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New Products: March 2013

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TEQUILA AVIÓN INTRODUCES ESPRESSO LIQUEUR

Some 30 million Americans have an espresso-based drink each day, and Avión Tequila has tapped into the growing segment with the introduction of Avión Espresso Liqueur. Avión Espresso Liqueur is a blend of dark roasted Italian espresso and Avión Silver Tequila (awarded double gold at the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition). 70 proof.

tequilaavion.com

SRP: $24.99

ROCK HOLLOW WINES ARE CENTRAL COAST PLEASERS

Rock Hollow wines are made by Curtis Winery in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. A rare synergy of inland sunshine and coastal breezes in the Central Coast helps grapes ripen perfectly. The winery specializes in three varietals that excel in select Central Coast appellations: Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, both from Santa Barbara County vineyards; and Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles.

broncowine.com

855-874-2394

THE SKINNY VINE OFFERS LOW CALORIE WINE INDULGENCE

For those still sticking to resolutions or prepping for bathing suit season, The Skinny Vine from Treasury Wine Estates offers indulgence within a low-cal lifestyle. The wines are sourced from high quality California grapes and currently come in three versions—Mini Moscato, Slim Chardonnay and Thin Zin. Skinny Vine wines are each less than 95 calories per 5 oz. serving.

theskinnyvine.com

SRP: $11

 

PARTY TIME: HEINEKEN BRINGS BACK ‘BEERS OF MEXICO’ PACK

Heineken USA plans to own summer “fiesta” occasions with the return of its popular “Beers of Mexico” pack. The 12-pack includes four each of Dos Equis Lager, Tecate and Sol—offered in both cans and bottles, making for easy summer parties, barbecues and days at the beach.

heinekenusa.com

Prices vary.

GIRL GO LIGHTLY WINES ARE UNOAKED, LOW-ALCOHOL

Girl Go Lightly wines are refreshing in style with a lower alcohol content of 11% per varietal. The wines are aged in stainless steel and unoaked, which allows the natural fruit flavors to shine through. Three hot varietals are available nationally: Moscato, Unoaked Chardonnay and Rosé.

thewinebar.com

SRP: $12.99

 

 

 

BLUE MOON HAS NEW VINTAGE ALE COLLECTION OFFERINGS

Blue Moon Brewing Co. has added two limited edition brews to its Vintage Ale Collection. Proximity is a wheat ale blended with Sauvignon Blanc grape juice for a brew that has citrus notes and a light floral finish. Impulse is crafted with white wheat and juice from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, resulting in dark berry notes and a smooth finish. 8.5% ABV for both. 750ml bottles, limited edition releases.

bluemoonbrewingcompany.com

SRP 750ml: Prices vary.

 

 

SMARTERITA HAS BROAD APPEAL IN RTD CATEGORY

Margarita, the leading flavor in the ready-to-drink (RTD) category, has a new brand: SmarteRita. The low-calorie pre-mixed margarita has broad appeal for both male and female RTD fans. Made with silver tequila, agave, triple sec, and all-natural flavors; 25 proof. Currently available in TX, IL and MN with additional rollouts slated.

smarterita.com

Phone: 214-476-6631

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MALIBU INTRODUCES LOW-CAL ISLAND SPICED

Malibu has entered the lower-calorie drinks segment with Malibu Island Spiced. The delicious new spiced rum alternative combines Malibu’s signature blend of Caribbean rum and coconut liqueur with light spices, cinnamon, smoked vanilla and Truvia. Just 70 calories per serving, Malibu Island Spiced is a full-flavored spiced rum choice for those seeking great low-calorie drink options. 60 proof.

malibu-rum.com

SRP: $16.99

DISTINCTIVE HARLOW RIDGE WINES FROM LODI

Winemaker Bob Stashak crafts award-winning Harlow Ridge wines using grapes from Lodi—a region known for flavorful and expressive wines. Five Harlow Ridge bottlings offer great taste and value: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio. All of these wines have won a variety of awards in U.S. competitions. Marketed nationally by Bronco Wine Co.

broncowine.com

855-874-2394

 

SAZERAC GOES EPIC WITH NEW VODKA

The Sazerac Company has introduced Epic Vodka, imported from France and named for the great moments in everyday life. Made with hand-selected wheat from Champagne and distilled in Cognac, Epic is available in unflavored 80 proof along with six 70 proof flavors: Peach, Whipped Cream, Kiwi Strawberry, Cherry, Cake and Coconut. Available in 1.75L, 750ml and 50ml.

