Stateways Sept-Oct 2014

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P R O D U C T S & P A C K A G I N G StateWays Q Q September/October 2014 48 The newest addition to Lunazul's collection of tequila is a Clear Añejo called Lunazul Primero. Aged 18 months before fi ltering, Primero retains the oak notes and smoothness of a barrel aged tequila, according to the company. The 80 proof tequila is available in a variety of sizes, with a suggested retail price of $24.99 for a 750-ml. bottle. Piedmont Distillers has released its Midnight Moon in "half-moon" 375-ml. trial size jars. The new size is available in Apple Pie, Strawberry and Blueberry. The new size jars are distilled from corn, handcrafted in small batches and infused in the jar with fruit. They're available for a suggested retail price of $11.99 to $13.99. The company has also launched an unfl avored 100 proof version of Midnight Moon, which is available for $20 to $22. Decopas (which is slang in Brazil for "by the glass") has introduced two new wines - a 2013 Sauvignon Blanc and a 2013 Malbec. Both made from 100 percent Mendoza fruit, the Sauvignon Blanc is a mix of pink grapefruit, wildfl owers and passion fruit, while the Malbec has fl avors of fruit, marmalade of plum and cherry, according to the company. Both are available for a suggested retail price of $12 per bottle. Pernod Ricard USA has introduced a new line of sparkling wines, Café de Paris. Established in 1967, the number-one French sparkling wine is made in Saint-Andre de Cubzac, in Bordeaux. Café de Paris is available in both pear and pomegranate fl avors for a suggested retail price of $12.99 per bottle. Phillips Distilling Company has introduced UV Sugar Crush, a fruit candy- fl avored vodka. Created in response to a rise in millennial generation nostalgia, the vodka is designed to invoke retro candies. Sugar Crush is available for a suggested retail price of $11.99 for a 750-ml. bottle. 35 Maple Street Spirits has created Uncle Val's Restorative Gin, which joins the company's line-up of rum and whiskies. With fl avors of Juniper, cucumber, lemon, sage and lavender, the gin is named after company president August Sebastian's Uncle Valerio. Uncle Val's is available for a suggested retail price of $39 for a 750-ml. bottle. REGIONAL SALES OFFICES MIDWEST (IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, TN, WI) Bruce Kostic Tel: 203-855-8499, ext. 215 EAST, WEST & INTERNATIONAL (AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, HI, ID, MA, ME, MT, NH, NM, OR, RI, UT, VT, WA, WY, Canada and International) Mark Marcon Cell: 248-761-6231 Offi ce: 519-972-5159 Fax: 519-250-5169 SOUTHERN AND METRO NY (AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV) Debbie Rittenberg Tel. & Fax: 215-860-0306 REPRINTS Debra Welter Tel: 847-720-5614

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