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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
Slogan: TASTE THE STARS
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
Variants: BELAIRE ROSE, BELAIRE BRUT
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: www.lucbelaire.com

 

 

 

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Personal Care Spotlight: Rewined Candles

 

 
A treat for wine lovers. Handcrafted in Charleston, South Carolina, these Rewined Candles evoke your favorite vintage with their subtle wine-inspired appearance and aroma. To create them, all-natural soy wax is hand poured into vessels made of repurposed wine bottles.

•11 oz; burn time up to 80 hours.
•100% fragrance-infused soy wax, cotton wick.
•Wine-inspired scents; see Details + Dimensions for scent descriptions.
•Vessels handcrafted of repurposed glass; Rose candle comes in a clear vessel.
•Made in the USA.

 

 

SCENT NOTES

Spiked Cider: This fall favorite offers a rich blend of fresh apple, cinnamon, and clove, with aromas of buttery dark rum.
Rose: Bright aromas of lush red fruit balanced by a sophisticated floral undertone. Notes of rose petal, white peach, pink peppercorn and crisp minerality harmonize together to complete this balanced, easy-to-sip varietal.
Under the Tree: The scent of a fresh cut Christmas tree brings back some of our favorite holiday memories. Reminisce about your holiday memories and create new ones with our winter seasonal candle that offers inviting notes of blue spruce and a hint of bright citrus.
Sangria: This refreshing summer cocktail offers notes of ripe mandarin orange, juicy pineapple, lush cranberries and a dash of cinnamon.
Mimosa: The most festive of cocktails, with the effervescent flavors that remind us of the spring. Made from a classic recipe of champagne and fresh squeezed orange. Let these crisp aromatics awaken your sense.
Cabernet: While sampling this deep red varietal, look for rich aromas of black cherry and currant. Let the background notes of smoke and toast round out this bold red.
Champagne: This festive varietal evokes feelings of celebration and joy. Look for sweet notes of white grape, honey, fresh baked bread and light citrus.
Chardonnay: This rich, white varietal offers warm notes of vanilla, butter and burnt toast. Look for deep hazelnut and cedarwood undertones.
Merlot: As you enjoy this medium bodied varietal, let the bold aromas of violet and rose take hold. Pick up the scent of ripe pomegranate and plum followed by cool vanilla finish.
Pinot Grigio: In this smooth, clean white varietal look for smooth aroma of sandalwood and crisp minerality held together by a strong citrus backbone.
Pinot Noir: This early, complex wine mimics the ground that produces it. Fresh fig and cranberry, rooted by the rustic aromas of leather and violet, finishing with hints of musky earth tones.
Riesling: A sweet, lush varietal offering the scent of Asian pear, juicy tropical fruits, and ripe citrus. Look for subtle notes of honey and a light floral essence.
Sauvignon Blanc: A crisp and refreshing white varietal delivers clean herbal notes of basil and mint, followed by freshly mown grass and a hint of tart grapefruit.
Carmenere: This rare, deep violet varietal is rich with the aromas of blackberry and green pepper. Bold notes of Chilean spice are in perfect harmony with soft herbal tones and a black fruit finish.
 

 

 

Company: Rewined
Brand: Rewined
Origin: USA
Category: Candles
Packaging: 12oz
Claims: Handcrafted
Variants: Spiked Cider, Rose, Under the Tree, Mimosa, Cabernet Champagne, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir
Price: $25-$28
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: rewinedcandles.com

 

 

 

 

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Packaging Spotlight: Wine, or maybe not?

 

 

 

Designed by
Constantin Bolimond
Dmitry Patsukevich
 

Brief
May be it is wine, may be not. We are inviting you to find out yourselves. The contents have been kept secret for already 26 years now. While the ingredients remain the same, their proportions differ from time to time. That is why you will never get bored from this drink! We can assure you that you will not be left disappointed.

The design is inspired by the works of Pieter Mondrian.

 

 

 

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Alcohol Spotlight: Zipz Wine

 

 

Zipz Wine is the answer to the portable single-serve wine category. Our high-quality plastic vessel looks and feels like glassware…and it’s 100% recyclable! Our patented CleanWrap™ technology keeps your wine fresh and protected, along with a resealable screw-top that pulls double duty as a coaster. But why’s that cool? Well, you can take it anywhere.

The flexibility Zipz Wine brings to the life of wine drinkers is nothing short of astonishing. Are you ready for a revolution?

 

 
The Zipz Packaging
The black dress: Sexy and sleek, our high quality-PET plastic looks and feels like glassware, with a rescrewable top that pulls double duty as a highly protective coaster. But why’s that cool? Well, you can take it anywhere. We’ve excused wine from the dinner table.

