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New Products & Promotions: May 2014

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CRUZAN RUM’S NEWEST IS PEACHY KEEN

Cruzan Rum recently launched Cruzan Peach Rum, the latest addition to its portfolio of premium flavored rums. Cruzan Rum is blended with the taste of ripe peaches for a flavor evoking summer’s juicy bounty. Like all Cruzan rums, Cruzan Peach uses tropical rainwater from St. Croix and high-quality molasses and can be sipped or mixed into cocktails. 42 proof.

SRP: $14.99

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DOS EQUIS LAUNCHES DOS-A-RITA RTS LAGER MARGARITA

Dos Equis Dos-A-Rita, the ready-to-serve (RTS) Lager Margarita, is hitting shelves this spring. Modeled after the popular cocktail created on-premise in Texas, Dos-A-Rita is a blend of Dos Equis Lager and classic Margarita flavors, sweetened with agave nectar. Available in 24 oz. single-serve cans and 8 oz. can 12-packs at 7.2% ABV.

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PICKET FENCE PURELY REPRESENT THEIR APPELLATIONS

The Picket Fence family of wines from Sonoma includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc from the Alexander Valley, along with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley. Winemaker Alison Crowe’s diverse experience shines in these handcrafted, small-lot wines, resulting in sophisticated flavors. Picket Fence is marketed nationally by Bronco Wine Company, celebrating its 120th anniversary this year.

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EARLY TIMES MINT JULEP IS BACK IN TIME FOR DERBY DAYS

Early Times Kentucky Whisky has released its 2014 commemorative Kentucky Derby bottle of Early Times Mint Julep. The 1L pre-mixed bottle is available throughout the U.S. This year’s bottle art features the work of Louisville native Ashley Cecil, “Time For the Roses,” which celebrates the moment when the rose garland is presented to the Kentucky Derby winner. 60 proof.

SRP: $15.99

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TIPPY COW RUM CREAM SERVES UP NOSTALGIA

New from the makers of RumChata, Tippy Cow offers a taste of nostalgia in four flavors. Blended with fine Caribbean rum, Tippy Cow is available in Orange Cream, Chocolate, Vanilla Soft Serve and Shamrock Mint. The creamy drinks are reminiscent of Dreamsicles, Frosties and Shamrock Shakes. Packaging resembles old-fashioned milk bottles—a nod to the fact that the Tippy Cows all use real Wisconsin dairy cream. 14% ABV.

SRP: $1.49/50ml SRP: $16.99/750ml

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INDEPENDENT DISTILLERS USA LAUNCHES ON THE ROCKS

Independent Distillers USA recently launched On The Rocks, a new line of RTD cocktails featuring four of the top cocktail flavors: Margarita, Mojito, Hurricane and Cosmopolitan. Independent Distillers is the world’s fourth largest RTD producer, successfully marketing Twisted Shotz since 2010. On The Rocks is available in a 1L size, and is recommended for tailgating, picnics or other casual outings. 14% ABV.

SRP: $9.99-$11.99

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BACARDI’S LATEST INNOVATION IS MANGO FUSION

Bacardi has been in the flavored rum game since the launch of Limón in 1995. The latest entry is Mango Fusion, offering the aroma of sweet mangos on the nose and light mango flavor mixed with a hint of orange. The launch is timed perfectly for warm weather enjoyment alone or with a simple mixer. 70 proof.

SRP: $14.99

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ANTARES WINERY—NEW FROM NAPA VALLEY

The newest star from Napa Valley echoes Antares, the ancient red star of the Milky Way. Winemaker Michael Alley notes that Antares Winery Cabernet Sauvignon combines aromas of vibrant plum and cherry with spiced elements of anise and cinnamon and balancing acidity. The wine has a fine tannin structure and pairs well with dishes like chili or rack of lamb.

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GERMANY’S WEINGUT FRIEDRICH WILHELM GYMNASIUM INTRODUCES “FRITZ WILLI”

Savvy German wine producers know that simplifying labels could help boost sales, and with that goal Weingut Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium introduces Fritz Willi Riesling sourced from the Mosel and Saar valleys. The label depicts Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia lounging against the “F.” Easy to say, easy to drink. 11.1% ABV. Imported by Schmitt Sohne USA.

SRP: $16.99

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STRONGBOW CIDER OFFERS NEW FLAVORS AND UPDATED LOOK

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.

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LUCAS BOLS LAUNCHES ALCOHOLIC FOAM

Lucas Bols created the world’s first alcoholic foam and it is now in the U.S. The 200ml bottles are currently available in three Bols liqueur flavors: Blue Curaçao, Crème de Cassis and Amaretto. The unique pump affixes to the top of the bottle and can create up to two liters of fizzy, delicious foam that can last 15 minutes. Ideal for topping off cocktails. ABV between 17% and 21%.

SRP: $17.99

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MOUNT GAY RUM PRESENTS A NEW LOOK

Mount Gay Rum refreshed the packaging for last year’s launch of Black Barrel, and is now updating the look of the rest of the portfolio. Mount Gay Eclipse and Eclipse Silver labels feature an 18th-century style map of Barbados, while new XO packaging features a bikini label, a wooden cork stopper and gift box option for all sizes.

SRP: Eclipse and Eclipse Silver/$19.99; SRP: Black Barrel/$29.99; SRP: XO/$49.99

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