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New Products & Promotions: April 2014

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DIAGEO LAUNCHES ORPHAN BARREL WHISKEY PROJECT

Diageo has launched a line of rare whiskies, Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company, with the goal of sharing lost barrels with discerning consumers. The first offerings are 20 year old Barterhouse Whiskey and 26 year old Old Blowhard Whiskey. Both whiskies were stocks discovered in Louisville, KY; Barterhouse is bottled at 90.2 proof, Old Blowhard at 90.7 proof. Available in select markets.

SRP: $75/Barterhouse; $150/Old Blowhard

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DOS EQUIS AIMS FOR A MOST INTERESTING CINCO DE MAYO

This spring, Dos Equis is leveraging the success of its Dos de Mayo program, a playful promotion that encourages beer lovers to enjoy a more meaningful celebration leading up to Cinco de Mayo. The 2014 Dos de Mayo program will include special limited-edition packaging, Dos de Mayo-themed cross-merchandising offers at retail and a unique Dos de Mayo photo app for on-premise gatherings.

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INTRODUCING IL RIFUGIO WINES FROM ITALY

Il Rifugio wines present the best of several regions of Italy. In addition to Sangiovese IGT from Puglia, the portfolio includes a Chianti DOCG from Tuscany and Pinot Grigio IGT from Venezie. Winemaker Sabino Rosso recommends the elegant and aromatic Sangiovese from the heel of Italy with roasted meats, casseroles or game. Il Rifugio is marketed by Bronco Wine Company which is privately owned by the Franzia Family, which has been in the wine business for more than 120 years.

broncowine.com

 

 

AVUA CACHAÇA SHOWS OFF BRAZIL’S NATIONAL SPIRIT

Cachaça, distilled from fresh sugarcane, is becoming more available throughout the U.S., as Americans discover Brazil’s noble spirit. Avuá Cachaça offers two single-estate spirits, Prata (un-aged) and Amburana (aged in Brazilian Amburana wood). Avuá Cachaça is distilled using a family recipe that starts with three distinct cane varietals and uses sustainable methods including renewable energy.

SRP: $35/Prata; $40/Amburana

avuacachaca.com.br

EXCELSIOR WINES PRESENTS TRIVENTO AMADO SUR CHARDONNAY

Excelsior Wines has introduced Amado Sur Chardonnay, from the Trivento estate in Argentina’s Mendoza region. It joins the portfolio which includes Amado Sur Torrontés and Malbec. Amado Sur 2013 Chardonnay is a blend of 78% Chardonnay, 12% Pinot Grigio and 10% Viognier, building on Amado Sur’s previous success with blends.

SRP: $15

excelsiorwines.com | amadosur.com/en

FOUNDERS BREWING INTRODUCES ALL DAY IPA 15-PACK CANS

Founders Brewing Co., based in Grand Rapids, MI, has begun offering 15-can packaging this spring, starting with best-selling All Day IPA. The 15-pack of cans is offered at the same price as the 12-pack. All Day IPA was released last February, and became a leading seller as a 4.7% ABV session (low alcohol) ale with strong hops flavor. It was also the first Founders beer to be released in cans.

SRP: $17.99

foundersbrewing.com

 

 

 

 

 

CUTTY SARK HONORS ITS REBELLIOUS PAST WITH NEW BLEND: PROHIBITION

Cutty Sark recently introduced an addition to its portfolio of blended Scotch whiskies. The new Prohibition (“Cutty Pro” to early adopters) pays homage to Captain William McCoy, who bravely ran Cutty Sark to American speakeasies during Prohibition. The flavors are smooth, with notes of citrus and vanilla. The bottle design and cap nod to bottles of the 1920s. 80 proof.

SRP: $29.99

us.cutty-sark.com

 

 

 

 

 

CELEBRATING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST HACIENDA WINE

Hacienda Wine Cellars was founded in 1973 in Sonoma Valley. The first wine, a 1974 Chardonnay, took gold at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair. In 1992, the Franzia Family purchased rights to the Hacienda label and inventory. “Clair de Lune” on labels references both Hacienda’s founder Frank Bartholomew and the Valley of the Moon area of Sonoma where Hacienda is located. Hacienda Wine Cellars is part of the Bronco Wine Company portfolio, privately owned by the Franzia Family.

broncowine.com

 

 

CRÈME BRÛLÉE IS A SWEET TREAT FROM BLUE ICE VODKA

Blue Ice Vodka’s latest offering is Crème Brûlée with a nose offering a sweet blast of caramel, toffee and a bit of vanilla. The all-natural vodka’s flavors mingle to create a sense of real crème brûlée. Blue Ice uses pure Idaho water filtered through 200 feet of rock and a five-step filtration process for purity. 60 proof.

SRP: $19.99

blueicevodka.com

 

 

NEW MOSCATO ROSÉ FROM EXCLUSIV VODKA

Exclusiv Vodka presents a Sparkling Moscato Rosé wine cultivated from the Muscat grape, made in Moldova. The wine has notes of raisins and other dried fruits as well as oranges, and is meant to be enjoyed with food, invoking Moldovan traditions of eating well, drinking well, and good health and happiness going together.

SRP: $9.99

exclusiv-vodka.com

LUCAS BOLS LAUNCHES ELDERFLOWER LIQUEUR

Lucas Bols recently launched Bols Elderflower Liqueur in the U.S. after finding great success in European markets. Bols Elderflower present a balance of floral notes and sweetness and works well as an addition to sparkling wines and in many cocktails and sangria. This liqueur comes in at 15% ABV, and is available nationwide in a 750ml size.

SRP: $17.99

lucasbols.com

CHERRY TART PINOT NOIR JOINS CHERRY PIE

Winemaker Jayson Woodbridge used the same “micro-fermentation” technique he has used for Cherry Pie Pinot Noir, but applied it to three California vineyards, creating what he calls a multi-single-vineyard blend. Pinot Noir in the final blend is sourced from Sonoma Coast, Monterey and Santa Barbara County vineyard sites. This is a full-bodied wine with rich, cherry notes.

SRP: $24.99

cherrypiewines.com

 


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