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Wine Buzz: May 2013

Posted on  | April 25, 2013   Bookmark and Share
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SEQUIN OFF TO A SPARKLING START

The Indelicato family (the folks behind DFV Wines) have launched Sequin, a line of casual varietal wines with a touch of fizz. The refreshing, slightly sweet wines debuted nationally in three versions: Moscato, Pinot Grigio and Rosé. Sleek, playful packaging—crowned with a screwtop and labeled as “Delicately Bubbled”—communicates the new brand’s appeal as a chic yet carefree wine experience. As a bonus point of distinction, Sequin is low in alcohol: the rosé is 11% ABV, and the other two are 9.5%.

SRP $11.99 |  dfvwines.com

 

WINE SO DUMB IT’S BRILLIANT?

Vision Wine & Spirits is launching Wines For Dummies, a new line of wines named after the best-selling reference books. Designed to demystify the often daunting world of wine, this new range caters to novices. Four wines are being introduced at the WSWA Convention, priced at SRP $9.99—Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from California, and Pinot Grigio and Chianti fro Italy. Each wine is sourced to reflect its appellation and the labels include phonetic spellings of the grape varieties, easy-to-understand descriptions, and simple food pairings.

visionwineandspirits.com

 

 

STACK WINES GO COAST TO COAST

Stack Wines, the nifty single-serve wines making waves in California, are going national now that Shaw-Ross has been appointed for sales and marketing. The Stack line-up—Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and a Charisma red blend—combine quality wine with portable style. Each stacked, shrinkwrapped sleeve contains four individual 187ml servings in 100% recyclable packaging; ideal for sharing with friends at home or on-the-go, without cumbersome glassware and corkscrews. SRP $12.99/$11.99 per sleeve of four. As of May, it’s in CA, FL, IL, MI, NY & OH.

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STLTO WINES… STEPPIN’ OUT

Fresh from Italy, where they know a thing or two about both wine and fashion, STLTO Wines (pronounced stiletto, just like the shoe) are now kickin’ it in the U.S. with a Pinot Grigio, Unoaked Chardonnay and Malbec-Merlot, line priced at SRP $10.99. STLTO wines are made by women for women. The name conjures up high heels, naturally, but it was derived from (S)ophisticated, (T)imeless, (L)avish, (T)rendy and (O)utstanding. STLTO wines. Currently in MA, NY (MS Walker) and RI, with more markets opening soon.

stltowine.com

CRAWFORDS TEAM UP FOR LOVEBLOCK

New Zealand vintners Kim and Erica Crawford, in partnership with Terlato Wines, are launching a new wine, Loveblock. The Kim Crawford brand, now owned by Constellation, sells more than 500,000 cases. With Loveblock, the husband-wife team’s focus is on organic and biodynamic estate vineyards in Marlborough and Central Otago. The initial release: 2012 Sauvignon Blanc and 2011 Pinot Gris (SRP $23.99) and 2011 Central Otago Pinot Noir ($33.99).

loveblockwine.com


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