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New Products & Promotions: November 2011 Edition

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MWITU WINES HIT SHELVES FOR HOLIDAY SEASON

In time for the holidays, Mwitu, a new South African wine brand, is releasing its line of wines across the U.S. “Mwitu,” which means “wild” in Swahili, comes from the Western Cape—one of South Africa’s most popular growing regions. The range includes Pinotage, Shiraz, Chenin Blanc and Pinotage- Shiraz. SRP: $9.99

mwituwines.com

CIPRESSI BRINGS FRESH AND EASY-DRINKING WINES FROM ITALY

Cipressi is a new line of fresh and easydrinking wines available in 1.5L bottles. Winemaker Andrea Beconcini made a floral Pinot Grigio from Umbria and a silky, rich Sangiovese from Puglia as the first releases from Cipressi’s winery in Tuscany. Cipressi is part of the Bronco Wine Co. portfolio owned by the Franzia Family. Cipressi is marketed nationally by Domaine Napa Wine Company.

707-265-4060

domainenapa.com

L’ESCARGOT SAUVIGNON BLANC ARRIVES IN U.S.

L’Escargot Sauvignon Blanc from the Côtes de Gascogne region of France is the first brand being launched by Lewin Brand Group—available in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida for the holiday season. The fresh, intensely fruity Sauvignon Blanc was designated Best Sauvignon Blanc at the 2011 National Vin de Pays competition. SRP: $13.99

lewinbrandgroup.com

OLIVER WINERY INTRODUCES BEANBLOSSOM HARD CIDERS

Capturing the fresh, crisp and delicately sweet flavors of Midwestern apples, Beanblossom Hard Ciders come in Peach, Strawberry and Raspberry. The 500ml, environmentally friendly aluminum bottles have whimsical artwork and allow for quick chilling. Seasonal flavors are coming soon as well, with current distribution in almost 10 states and national distribution planned. SRP: $4.99

beanblossomhardcider.com

BERNARD PORTET LAUNCHES HERITANCE WINES

Winemaker Bernard Portet and partner Don Chase have launched Heritance—the first Napa Valley wine brand from their newly formed Polaris Wines LLC. The first releases are a 2010 Sauvignon Blanc (SRP $18) and 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (SRP $28). Both Napa Valley wines showcase Portet’s affinity for assemblage, a skill he ably demonstrated for 35 years as co-founder and winemaker of Clos du Val. The wines are currently distributed in 15 states.

info@polariswines.com

heritance.com

SPICEBOX WHISKY TAPS SPIRIT OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH

Spicebox Canadian Spiced Whisky pays tribute to the Prohibition era, when bootleggers ran contraband liquor across the border, often in crates marked as “spices.” This smooth 100% spiced rye whisky is blended from three-to six-year-old Canadian whiskies and has notes of pepper and fruit. A coldextraction process keeps the flavors of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and black pepper vibrant. SRP: $22.99

spiceboxwhisky.com

JOHNNIE WALKER LAUNCHES DOUBLE BLACK

For the limited-release Johnnie Walker Double Black, master blender Jim Beveridge has amplified the characteristic smokiness of JWB for a richer, more intense whisky experience. The blend for Johnnie Walker Double Black comes from select single malts, some from remote distilleries on Scotland’s west coast. SRP: $40

johnniewalker.com

NEW MOSCATO RELEASE FROM FAT CAT

Fat Cat Cellars, the fun and approachable brand known for its velvety varietal wines, has added a new cat to the lineup. Fat Cat Moscato comes to the party with a fusion of bright, fruity, sweet flavors and a pleasing finish. Fat Cat is part of the Bronco Wine Company portfolio of wines owned by the Fred Franzia Family, which has been in the wine business for more than 110 years. Fat Cat is marketed by Antares Wine Co.

707-265-4050

antareswine.com

DON JULIO UNVEILS AÑEJO CLARO FOR 70TH ANNIVERSARY

To celebrate the 70th year since Don Julio González began making tequila, the brand introduces Don Julio 70, the first Añejo Claro. Don Julio 70 is distilled twice and aged in American oak for 18 months. It is then filtered to impart the fresh tastes more often found in blanco tequila. SRP: $70

donjulio.com

OLE SMOKY MOONSHINE EXPANDS AVAILABILITY

Ole Smoky Moonshine, Tennessee’s first legal moonshine, recently became available nationwide. In addition to 100-proof Ole Smoky Original Moonshine, line extensions include Moonshine Cherries and Apple Pie Moonshine—all packaged in 750ml homey mason jars. SRP: from $23.99-$29.99

olesmokymoonshine.com

PRESENTING THE THREE RUMS FROM ANGOSTURA

Cocktail enthusiasts are already familiar with Angostura Bitters; now they can get to know Angostura Rums. The International Range offers Reserva, a light to medium-bodied rum; 5 Year Old, which has notes of burnt caramel and fruitiness; and 7 Year Old, a dark rum with hints of burnt spice. SRP Reserva: $16.99; SRP 5 Year Old: $18.99; SRP 7 Year Old: $20.99

interbevusa.com

BÄRENJÄGER HONEY LIQUEUR SPORTS NEW PACKAGING

Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur has unveiled new premium packaging. The new bottle is taller, and the reworked lettering and brand logo now feature a more realistic expression of a bear and hunter. The beehive-shaped top, formerly neutral-colored, is now black with gold lettering and a red beehive seal at the neck to reinforce the product’s use of pure honey. SRP: $27.99

800-872-0109

barenjagerhoney.com

2011 OLD FORESTER BIRTHDAY BOURBON HITS SHELVES

The tenth expression of Birthday Bourbon has been released, commemorating the birthday of George Garvin Brown, founder of Brown-Forman and Old Forester. Old Forester Birthday Bourbon is handcrafted by master distiller Chris Morris and vintage-dated, so this limited edition can never be duplicated. The decanter-style package is reminiscent of the first bottles of Old Forester from the 19th century. $49.99

oldforester.com


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