The Zipz Practicality
Your new best friend: If you only want a glass, why open a bottle? If you want red and your friend wants white, why open two bottles? Let’s do away with the waste. No corkscrew? No need. Unzip your wine in a moment’s time. Your wine glass has never been this versatile or mobile. Let’s take the wine experience to places it has never been before, to places traditional glassware doesn’t stand a chance. Let’s unzip the possibilities.

The Zipz Premium
The cat’s meow: All of our wines are personally selected by industry professionals after long rounds of taste testing. Sourced from Mendocino, Sonoma and Lodi, our wines have lived the high life. First selections include Chardonnay 2012, Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Pinot Grigio 2013 & Merlot 2012. Elevate any moment. Bring Zipz.

The Zipz Difference
Do the right thing: Drink Zipz. 100% recyclable, 100% your new best friend. Going green has never tasted so good.

The Zipz Lifestyle
All walks of life: Zipz is all about luxury. It’s about enhancing experiences. It’s about rolling with the flexibilities of life. It’s about catering to you. Treat yourself right. Prefer Zipz.

 

 

 

OUR STORY – CHANGING THE GAME
Ever been to a baseball stadium?
Ever gone to the beach?
Ever enjoyed a picnic?
Ever had fun at a festival?
Ever gone out in public?

J Henry Scott noticed a fundamental issue in our everyday experiences and set out on a mission to fix that issue: wine isn’t offered everywhere. So, what did J do? J excused wine from the dinner table. Enter Zipz Wine.

CEO of Zipz Wine, J Henry Scott wanted to create a product that could suit the lives of the active, modern day individual. He knew that more and more people were starting to prefer wine as their adult beverage of choice, and he knew that these same people would appreciate premium quality; so J decided to make premium wine portable, and he decided his product would be different than the rest…and better. The world just deserved a little more luxury.

J had the vision, now it was time to have some fun. Not only would he present premium wines in highly quality durable plastic with the look and feel of a glass, he would also incorporate a rescrewable top that doubled as a coaster, perfect for any occasion or setting. The inclusion of 100% recyclable, BPA-free materials wasn’t an option, it was a responsibility.

J wanted increased flexibility to enjoy the finer things in life. People deserved the opportunity to stop wasting so much wine and money. They deserved Zipz. So J built the Zipz team, quickly designing and creating a patented single-serve wine that ensures the wine stays fresh and protected until the perfect moment of consumption. It was time for Zipz to bring the people together and showcase a new world of possible settings and experiences to be enjoyed amongst friends and good company.

In just 10 months, Zipz went from concept idea to reality, with the first Zipz products delivered nationally in time for opening day of the baseball season. And now, Zipz is available anywhere you are. Unzip the experience.
 

 

 

 

Company: Zipz Wine
Brand: Zipz Wine
Origin: USA
Category: Wine
Packaging: 187ml
Claims: Ready to Drink
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $35.88  (12 pack)
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: zipzwine.com

 

 

 

 

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Alcohol Spotlight: Castaway Spritz

 

 

Castaway Spritz™ a light and deliciously refreshing fusion of lightly sparkling wine and natural fruit flavours.

We’ve created a unique blend of lightly sparkling white wine infused with tropical fruit flavours so it really is both refreshing and fruity!

 

 

About the company:

Back in the day, for the first time someone very clever decided to take a lightly sparkling wine, infuse it with tropical fruit flavours and so the fruit wine cooler, Castaway was born!

We know that women up and down the country enjoyed this tipple for many years either on it’s own, or as part of their own unique cocktail recipe and there was much sadness and regret when Castaway disappeared from our pubs and clubs back in the 1990’s. And we all shed a tear for Castaway. Read More

 

 

 

Company: Monuriki Drinks Ltd
Brand: Castaway Spritz
Slogan: the taste comes alive
Origin: UK
Category: Alcohol
Packaging: 75 cl
Alcohol Volume: 8%
Claims: refreshing and fruity
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: castawayspritz.com

 

 

 

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Alcohol Spotlight: Black Box Wines Moscato

 

 

Black Box Wines Moscato displays aromas of sweet and luscious white floral notes. The palate is smooth and medium-bodied with juicy peach and ripe apricots. This varietal has nice acidity with abundant sweetness that allows versatility in pairing with food.

Try pairing Moscato with desserts like apricot sorbet or anything that is creamy in texture.

