Weʼve
produced some very cool designs. Patron Silver and Jack Daniels have been some of the most popular requests. Custom liquor bottles as groomsman or wedding gifts are
very hot right now.
*Full Disclosure: Bottle received as a tasting and product sample from EtchingExpressions.com.