Cheers May 2016

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Page 14 of 51 15 May 2016 • Ca' Momi, a family-owned and operated winery in Napa, CA, has launched a spirits portfolio with the release of Ca' Momi Vodka. Ca' Momi's is a small-batch spirit made from wine grapes, triple distilled and minimally filtered to preserve the natural aromatics and richness of these noble varietals, the company says. The result is a vodka that "salutes the new Napa Valley, distilled to its es- sence," the company says, with a bright nose that develops into caramel flavors on the palate, with hints of cinnamon and clove, and a smooth mouthfeel. SRP: $50 per 750-ml. bottle. Angels & Cowboys has released its 2015 rosé; the first vintage came out in 2013. Sales of the brand have already increased tenfold in three vintages, the company reports. This dry rosé features flavors of citrus blossoms. It is well matched with seafood dishes like ceviché, the company says, and is an ideal picnic sipper. Angels and Cowboys is a collaboration project between the Cannonball Wine Co. and Northern California graphic artist Michael Schwab. SRP: $20 per 750-ml. bottle. Berentzen, a 250-year-old German company specializing in fruit liqueurs and spirits, has added a peach liqueur. All of the Berentzen fruit liqueurs are made by combining all-natural juice and sun-ripened fruit with 100% single-grain wheat, the company says. The Berentzen liqueurs can be enjoyed straight up, on the rocks and as ingredients in cocktails. Berentzen liqueurs are certified kosher, gluten free, and made with non-GMO fruit. SRP: $19.99 per 750-ml. bottle. A. Hardy USA has announced a new label and packaging for its liqueur Serata Amaretto, from Piemonte, Italy. The liqueur's name, "Serata," translates to "evening" in Italian. This almond-based liqueur is ideal as an after-dinner drink or mixed in cocktails such as the Amaretto Stone Sour, the company says. Serata Amaretto is crafted in Italy using Old World methods. It is smooth and flavorful without being overly sweet, the company says. SRP: $22.99 per 750-ml. bottle. PRODUCTS Narragansett has announced the seasonal release of its annual Del's Shandy made with lemonade from fellow Rhode Island company Del's. The shandy balances sweet malts and citrus tartness, the companies say. Narragansett Del's Shandy will be available throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida and Portland, Oregon—and for the first time will appear in Pittsburgh and Erie, PA, Delaware, Maryland and South Carolina. 4.7% ABV, 14 IBUs. SRP: $8.99-$9.99 for 16-oz. tallboy cans, $13.99-$15.99 SRP for 12-packs of 12-oz. cans. Anheuser-Busch InBev has brought the Mexican beer Estrella Jalisco to the U.S. A light-flavored pilsner from Guadalajara, Estrella Jalisco's red, blue and yellow label is a nod to the flag of Jalisco, the company says, and the crest on its packaging is in- spired by the coat of arms of Guadalajara. The U.S. launch will be supported through an integrated marketing campaign called "this is Mexicanidad." Each batch of Estrella Jalisco will be brewed by Grupo Modelo S.A.B. de C.V. before it is transported to the U.S. With 4.5% ABV, the beer is available in 12-packs of 12-oz. bottles and cans, 18-packs of 12-oz. cans; 6-packs of 12-oz. bottles and 24-oz. cans. SRP: $8.99 for a 6-pack of 12-oz. bottles. Abita Brewing has unveiled two new flavors: Big Easy, a low-ABV IPA, and Bayou Bootlegger, a hard root beer. Big Easy IPA is 4.5% ABV and 40 IBUs. The beer is brewed with lemon peels and dry hopped with Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe for a hoppy aroma of citrus, fruit and pine, the company says. Bayou Bootlegger is a hard root beer at 5.9% ABV. Gluten free, Bayou Bootlegger has aromas of wintergreen, vanilla and sassafras, and is made with Louisiana cane sugar.

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