 

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About the comapny:

What's the most delicious way to enjoy acclaimed wines without a hefty price tag? Lose the bottle. In 2003, Black Box Wines redefined the category by becoming the first U.S. vintner to offer super-premium, appellation-specific, vintage-dated wines in a box. Since then our expanding repertoire has earned 40 gold medals in wine competitions nationwide, yet still costs 40% less than comparable* bottled wines.

Explore our rich range of reds, from a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon and complex Malbec to our easy-drinking Merlot, vibrant Shiraz and velvety Red Elegance blend. Our white wines are just as tempting, offering a succulent Pinot Grigio, our refreshing Chardonnay, a vivid Sauvignon Blanc, an aromatic Riesling and a luscious Moscato.

 

 

Company: Black Box Wines
Brand: Black Box Wines
Origin: USA
Category: Wine
Packaging: 750 ml bottles
Claims: displays aromas of sweet and luscious white floral notes
Variants: View Range Here
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Wine Locator
Website: blackboxwines.com

 

 

 

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Alcohol Spotlight: Big House Pinot Evil Pinot Noir

 

 

Warden’s Comments

The Three Wise Monkeys are the mischievous deviants of the Big House. But don’t let them fool you with their playful demeanor.…They rule the prison’s vineyards. Long believed by many winemakers to be the most difficult to grape and craft into a wine, Pinot Noir often seems possessed if not downright evil. The Three Wise Monkeys prefer to view Pinot Noir as their guilty pleasure. And with that philosophy in mind, Pinot Evil dances with a lovely ripe cherry nose that cascades into a smooth, velvet finish.

 

Food Pairing

It would be criminal not to enjoy it with roasted duck, smoked brisket or with friends when you just monkey around.

 

 

About Big House

As The Warden, Georgetta Dane, it is one of my responsibilities to inform you about The Big House! Big House Winery in Soledad, CA (Monterey County) is a mere ankle iron’s toss from the Soledad State Correctional Facility, a.k.a. “the Big House,” “The Clink,” “The Slammer,” which explains the recurring prison theme depicted on the labels. The brand’s cornerstone is a rebellious New World winemaking style blending Mediterranean varieties. Read More

 

 

Company: Big House Wine Co.
Brand: Big House Wine
Origin: USA
Category: Wine
Packaging: Three Liters
Claims: they pair well with food
Variants: View Range Here
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5 %
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Store Finder
Website: bighousewines.com

 

 

 

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Wine Spotlight: Underwood Pinot in a Can

 

 

It’s hard to keep your pinky up when you’re drinking wine from a 375 mL can. This is the most approachable and ready-to-travel anywhere wine we produce. Whether you’re sitting in a hot tub after a good day of riding or heading where other wines dare not travel, we have you covered without sacrificing the craft taste Union is known for.

Underwood Pinot Noir tasting notes: Cherry, blackberry, and cola

Underwood Pinot Gris tasting notes: Peach, grapefruit, and pear

 

 

 

About the Company
My name is Ryan Harms, and I founded Union Wine Company.

I moved to Oregon in 2001 and embraced wholeheartedly the region’s unique spirit and passion for craftsmanship, finally deciding in 2005 to satisfy that entrepreneurial bug that had been nagging me to start something that I could be proud of.

I’ve worked for some great Oregon wineries throughout my career. In so many cases, my friends wanted to support us, but simply couldn’t afford to. I decided that I wasn’t going to accept that wine made in Oregon had to be expensive. So, Union is about creating something that I can share with friends and family and make accessible, without sacrificing quality.. Read More

 

 

 

 

Company: Union Wine Company
Brand: Underwood
Origin: USA
Category: Wine
Packaging:  12fl oz
Claims: 13%
Variants: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris
Price: $24.00 (12fl oz x 4)
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: unionwinecompany.com

 

 

 

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Alcohol Spotlight: The Wine Bar Woodwork Chardonnay

 

 

• Oak influence delivers flavors of caramel and butterscotch

• Striking balance of rich tropical fruit and fragrant oak spices

• Notes of juicy peach, crisp fuji apple and pear

 

 

 

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About The Wine Bar:

We at THE WINE BAR believe:

You don’t need a master’s degree to enjoy a great glass of wine.

Picking a wine should not mean having to sift through 100 page wine lists or feeling silly because you have no idea how to pronounce Gewurztraminer. Don’t worry; neither do we half the time. Our spell check didn’t even know how to spell it!.

Just like your neighborhood wine bar, ours is designed to make learning about wine fun and approachable! Read More

 

 

 

Company: The Wine Bar
Brand: The Wine Bar
Origin: USA
Category: Wine
Claims: Oak influence
Variants: View Range Here
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Find a Retailer
Website: thewinebar.com

 

 

 

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