facebook.com/EpicVodka

epicvodka.com

SRP 750ml: $12.99

BULLEIT ‘SELECTED RESERVE’ A DECADE IN THE MAKING

Starting ten years ago, a select number of Bulleit Bourbon barrels were set aside and allowed to age undisturbed in charred oak barrels. The resulting high-rye-content Bulleit 10 Years Old is rich and smooth, with aromas of toasty oak and vanilla with tastes of spice, dried fruit notes and caramel with a smoky finish. 91.2 proof.

facebook.com/Bulleit

bulleitbourbon.com

SRP: $44.99

NEWCASTLE BRINGS BACK LIMITED EDITION FOUNDER’S ALE

Newcastle Brown Ale has re-released its limited edition Founder’s Ale, available nationwide through April. This is a classic British pale ale which pays tribute to brand founder Colonel Jim Porter. Founder’s Ale has a balance of dry hoppy flavors and roasted caramel aromas, with 4.8% ABV. Available in 6-packs and 12-pack bottles with prices comparable to Newcastle Brown Ale; on draught in select markets.

newcastlebrownale.com

SRP: Prices vary.

 

 


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    Xi Cocktails to launch at Nightclub & Bar Show 2013
    LAS VEGAS — February 1, 2013 — San Francisco’s GRC Beverages, LLC is pleased to announce the debut their luxury craft cocktail, Xi Acai, at Las Vegas at the Nightclub and Bar Show 2013 (NCB Show) on March 20-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. TheNCB Show is America’s biggest and most important bar, nightclub and beverage event. Now in its 28th year, more than 34,000 industry professionals are expected to enjoy the Aisles of Leading and Emerging Brands, the Enhanced Main Stage and Lots of New Specialty Pavilions.

    Xi Acai is the latest of a number of bottled cocktails, or so-called Ready-to-Drink mixes (RTD) into the alcohol industry’s fastest growing segment. As an RTD, XI is a pour-on-ice mixer that is 25 proof, made from a small batch award winning local craft Rum. However, what sets Xi far apart from its competitors is that the unique all-natural formulation, premium superfruit juices and agave nectar make it a fantastic mixer for bartenders and mixologists to create an array of dazzling and delicious cocktails and shooters. CEO Mike Rooney, “We did not cut any corners during the development of this product. From the all natural acai and blackberry juice to the craft small batch award winning silver Rum to the premium agave sweetener, every last detail of this product was engineered to demonstrate our commitment to quality.”

    The Emerging Brands Pavilion is sponsored by the national TV show HOTMIXOLOGY, featured on the Cooking Channel, and features a huge variety of very unique boutique and emerging brands such as Xi Acai. Xi Acai will also be featured at GRC’s Sponsored bar at the NCB SHOW kick off party at the Caesar’s Palace Pool on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013. Stop by to meet reality TV stars Abi-Maria Gomes, Malcolm Freberg , and Pete Yurkowski, and celebrity Chef Ryan Scott, as well as get a taste of pure tropical berry perfection.

    “Xi Acai was designed to blow your mind with purple superberry deliciousness all on its own over rocks. Indeed, it is incredible on its own, however, bar managers and the mixologists alreadyLOVE this product because of how convenient we have made it to stock premium, all natural acai and blackberry juice in the bar. Those exotic and premium ingredients are the precise reason why it makes such an amazing and versatile mixer. The bottom line is that Xi will stimulate and foster the highest levels of creativity of anyone who appreciates the true craft of mixology.” Wesley Cox, EVP GRC Beverages, LLC

    Cocktailrecipes developed by and mixed by SFMixology’s own Shawn Refoua will beavailable at both the Caesar’s Palace pool party on Tuesday, February 19th, as well as the GRC booth in Hotmixology’s Emerging Brands Pavillion at the 2013 NCB SHOW.

    http://www.ncbshow.com

    Event Sponsor At 2013 NCB Show and Expo March 20-21st, 2013
    http://www.ncbshow.com/sponsors-participating-companies

    Welcome Kick Off Party Event Sponsor on March 19th at 8pm – 10pm
    http://www.ncbshow.com/2013-welcome-kick-party

 
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