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Company Spotlight: Lorenz Agave Spirits – El Jolgorio Mezcal



Traditional, artisanal mezcal forms an important part of rituals, ceremonies and festivities - known as "Jolgorios" - in villages in our native homeland of Oaxaca, México. Our nine unique El Jolgorio Mezcals are made exclusively from different species and varieties of wild-harvested agave by Master Distillers in local indigenous Zapotec villages in Oaxaca, and are twice distilled in copper pot stills. On every bottle is inscribed the species of agave, the age at harvest, the village of production, the name of the Master Distiller, and the batch and lot number so as to truly transport and connect the drinker with the land, people, and plants at the heart and soul of our mezcal. Salud y Dixebe!

Lorenz Agave Spirits has specialized in sourcing top ultra-premium, most renowned, and best value-for-price tequilas, mezcals, and other agave spirits out of a passion for the culture of Mexico, fine cuisine and beverage, and the cultural history (and even botany!) of agave. Our goal since our founding in 2010 has been to import the best of every type of agave spirit that Mexico produces, and to represent them with the aficionado's passion and intellectual curiosity. Perhaps years from now, we'll seek to start our own spirits brand - but make no mistake, we have no intention of doing such a thing prematurely. The truth is, we're too busy enjoying the heck out of the learning process! Our continuing quest for new knowledge, new products, and new cultural experiences will continue to lead us to select only the best tequila, mezcal, and other spirits at all price points - those that we can truly be proud to import, promote, and educate imbibers about.



Company: Lorenz Agave Spirits
Brand: Lorenz Agave Spirits
Origin: Canada / México
Category: Spirits
Packaging: 750 mL glass bottle
Claims: Traditional, Ultra-premium
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: www.agavespirits.com

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Company Spotlight: Oak Bottle – Infuses wine & spirits with oaky flavors quickly



No more bulky Barrels

The oak barrel is considered the most traditional oak infuser but it can be bulky and awkward to handle. The Oak Bottle puts the infuser in the palm of your hand.


Get rid of the complicated spirals

Oak spirals overcomplicate the oak infusion process and they displace valuable volume. The Oak Bottle is simple, fast, and effective.


Avoid messy oak chips

Oak chips leave residue and sediment in the wine or spirit and they are difficult to remove. The Oak Bottle will not leave behind residue.


Oak flavor in just 24 to 48 hours

A typical oaking process can take months to years for full oak infusion. The Oak bottle infuses the same amount of flavor in 24-48 hrs.


Simply pour and serve

Whether you are an experienced wine or spirit maker, just starting out, or wanting to improve a bought wine or spirit. The Oak Bottle makes your ordinary extraordinary.






About the company:

Many winemakers believe that what makes a truly great wine great is more a matter of what occurs in the vineyard than what happens inside the winery or distillery. We agree, the winemaker or distiller can only highlight flavors and aromas that already exist, not invent flavor. That is what the art of oaking is all about. For centuries, winemakers and distillers have used oak to bring out the best in wine and spirits. The biggest problem aside from the cost of oak barrels is the amount of time it takes for the oaking process to work. This is where the Oak Bottle® comes in. Using a simple volume to surface area equation it's easy to understand how a vessel with more surface area touching less volume can infuse the wine or spirit quicker. Our goal is to make the oak infusion process simple, fast, and cost effective so that just about anyone can become a winemaster from the comfort of their own home. Read More



Company: Oak Bottle
Brand: Oak Bottle
Slogan: Master Infuser
Origin: USA
Category: Bottle
Claims: simple, fast, and effective
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: oakbottle.com




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Alcohol Spotlight: 3R® TEQUILA Blanco



3R Tequila is a 100% de Agave Organic Tequila, of remarkable smoothness, purity and strength, a spirit of passion, boldness and freedom.
3R contacted Redthumb, a small independent branding agency, with an incredible opportunity – create a ‘kick-ass’ design for a brand with an incredible true family story. The client wanted to redefine the Tequila category, and break new ground by creating something bold, outstanding and passionate. Initially launching in Sweden, 3R is also looking to expand to North America, the rest of Europe and Asia.

The new 3R Tequila Blanco and Añejo were created entirely in-house, including a new hand-crafted bottle inspired by traditional Tequila flasks. The design wraps the incredible brand story right around the bottle, with an illustration directly printed entirely around the glass. The brand identity is strong, and simple, with a secondary logo developed to use when apart from the illustration.



