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New Products & Promotions: August 2012 Edition

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SMIRNOFF INTRODUCES ICED CAKE AND KISSED CARAMEL

The newest additions to the Smirnoff Flavored Vodka portfolio are Iced Cake and Kissed Caramel, joining the successful Whipped Cream and Fluffed Marshmallow flavors. Crafted from top-selling Smirnoff No. 21, both new flavors are sweet and creamy—Iced Cake offers flavors of vanilla cake and light icing, while Kissed Caramel has a rich, caramel finish. Both work well over ice or as mixers.

Smirnoff.com

SRP: $15.99

ROBERT HALL WINERY: THE ESSENCE OF PASO ROBLES

Robert Hall Winery’s Sauvignon Blanc maximizes freshness and preserves varietal flavor thanks to grapes that are handharvested in cool morning temperatures. The resulting wine is a vivid straw-green, and greets the senses with tropical fruit and green apple aromas plus hints of toasted almond. On the palate, the wine displays bright flavors of lemongrass, pear and lime, with medium body and crisp acidity. Marketed by Domaine Napa Wine Company.

domainenapa.com

707-265-4060

EXCLUSIV VODKA PRESENTS ROSÉ VODKA WITH MOSCATO

Exclusiv Vodka has launched Exclusiv Rosé Vodka, which combines Exclusiv’s own sweet Rosé Moscato wine and their awardwinning vodka, creating the world’s first rosé vodka. Imported from Moldova by Serge Imports LLC, Serge Christov said, “We found the best possible tasting combination using our flavored vodka, raspberry vodka and combined that with our Rosé Moscato wine.” 64 proof.

exclusiv-vodka.com

SRP 750ml: $9.99

 

KNOB CREEK ADDS SPICE TO PORTFOLIO WITH RYE

The newest addition to the Knob Creek portfolio is Knob Creek Rye. As bartenders and consumers want more cocktail options, Knob Creek Rye is an entry that offers diverse serving choices. Handcrafted in small batches and aged for nine years in barrel, this 120 proof Rye showcases mature Knob Creek flavor with vanilla and spices.

knobcreek.com

SRP: $46.99

PUNZONÉ–NEW VODKA LINE WITH AN AUTHENTIC ITALIAN SPIRIT

Punzoné introduces the first imported Italian line of ultra-premium vodka and vodka-infused cocktails. Punzoné incorporates simple fresh organic ingredients from Italy’s Piemonte region. Punzoné Vodka smoothly balances Italian wheat with pristine waters from the Italian Alps. Originale, combining vodka, red sangria and blood orange, and Lemoncino, blending vodka, white sangria and lemon, are ready to drink—just add ice.

punzone.com

SRP 1L: $42.99; Originale/Lemoncino $37.99

KOBRAND OFFERS PREMIUM MALBEC WITH ALTA VISTA

Kobrand recently introduced Bodega Alta Vista Argentine wines, at multiple price points. Alta Vista Classic features fruit forward Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay; Alta Vista Premium includes high-elevation Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Torrontes; Terroir Selection offers a blend of estate fruit from four high altitude vineyards; and the Single Vineyard wines showcase old vine Malbecs. Alto is a luxury benchmark, only produced in the best years.

kobrandwineandspirits.com

SRP: $11.99 – $89.99

 

LUNÉS MOSCATO HAS REAL FRUIT ESSENCE

First unveiled at the Texas Package Store Convention last August, Lunés Sparkling Moscato has now sold almost 70,000 cases in 20 U.S. markets. The nose is fresh and peachy, and the blend with natural fruit essences makes Lunés slightly sweet. The unique “Collio” bottle has clear labeling and coordinated Stelvin screwcaps. Colorful cartons make excellent stacked displays. Moscato flavors include mango, peach and strawberry.

rivieraimports.com

SRP: $11

 

FROM CALIFORNIA, SPARKLER DOMAINE LAURIER BRUT

Domaine Laurier Brut is an award-winning, affordable and traditionally-made California sparkling wine. “Using the traditional méthode champenoise process to make Champagne results in a sparkling wine that has that wonderful, toasty aroma and fine bead. We also preserve the nuances provided by the Chardonnay grape so that the wine has the added fruit, depth and complexity that are hallmarks of Chardonnay wines,” said winemaker Bob Stashak.

antareswine.com

707-265-4050

MARNIER-LAPOSTOLLE INTRODUCES GRAND MARNIER CHERRY

Marnier-Lapostolle is unveiling Grand Marnier Cherry in September, a limited-edition expression for the holiday season. Grand Marnier Cherry is a blend of the same fine Cognacs used to craft Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, as well as the iconic orange spirit the brand is known for, and also incorporates the essence of European Griottes cherries. The result is a lush, yet balanced marriage of orange and cherry flavors mellowed by Cognac.

grandmarnier.com

SRP: $41.99

 

PLATINKA VODKA, FROM BELARUS WITH LOVE

World Elite Spirits has introduced the recipient of the Best Vodka award at the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Platinka Original Vodka is coming to select U.S. markets. The 40% ABV spirit comes from the Brest Distillery in Belarus, using 100% rye ingredients and undergoing additional filtration steps.

platinka.com

770-744-4455

SRP: $19.99

APPLETON ESTATE RELEASES RARE 50-YEAR OLD JAMAICAN RUM

Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum has released the very rare limited-edition 50 Year-Old Jamaica Rum—Jamaica Independence Reserve—celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence. This is a blend of rums aged for a minimum of 50 years in hand-selected oak barrels. Only 800 bottles are available worldwide, with 70 for the U.S. market, from Kobrand Spirits.

appletonestateinsider.com/50year

SRP: $5,000

INTRODUCING VITAFRUTE SUPERFRUIT COCKTAILS

The makers of Veev Açai Spirit are rolling out VitaFrute Superfruit Cocktails this month. VitaFrute is offered in three flavors, Organic Lemonade, Margarita and Organic Cosmopolitan, all made with Veev and other fresh ingredients like all-natural lemon, lime and cranberry juices and agave. Each cocktail is under 125 calories per serving and 30 proof.

veevlife.com

SRP: $14.99

 


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