Cheers July/August 2012

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PRODUCTS BOLD BLACK CHERRY is a new fl avor available from Southern Comfort, joining the brand's Lime and Fiery Pepper line extensions. Th e new launch is infused with natural cherry fl avors and its primary consumption method is intended to be in a mixed drink with cola, according to the company. Th e new Bold Black Cherry is available for a suggested retail price of $16.99 for a 750-ml. bottle. GRAND MARNIER CHERRY is the latest off ering from the House of Marnier-Lapostolle. Th e expression is a blend of Grand Marnier Cognac with essence of European Griottes Cherries. Th e blend has aromas of wild tropical orange followed by the scent of ripened cherries, according to the company. Th e limited edition spirit is available for a suggested retail price of $41.99 for a 750-ml. bottle. CARIBBEAN COSMO LIGHT is the newest pre-mixed cocktail from Malibu. Th e 12.5 percent ABV pre-mixed cocktail is a blend of Malibu Coconut, Lime, Orange and Cranberry and has 100 calories per 4-ounce serving. Th e Caribbean Cosmo Light will also be the fi rst of the Malibu cocktails line to come in a 1.75-liter pouch. Th e pouch has a suggested retail price of $19.99. SMALL LOT BLEND is a new line of wines available from Parducci Wine Cellars, which is a Pernod Ricard brand. Th e line's varietals include chardonnay, pinot gris, petite sirah and a number of others, with a suggested retail price of $10.99 to $13.99 per bottle. Th e grapes for these wines comes from a variety of vineyards in Mendocino. VNC COCKTAILS are a new line of ready-to-drink cocktail mixes from New Zealand available on-premise. Th e 13.9 percent ABV fl avors include Strawberry Daiquiri, Pacifi c Mai Tai, Pomegranate Cosmopolitan and Passionfruit Caprioska. Each 100-ml. serving contains less than 150 calories and contain no artifi cial preservatives or colors, according to the company. Th e cocktail mixes have a suggested retail price of $3.45 for a 200-ml. mini shaker and $13.95 for a 1-liter bottle. 46 | JULY/AUGUST 2012 Th e HANDCRAFT ARTISAN COLLECTION is a new portfolio of wines produced for women from Cheryl Indelicato, a third-generation California winemaker and DFV Wines. Th e line includes four wines: cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, pinot noir and petite sirah. A portion of the new line's proceeds, up to $100,000, will be donated to support breast cancer research, awareness and prevention. Th e wines are available for a suggested retail price of $14.99.

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