Etch a sketch

 etch2I received an invitation to participate with a company, Etching Expressions, to have my logo etched onto a bottle of wine. It seemed like an interesting idea, so I decided to give it a chance.
I sent in my logo according to the specifications requested and within a few weeks was the proud owner of a Grand Cru Classes logo’d wine bottle! The logo was reproduced exactly and the etching workmanship seems quite good. The red in our logo doesn’t show up quite as well on the green glass, but that is certainly not the fault of the etching company.
My only other criticism would be the fact that this is a bottle of “California Champagne” which is wrong for so many reasons, not the least of which Champagne can only be from one place in the world — Champagne, France. Anyway, the company does offer other generic wines for etching: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir, and also has a selection of name brand wines as well, including Clos du Val, Beringer Vineyards and Veuve Cliquot. Alternately, you can choose to send in your own wine with several caveats mentioned. However, while the potential for damage may be low, I wouldn’t recommend doing this with a prized bottle of wine (just Close up of etched imageshipping it back and forth isn’t so good for the wine, let alone possible breakage).

The service starts at $65.00/bottle, but drops as the volume increases. Beyond etching a corporate logo, they also do personalized greetings such as Happy Birthday or Congratulations with a personal message to the recipient included below the more generic graphic. As party favors, meeting give-aways or other corporate gifts, it can be a nice option for making your mark.

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