Company: Tres-Erre Inc.
Brand: 3R Tequila
Origin: Mexico
Category: Tequila
Packaging: 700 ml
Alcohol by Volume: 38%
Claims: Organic
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: www.3rtequila.com





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Company Spotlight: Sip and Learn – the wine tasting box



Sip and Learn is the new way to learn more about wine tasting whilst drinking great wines we specially picked for you.

Our customers receive a Sip & Learn wine tasting box every month. Each box contain 2 carefully selected bottle of wine and an education booklet.
We have built a comprehensive program that will take you on a full learning journey, from the basics of wine tasting to the specifics of the bottles in your box. You will also learn about food & wine pairing, the key wine regions in the world and much more.

Our mission is to make you discover great wines and teach you how to enjoy them best.
The more you know about wine, the more you'll enjoy drinking it.





How Does it work


Follow the program

We have created a 12-month program that will take you on a journey to discover the basics about wine. Each month the content will be divided in 2 section:

Learn the basics

That can be applied to all sort of wines. For example, how to taste wine, which glasses to chose or where aromas come from in wine.

Learn while sipping

The 2 bottles in each box have been carefully selected to help you discover critical things about wine, through wine tasting: develop your palate and learn about the main characteristics of wine.



More about Sip and Learn:

Sip & Learn was founded in 2014 by Marie-Anne and Sylvain and is bringing a complete new way of consuming wine and learning about wine.

For us it's all about making it easy for our subscribers as well as friendly and fun.

Each month the 2 wines selected are demonstrating in the best way possible the main theme of the month (for example in the box number 5 we are presenting 2 bottles of Chardonnays, one oaked and one un-oaked to demonstrate how wine making affects the aroma).

Our subscription, for a full wine-tasting programme and specifically selected wine comes at an attractive price with full flexibility as you can pause and restart your subscription at any time.

We deliver to homes and offices which makes Sip & Learn fully adapted for busy workers living in city areas.

Sip & Learn was created by a wine novice and a wine expert achieving the perfect balance between providing simple basic information and more in-depth articles.

We are planning to create more programmes in the future to cater for more specific needs but for now we are working on our Learn the basics programme and hope you will like it as much as we do!


The Wine Tasting Box makes for a very special gift and gift cards are available at the link below




Company: Sip & Learn
Brand: The Wine Tasting Box
Slogan: Become a wine expert Sip and Learn
Origin: UK
Category: Wine
Price: £30 per month
Where to Buy: Subscribe, Shop Online
Website: sipandlearn.co.uk




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Alcohol Spotlight: Dos Mas Tequila




MGB Global from Germany recently launched an innovative Ready to Drink tequila product.  Dos Mas is a blend of cinnamon liqueur and tequila.  This smooth and sexy product is ready to drink without having to use a chaser or squeeze any lime.  Currently available in a larger 700ml bottle and also a smaller 210ml size.  Contains 20% alcohol.


Dos Mas originally comes from South America. Dos Mas - Licor de Canela de Tequila - is a smooth cinnamon tequila. The fun shot to win hearts and set trends.



Analysis & Impact

Tequila is a very popular drink around the world and this product aims to reach a young consumer that likes to try new things.  The mix of cinnamon liqueur and tequila offers a smoother option than a full tequila product thus appealing to women and men.  MGB Global has created a very effective promotional campaign throughout Germany to support the launch of this new product.  Sponsoring events in different bars and discotheques using a team of Dos Tequila girls led by very attractive blonde named Britney, Dos Mas Tequila is winning over Germany one shot at a time.





Company: MBG International Premium Brands
Brand: Dos Mas
Origin: Germany
Category: Liquor
Packaging: 700ml
Alcohol Volume: 20%
Recipes: View Here
Website: dosmas.com
















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Product Spotlight: Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream




So apparently, there’s wine with ice cream in it.

Before you dismiss this creamy concoction as just another “measly wine-flavored ice cream,” let’s get one thing straight: it’s not. Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream, with their up-to-5% alcohol by volume content ice cream, can actually get you pleasantly buzzed. (Let us conveniently remind you that your average beer ranges from 4-6% ABV.)

The company’s ice cream even comes in flavors like Cherry Merlot, Chocolate Cabernet, Red Raspberry Chardonnay, Peach White Zinfandel, and Riesling, among others. If you’re extra-keen on having breakfast, Mercer’s Dairy ships all their products overnight on dry ice to anywhere in the grand ole’ USA. Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream can also be found at different locations across the states — so that adventurous winos everywhere can get their fix.









