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New Products & Promotions: August 2013

Posted on  | July 25, 2013   Bookmark and Share
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BERENTZEN INTRODUCES WILD CHERRY LIQUEUR

All the vodkas in Crop’s stable are made to strict USDA organic standards. That now includes Crop Meyer Lemon Organic Vodka. The new flavor starts with the crisp Crop organic vodka base and adds the fragrant character of Meyer lemons, which are not as tart as other lemons. Other variations include Artisanal (80 proof), Tomato and Cucumber. 70 proof.

SRP: $19.99

berentzenusa.com

 

RUSKOVA VODKA, FROM RUSSIA WITH A NEW LOOK

Ruskova Vodka, double gold medal winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, is six-times distilled Russian vodka being reintroduced with new packaging and shipper. A “certified lux” product, Ruskova is made with a unique blend of winter wheat and rye for a balanced and delicate taste that is true to its Russian heritage. The new packaging has a modern Russian theme, highlighting the brand’s “True Russian” heritage.

Prices vary by state.

ruskova.com

 

LEED-CERTIFIED WINES FROM NINER WINE ESTATES’ BOOTJACK RANCH

Just east of downtown Paso Robles lies the original estate vineyard and olive grove for LEED-certified Niner Wine Estates, Bootjack Ranch. The 2012 Niner Wine Estates Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of honeydew, lemon curd and citrus with bright acid and balance. The 2009 Niner Wine Estates Cabernet Sauvignon has classic aromas of berries and cola with velvety plum on the palate and a rich, round finish.

broncowine.com

 

 


CRUZAN RUM LAUNCHES DISTILLER’S COLLECTION THIS FALL

Cruzan Rum is enhancing its portfolio with the Distiller’s Collection—two premium, blended aged rums plus the brand’s Cruzan Single Barrel. Cruzan Estate Diamond Light Rum is charcoal filtered and very mixable; and Cruzan Estate Diamond Dark Rum, with buttery and bakery notes, is designed for sipping or one-to-one cocktails. All 80 proof.

SRP: $19.99/Diamond Light Rum
SRP: $19.99/Diamond Dark Rum
SRP: $29.99/Single Barrel Rum

cruzanrum.com

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THE LATEST FROM CÎROC—AMARETTO

Thanks to the combined creative firepower of Sean “Diddy” Combs and Diageo, Cîroc has grown to be a nearly 2 million case brand. In May, Diageo and Combs celebrated the brand’s momentum by announcing a new addition to the Cîroc line—Cîroc Amaretto, a rich cherry and almond-infused vodka with a touch of vanilla and a smooth finish.

SRP: $29.99

ciroc.com

CAPTAIN MORGAN OFFERS LIMITED EDITION SHERRY OAK FINISH SPICED RUM

In commemoration for Captain Henry Morgan’s 1671 invasion off the coast of Panama and the 2012 discovery of remains from a 17th century fleet (maybe Morgan’s), Captain Morgan has released the limited-edition Sherry Oak Finish Spiced Rum. The Sherry oak finish adds a rich dimension to the brand’s signature blend with subtle oak, vanilla, Sherry wine, cocoa and floral notes. 70 proof.

SRP: $19.99

 captainmorgan.com

 

 

VELVET CRUSH WINES FROM CALIFORNIA—SOPHISTICATED INDULGENCE

Velvet Crush has introduced the new 2011 Crush Master’s Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011 Crush Master’s Red Blend and the 2012 Crush Master’s Pinot Noir. Velvety smooth wines with rich texture, Velvet Crush is a line offering indulgence that’s both attainable and approachable. The wines hail from the Central Coast of California and provide a lush profile that’s the perfect step up for the Millennial consumer.

SRP: $14.99

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DEVOUR LIFE WITH CARNIVOR CABERNET SAUVIGNON

The latest from E.& J. Gallo is Carnivor California Cabernet Sauvignon 2011. Made using grapes from select Lodi vineyards, the wine was blended with some Petite Sirah for deep color and structure and Merlot for some finesse while maintaining the structure and character of the Cabernet. This big wine offers notes of espresso, chocolate and dark fruit with toasted oak.

SRP: Prices vary by market.

carnivorcabernet.com

 

 

NAPA RIDGE HAS A NEW LOOK

The award-winning Napa Ridge portfolio has a new label design to catch consumers’ eyes. Featured prominently on the 2012 Napa Ridge Chardonnay, the label update showcases a scene of Napa Ridge’s rolling vineyards and in a monochromatic shade that feels fresh and modern. The wine inside is crisp and fruity, pairing well with shrimp scampi or grilled veggies.

broncowine.com

 

 

EPICUREAN WINES LAUNCHES FLEGENHEIMER RESERVE RED 2010

In homage to his family’s pre-Prohibition wine business—Flegenheimer Brothers Wine Merchants—Epicurean Wines founder Benjamin Hammerschlag has introduced Flegenheimer Reserve Red 2010. The wine is a blend of 60% Shiraz and 40% Petite Sirah, sourced from high-altitude vineyards in Australia’s McLaren Vale. The label is a reproduction of an actual Flegenheimer Brothers Trade card that dates to 1890.

SRP: $30

epicureanwines.com

ROUGH RIDER THREE BARREL RYE IS LATEST FROM LI SPIRITS

Long Island Spirit’s latest release is Rough Rider Bull Moose Three Barrel Rye, which takes inspiration from Long Island native Teddy Roosevelt’s cavalry outfit, the Rough Riders. The Rye starts maturing in New American Oak, before time in oak that just held Straight Bourbon and finishing in casks that held Pine Barrens Single Malt Whiskey. 90 proof. Distributed by Winebow.

SRP: $40

lispirits.com

 

 

TANDUAY ASIAN RUM EXPANDS TO U.S. MARKET

With a heritage dating back to 1854, Tanduay Asian Rum is one of the world’s most decorated spirits and a top global seller. Available in the U.S. for the first time, Tanduay Silver and Gold expressions are launching first in Connecticut and southern Florida in summer 2013, with national rollout to follow.

SRP: $19.99

tanduayusa.com

 

 

 


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