Cheers September 2013

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T:2.25" DRINK CULTURE PRODUCTS BEER Anchor Brewing has released BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red. Inspired by a native California tree, the 6% ABV BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red is a red ale with a hint of maple syrup that complements the malty complexity, balanced hoppiness, and rich fall hue, the company says. The seasonal BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red will be available through October. MEET THE MESSENGER. Capacity: 22-3/4 oz. Newcastle Brown Ale is bringing back its Newcastle Werewolf limited-edition brew. The ale is brewed with rye malts, making it naturally blood-red in color. Werewolf stays true to the characteristics of Newcastle Bown Ale, the company says, but offers a seasonally advantageous palate, sweet berry fruit with roasted caramel notes up front, followed by a bite of bitterness from the Fuggle and Golding hops at the finish. Newcastle Werewolf, which has an ABV of 4.5%, is available nationally through October and priced comparably to Newcastle Brown Ale. WINE Third generation California vintner Cheryl Indelicato has added two new wines—Inspiration White and Inspiration Red—to the HandCraft Artisan Collection portfolio. Inspiration White is a delicate, aromatic blend of sauvignon blanc, viognier, riesling, moscato and pinot grigio, and has lovely hints of bright citrus, honeysuckle and green apple, according to the company. It describes Inspiration Red as a luscious blend of syrah, zinfandel, merlot, malbec and sangiovese, with rich aromas of spice, blackberry and plum—delicious on its own or with food. The two wines are available nationally at a suggested retail price of $12.99. Height: 9-3/8" XL Hermitage Glass Tortoise Creek has launched "Le Charmel," an estate-produced blend of 70% syrah and 30% grenache from the Costières de Nîmes region of the Rhône. Le Charmel's name is a conjunction of the names of Tortoise Creek creator Mel Master and his son Charlie. The value-driven wine delivers full-bodied flavors of the southern Rhône Valley, displaying generous aromas of blackberries, chocolate, spice and notes of garrigue, according to the company. Imported by Winesellers, Ltd. Le Charmel is available for a suggested retail price of $13. The perfect messenger to deliver your wine. shapes starting at $5.95 per glass. Available through your distributor or at T:10" Aiko Imports announces the U.S. launch of Red Rose Poem, a wine made from fermented wild flower honey with rose petals and red grapes. Imported from Moldova, the wine retails for 10.99.

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