About the Company
Mercer’s Dairy in Boonville, NY strives to offer local products. We have Amish butter, Lowville Cheese Curd, Croghan Bologna, Ross Farms Beef Jerky & Sticks, Grandma’s Donuts & Caramel Corn, Black River Valley Farms Eggs, Swiss’er Sweet Maple Syrup, a selection of Cheeses & Spreads from Adirondack Cheese Company, and Crowley Milk Products.

Of course, we also keep most of our frozen treat flavors on hand in our store, so you can get your ice cream or sherbet, whenever you want. Plus, we make our own ice cream sandwiches (available individually, 6-packs & 12-packs). For that special occasion, we also offer homemade ice cream cakes. We’ll serve up your soft-serve cones, milkshakes, banana splits, and much more. Stop in and let us serve you today!






Company: Mercer's Wine Ice Cream
Brand: Mercer's Wine Ice Cream
Slogan: The Ultimate Pairing
Origin: USA
Category: Ice Cream
Packaging: 1 pint (473ml)
Nutritional Information: View Here
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Retail Locations
Website: mercerswineicecream.com











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Wine Spotlight: Luc Belaire Rosé



BELAIRE ROSE is handcrafted from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah grapes selected for their vibrant, fresh character. Each of these three grapes adds something special to the wine:

• Grenache gives body, warmth and hints of blackberry and blackcurrant
• Cinsault adds aromatic cherry blossom on the nose, finesse, and a supple texture to the finish
• Syrah accounts for BELAIRE ROSÉ’s beautiful color and provides roundness and a toasty richness to the wine.

Carefully aged before release, the blend is imbued with a delightful effervescence, resulting in a beautiful, deep red sparkling Rosé with aromas of strawberry and blackcurrant. A final liqueur de dosage addition of 100% Syrah adds a sweet - but not too sweet - nuance, resulting in a perfect harmony of aroma, taste, body, and finish.


Each bottle of BELAIRE ROSÉ is born in southeastern France's Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region, the stunningly beautiful home of the famed coastal cities of Marseilles, Nice, Cannes, St. Tropez, Antibe, Grasse, Toulon - and the world's finest Rosé wines.

Roughly 150 miles wide from the Cote d'Azur (French Riviera), Monaco, and French Alps along the Italian border to the east to the Rhone River valley to the west and Mediterranean to the south, this picturesque setting provides a lush backdrop for the crafting of the wines that have made the region famous.

Here, amid sun-drenched vineyards cooled by the Le Mistral sea winds, against the stunning backdrop of the snow-capped French Alps, wines have been made for more than 2,500 years. This rich heritage of wine craft and perfect terroir for cultivating the grapes of the Rosé blend can be experienced in each glass of BELAIRE ROSÉ.



About the company:

According to legend, the monk who first tasted sparkling wine famously exclaimed, "Come quickly - I am tasting the stars!" The monk's "stars" - the tens of millions of bubbles in each bottle of sparkling wine - were the "big bang" of the world's love affair with bubbles.

At our Maison, established in 1898, 6th generation winemakers oversee production of each bottle of BELAIRE, ensuring that the perfect balance is realized in each bottling, maintaining the delicate, refreshing blend characteristic of our cuvées. Read More



Company: Luc Belaire
Brand: Luc Belaire
Origin: France
Category: Wine
Packaging: 750 ml
Alcohol by Volume: 11.5 %
Claims: A perfect harmony of aroma, taste, body, and finish. Carefully aged before release
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: www.lucbelaire.com





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Beer Spotlight: Tin Man Overlord Imperial Ipa


You will obey your overlord and drink this full-bodied IPA. You will enjoy the harmonious balance of its columbus, cascade, and centennial hops. You will be lured into our empire by its sweet, pineapply aroma and chinook dry hopping. You will be ruled by Overlord.



About the company:

Tin Man Brewing Co. was assembled in 2012, an alloy of production brewery and restaurant. Committed to sustaining a habitable environment for all living and mechanical being, we utilize innovative processes to minimize waste and maximize taste. Forging new ground, we were one of the first small craft breweries in the United States to use a mash filter.



Company: Tin Man Brewing Co.
Brand: Tin Man
Origin: USA
Category: Beer
Packaging: 16oz
Claims: sweet, pineapply aroma
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: www.tinmanbrewing.com





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Alcohol Spotlight: Svedka Launches 100 Proof Grapefruit Jalapeño Flavor



SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, SVEDKA Vodka announces the newest additions to its award-winning line of vodkas with the debut of SVEDKA Grapefruit Jalapeno and SVEDKA 100 Proof. Further innovating and extending SVEDKA's superior line of flavored vodkas, SVEDKA Grapefruit Jalapeno capitalizes on consumer interest in fusing sweet and spicy, combining a bright citrus flavor with a hint of heat. Additionally, SVEDKA 100 Proof is the brand's entry into the 100-proof segment, which further leverages SVEDKA's reputation and commitment to delivering exceptional quality and a pure and smooth flavor profile.

