StateWays Nov/Dec 2015

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StateWays ■ ■ November/December 2015 50 O N T H E S H E L F JOSE CUERVO THE ROLLING STONES TOUR PICK Jose Cuervo has unveiled two limited edition tequila bottlings of Especial and Reserva de la Familia, entitled Jose Cuervo The Rolling Stones Tour Pick. The bottles celebrate the role Jose Cuervo played in fueling The Rolling Stones 1972 North American tour, the company says. Special Edition Rolling Stones Jose Cuervo Especial is the Cuervo family's blue agave recipe bottled at 81 proof. Ultra Premium Rolling Stones Reserva de la Familia Collectors Edition is the private Extra Añejo tequila reserve of the Cuervo Family. $16.99 for Jose Cuervo Especial, $149.99 for de la Familia (750-ml.) BUZZBALLZ SHOOTERS, SEASONAL FLAVORS BuzzBallz has announced a new product, Shooterz, and new fall fl avors of their BuzzBallz single-serving line. Shooterz are 750-ml. bottles of 30-proof, ready-to-pour shots. They are 30% ABV each. The fl avors are Red Hot Cinnamon Shot, Chocolate Caramel Cake, Jalapeño Lime, Lemon Squeeze and Licorice Bomb. The fall lineup of 200-ml. bottles, between 15-20% ABV, includes Sinner's Apple Fire, Pumpkin Pie Eater, Blueberry Blitz and Ginger Mule. $10.99 for Shooterz (750-ml.), $2.99 for Buzzballz (200-ml.) ABSOLUT ELECTRIK Absolut has unveiled its newest limited edition bottle, Absolut Electrik, available in "striking silver" and "electric blue," the company says. The Absolut Electrik bottle is the latest continuation of Absolut Nights, an ongoing campaign "dedicated to reimagining the future of nightlife," the company says. The bottles have suggested retail prices of $19.99 for a 750-ml. bottle, and and $24.99 for a 1-L bottle. $19.99 (750-ml.), $24.99 (1-L.) CHAMPAGNE BRUNO PAILLARD REDESIGN Champagne Bruno Paillard has unveiled new packaging for its core multi-vintage portfolio. In addition to new labels designed to highlight the origins of the maison and create a stronger brand identity, the company says, Champagne Bruno Paillard has taken the decision to bottle its Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs multi-vintage in clear glass for the fi rst time, representing a radical departure from the former traditional green bottle. MCWILLIAM'S COOL CLIMATE WINES McWilliam's Wine Group Ltd. has unveiled its new line of high altitude, cool climate wines. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Shiraz and 2014 Chardonnay are grown at elevations between 650 and 1,700 feet in the region of New South Wales. The cooler weather at these locations provide a longer period of ripening for the fruit, the company says, supporting the develop- ment of fragrant, medium-bodied wines, for a suggested retail price of $14.99 per 750-ml. bottle. $14.99 (750-ml.) BUBBLECRAFT WINE Oliver Winery has announced the release of the new sparkling-style wines Bubblecraft Red and Bubblecraft White. Bubblecraft Red is a bubbly, sweet Concord wine, the company says, with ruby color and a bright fi nish. Bubblecraft White has a fl oral nose and hint of Niagara grape on the tongue, the company says. Both wines have an ABV of 11 percent. $10.99 (750-ml.)

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