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New Products & Promotions: August 2014

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RIVULET ELEVATES PECAN WITH NEW LUXURY LIQUEUR

Rivulet combines barrel-aged brandy, artisan pecans and small-batch distilling (in a copper and brass Vendome still). Vivid pecan flavor, accented with caramel, citrus, vanilla, maple and baking spice, is delivered with a silky texture for sipping. The flavor complexity holds great appeal for mixologists as well. Rivulet is Fair Trade Certified, and the launch is being supported with tastings and events as well as critical acclaim. 60 proof.

SRP: $34.99

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MÉNAGE À TROIS LAUNCHES A TRIO OF VODKAS

Building upon the success of one of the industry’s strongest brands, Ménage à Trois launched a vodka line on National Martini Day (June 19th). The line includes three expressions: Straight, Triple Berry (raspberry, pomegranate, cranberry) and Triple Citrus (lemon, orange, lime). All are six-times distilled and go through a proprietary triple filtration process. All three are 80 proof.

SRP: $24.99

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A. HARDY USA ADDS KAI SPIRITS TO PORTFOLIO

A. Hardy USA, Ltd. is bringing Kai Spirits from Asia to the U.S . This collection of six rice-based spirits includes Kai Vodka, Lychee , Lemongrass, Coconut Pandan, Lemongrass Ginger Shochu-Soju and Young Coconut Shochu-Soju. Produced just outside of Ho Chi Minh City, a 300-year-old formula and quintuple distillation result in flavorful vodka and shochu with a sweet rice finish. All are 100% gluten-f ree; the coconut flavors are made with pure coconut water.

SRP: $24.99

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NEW BOTTLE PROTECTS SWEET HEAT OF AGAVE LOCO PEPPER CURED TEQUILA

Agave Loco Pepper Cured Tequila has a newly designed bottle whose darkened glass protects the flavors inside. The first ever “pepper cured” tequila, Agave Loco infuses 100% agave reposado tequila with the oils of six different varieties of pepper to provide a rare sweet and spicy taste experience. Adds depth and character to Margaritas; works wonders when added to any Bloody Mary mix. 71 proof.

SRP: $27.99

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HARLOW RIDGE WINERY MAKES BRAND-NEW, OLD VINE ZIN

Known for producing wines of great taste, value and craftsmansh ip, Harlow Ridge Winemaker Bob Stashak has taken special care with the winery’s first release of an Old Vine Zinfandel from Lodi. The 2012 exudes rich red berry fruit and dark spice aromas. Silky tannins then marry with plum and toasted oak to make this a perfectly balanced wine a delight to enjoy with family and friends.

SRP: $9.99

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CHOPIN GOES DARK, ADDING DORDA DOUBLE CHOCOLATE LIQUEUR

Polish artisanal distiller Chopin is expanding with Dorda Double Chocolate Liqueur. The new liqueur is made with Chopin Rye Vodka infused with chocolate from E. Wedel, a Polish chocolate maker founded in 1851. The result is thick and intense, with dark chocolate high notes balanced by the creamy frame and integrated kick. Serve straight, on the rocks or in creative cocktails.

SRP: $24.99/750ml

dordachocolate.com | facebook.com/dordachocolate

 

 

 

 

 

LONDON NO. 1 GIN TAKES THE STAGE IN U.S.

Since Gonzalez Byass launched London No. 1 Gin in 2005, it has blazed the Spanish market; the brand grew 253% between 2011 and 2013 and has been a key player in the “Gin Tonic” renaissance there. One of only a handful of gins actually distilled in London, London No. 1 is finished with bergamot oil, giving an aroma of Earl Grey tea. The gin ’s journey to America starts in NY & FL. 94 proof.

SRP: $38.99

thelondon1.com

VEEV ADDS COCONUT COLADA TO LINE OF VITAFRUTE COCKTAILS

VitaFrute Cocktails by Veev, the first line of organic and all-natural ready-to-drink cocktails, has a new flavor: Coconut Colada, made with organic coconut water. VitaFrute Cocktails combine Veev Açai Spirit with fresh ingredients; they are ready to enjoy over ice. Coconut Colada (30 proof; under 125 calories per serving) joins Margarita, Lemonade and Cosmopolitan expressions.

SRP: $12.99

vitafrute.com| facebook.com/veev

 

 

THREE OLIVES VODKA UNVEILS CRISP NEW FLAVOR: JACKED APPLE

Three Olives is bullish on flavors. Their newest, Jacked Apple, combines ripe red apple and cinnamon spice. The deftly balanced combo is the first of its kind in the flavored vodka arena, and it joins a portfolio that already has more than two dozen expressions, all quadruple-distilled from English winter wheat. Jacked Apple is available nationally in 750ml, 1L and 1.75L sizes.

SRP: $21/750ml

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ROCCA SVEVA AIMS HIGH WITH NEW CASTELCERINO DOCG SOAVE SUPERIORE

Soave’s resurgence just got another boost with the 2012 Rocca Sveva “Castelcerino” Soave Superiore DOCG. Situated in Italy’s Veneto region, the Castelcerino cru is a cluster of hillside vineyards located about five miles from the village of Soave. Garganega grapes have thrived here since Roman times, yielding a fragrant, complex wine with flavors of yellow plum, quince, sage and citrus leading into Soave’s signature almond finish.

SRP: $20

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A CHILLY BLAST: BERENTZEN DEBUTS ICEMINT SCHNAPPS

Fresh on the heels of their new Bushel & Barrel applebourbon combination, Berentzen USA is launching another boldly flavored spirit: Berentzen Icemint, a premium flavored schnapps. The new 100-proof peppermint schnapps is pure and robust yet surprisingly smooth. Can be enjoyed as a shot, on the rocks, or mixed in icy cocktails. Berentzen has been distilling in Haselünne, Germany, since 1758.

SRP: $24.99

BerentzenUSA.com | facebook.com/BerentzenUSA

GARNET VINEYARDS, SETTING THE STANDARD

Grown in select blocks within premier vineyards, Garnet Vineyards wines truly reflect their cool-climate sites. The Monterey County Pinot Noir has rich aromas of ripe blackberries and cherry preserves; complex flavors of raspberry jam, hazelnuts and toasted French oak; and spice and supple tannins in a powerful, pleasing finish. Garnet sets the standard for style and value in New World Pinot Noir. Marketed nationally by Bronco Wine Company, celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year.

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