Both new products will be available nationwide, March 2015 (varies by market), with Grapefruit Jalapeno in 50ML (MSRP $1.99), 375ML (MSRP $6.99), 750ML (MSRP $12.99), 1L (MSRP $16.99) and 1.75L (MSRP $21.99) and 100 Proof in 375ML (MSRP $8.45), 750ML (MSPR $15.35), and 1L (MSRP $18.45).

"We are poised to be more competitive than ever as we continue to introduce innovative offerings that engage and excite consumers," said Diana Pawlik, SVEDKA Vodka's Vice President of Marketing. "We're excited to enter the 100 Proof market with a product that over-delivers with the a superior quality experience for which SVEDKA is known, coupled with SVEDKA Grapefruit Jalapeno, which is brimming with a vibrant flavor profile and innovative packaging to match."

SVEDKA Grapefruit Jalapeno is leading the "sweet/heat" charge in the beverage industry by pairing sweet and tart, with hot and spicy. The proprietary grapefruit and jalapeno-flavored vodka begins with a bright, citrus entry, building to a smooth hint of heat, and intensifying with a tart, juicy finish and jalapeno bite.

SVEDKA 100 Proof is a grain neutral spirit formulation with a smooth, clean taste and a crisp, arid sensation that intensifies to the end with a deep, warm finish.

SVEDKA Grapefruit Jalapeno and 100 Proof are the latest additions to be introduced stateside by the Swedish-imported vodka brand, which also boasts a range of flavors including: SVEDKA Strawberry Lemonade, SVEDKA Mango Pineapple, SVEDKA Strawberry Colada, SVEDKA Colada, SVEDKA Orange Cream Pop, and SVEDKA's core flavors – Cherry, Citron, Clementine, Raspberry, Vanilla and Peach.


Signature Grapefruit Jalepeno cocktail recipes include:



2 parts SVEDKA Grapefruit Jalepeno

2 parts SVEDKA Grapefruit Jalapeno

1 Whole Jalapeno

4 Parts Grapefruit Juice

1 Slice Jalapeno

Remove the top of a jalapeno and deseed it thoroughly. Pour chilled SVEDKA Grapefruit Jalapeno into the jalapeno and enjoy.

Pour SVEDKA Grapefruit Jalapeno into a salt-rimmed rocks glass filled with ice. Top with grapefruit juice and stir. Garnish with a slice of jalapeno.



SVEDKA Vodka is the second largest imported vodka brand in the United States (Impact, 2014). SVEDKA has won numerous category awards and accolades, including a Gold Medal for SVEDKA 80 Proof in the International Wine and Spirits Competition (2014), Impact's "Blue Chip" Brand Award (2012), the Fast Track Award at Beverage Information Group's 2011 and 2010 Growth Brand Awards as well as Impact's "Hot Brand" award in 2012. Additionally, SVEDKA received a Gold Medal for Exceptional Taste and Best Buy (BTI, 2008), as well as a Gold Medal in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2005, 2008, 2011). Intangible Business also named SVEDKA the #4 Most Powerful Vodka Brand on their 2011 Power 100 List. SVEDKA is 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof), distilled five times and made from Swedish winter wheat, resulting in a smooth, clean taste. SVEDKA is also available in Peach, Strawberry Lemonade, Mango Pineapple, Orange Cream Pop, Colada, Strawberry Colada, Citron, Clementine, Raspberry, Cherry, and Vanilla, each 35% alcohol by volume (70 proof). For further information, please visit www.SVEDKA.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @SVEDKAVodka.







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Beer Spotlight: Batemans Brewery Case of Bohemian Brews – Mocha Amaretto



The perfect blend of coffee pot aroma, almond and chocolate indulgence. This deliciously prepared beer is a true homage to all that is wonderful about Italy’s café culture.





About the company:

Batemans Brewery has passed through four generations of the Bateman family.

Despite the many years that have passed since its inception, the passion with which the Company was first created has never been diluted, being as strong now, as it was at day one. Read More



Company: George Bateman and Son Ltd
Brand: Batemans Brewery
Origin: UK
Category: Beer
Packaging: 330ml
ABV: 6.5%
Variants: View Range Here
Price: £22.80 (Case of 12 Bottles)
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: www.bateman.co.uk





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