Wine Buzz

Wine Buzz: April 2014

Friday, April 4th, 2014

LIVING LARGE: A VOCE’S BRILLIANT BIG BOTTLE PROGRAM About three years ago wine director Olivier Flosse found himself in the cellar at New York City’s A Voce restaurant staring at a 18-liter bottle of Frescobaldi Mormoreto and had a thought: This bottle would be much happier if people were to just drink it. “I told ... read more>

Wine Buzz: March 2014

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

LOS VASCOS GETS A TOUCH-UP Chilean winemaking is unquestionably modern, so why not its packaging? Pasternak Wine Imports has announced that starting with the 2013 vintage, Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Rosé will be sealed with screwtops. Besides enhanced practicality, screwtops are particularly well suited for fresh, aromatic wines with good acidity. The winery’s ... read more>

Wine Buzz: February 2014

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

NEW NICOLAS FEUILLATTE ROSÉ IS THE NEW LIFE OF ANY PARTY Nicolas Feuillatte’s newest Champagne—cleverly dubbed D’Luscious—is a demi-sec rosé made with Champagne’s three primary grapes, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, and aged for three years. It is full-bodied for a rosé with notes of dark summer fruits and a velvety finish, pairing well ... read more>

Wine Buzz: January 2014

Monday, December 30th, 2013

GRAFFIGNA SCALES GREAT HEIGHTS WITH NEW RED BLEND In 1870, Santiago Graffigna planted vines in the shadow of the mighty Andes, with an understanding that altitude would enhance the quality of local red varieties. Graffigna Centenario Elevation Red Blend pays tribute to his vision, with the high-altitude fruit delivering a complex, powerful wine that still ... read more>

Wine Buzz: December 2013

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

REUSABLE WINE TOTES ARE STYLISH & GREEN These Maptotes wine bags, born and made in the USA—Brooklyn, to be precise—since 2006, instantly add a green vibe to any wine shop. The all-cotton totes come in one- or two-bottle versions (SRP $15/$22), with homey, type-driven graphics on both sides. Best-sellers include the single-bottle Red, White and ... read more>

Wine Buzz: November 2013

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

‘SINGULAR’ WINE KEEPS MULTIPLYING he American food and beverage industries are well known for designing products to fit (or foster) our on-the-go lifestyle. This has led to some criticism of our “disposable society,” but it’s easy to see that single-serve packaging has indeed captured our affection, from snacks and sodas to lunch-sized gourmet items. Wine ... read more>

Wine Buzz: October 2013

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

IT’S A RAP! ALLURE BUBBLY ALIGNS WITH WARREN G Allure Moscato has a new face—hip hop legend Warren G. As part of a new promotional campaign, Bronco Wine Company has teamed up with the rapper, whose favorite pink Moscato happens to be Allure. The Allure portfolio offers Moscato, Pink Moscato and Peach Bubbly, and an ... read more>

Wine Buzz: September 2013

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

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Wine Buzz: August 2013

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

NICKI MINAJ IS IN THE MYX WITH NEW MOSCATO Myx Fusions, propelled by a partnership with TV/pop susperstar Nicki Minaj, is pushing Moscato into a new dimension. Packaged in four-packs of cobalt blue 187ml bottles, Myx features the original (Australian Moscato), plus two versions infused with all-natural flavors—coconut and peach. With Minaj’s active support and ... read more>

Wine Buzz: July 2013

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

‘WINE FOLLY’ POSTERS MAKE COMPLEX TOPICS SIMPLE & ATTRACTIVE Once upon a time, framed maps of European wine regions were considered a sign that a retailer was serious about “fine wine.” In today’s market, geography still matters, but topics such as wine types/styles and food affinities—have become more relevant to the customer shopping experience. Wine ... read more>
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