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Wine News: Michael David Releases A Second “Freak”

 

 

2014 Freakshow Red Wine is set to enter U.S. market

 

LODI, Calif., Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael David Winery has just announced a second wine will be added to their wildly popular Freakshow brand. Releasing this fall, the 2014 Freakshow Red will be lined priced with Freakshow Cab at $20.

As the show goes on, a new performer is set to take center stage. We're excited to introduce the man, the myth, the legend of Bosco! Like Bosco himself, our Freakshow Red is a mashup of man meets wild. Syrah's untamed and mysterious allure is refined and polished with the addition of Petite Sirah and a tease of Souzao. It's an exceptional offering that displays the undeniable brut of Lodi Syrah and Petite Sirah. With aromas of blackberry cobbler, toasted walnuts, espresso bean and hints of brandy. This wine is weighty with a velvet like texture boasting flavors of ripe brambleberry jam, toffee, and dark chocolate mousse.

"We're very excited to announce the release of Freakshow Red. Everyone's always asking us, 'what's new?' and this is it! Blending creates a really fun opportunity for our winemakers to have a little fun. This wine in particular has that true Michael David style all wrapped up in a full bodied, yet balance mouthfeel. A red blend under the Freakshow line was a logical step for Michael David. We've been having tremendous success with Freakshow Cabernet and now our consumers have a new "freak" to get excited about," explains Melissa Phillips Stroud, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

The 2014 Freakshow Red is immediately available in most major U.S. markets and will in all markets by its second vintage.

Michael David Winery is owned by brothers Michael and David Phillips, who have built their Lodi winery into one of the fastest growing wineries in the United States. The Phillips brothers released their first commercial wine in 1984 under the Phillips Vineyards label after years of growing grapes for other wineries. Now celebrating more than 30 years as a bonded winery, Michael and David have over 800 acres of vineyards in Lodi. They pride themselves on their meticulous farming practices and sustainable wine grape growing, which result in superior quality in the bottle. Michael David Winery is located one mile east of Interstate 5 on Highway 12 in Lodi, California. For additional information, call 209-368-7384 or visit the web site at www.michaeldavidwinery.com.

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: Flip Flop Wines Fizzy Chill Red

 

 

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Jammy flavors of dark cherry, raspberry and plum with a hint of fizz.

 

perfect for

Pack a cooler for your next BBQ and enjoy with a grilled teriyaki pork kabob.

 

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About the company

flipflop was founded on the idea of fun. We believe that good flavor should never be taken too seriously, and that carefree, easy-going taste is best enjoyed with good food and good friends—no matter what the setting.

We’ve crafted a variety of still and fizzy wines that are fruit-forward with amazing, full-on flavor. So don’t bring pretense to the table, just open up some fresh, high quality flavor, and have a little flippin’ fun.

 

 

Company: Flip Flop Wines
Brand:  Fizzy Chill Red
Origin: US
Category: Wine
Packaging: Coming soon
Claims: Medium sweet flavor, taste like real dark cherries, raspberries and plums.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: http://www.flipflopwines.com/

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: Flip Flop Wines Fizzy Moscato

 

 

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Juicy fruit and light floral flavors with a fizzy finish.

 

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Enjoy these ice cold at your summer concert line up and serve with fresh fruit.

 

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About the company

flipflop was founded on the idea of fun. We believe that good flavor should never be taken too seriously, and that carefree, easy-going taste is best enjoyed with good food and good friends—no matter what the setting.

We’ve crafted a variety of still and fizzy wines that are fruit-forward with amazing, full-on flavor. So don’t bring pretense to the table, just open up some fresh, high quality flavor, and have a little flippin’ fun.

 

 

Company: Flip Flop Wines
Brand:  Fizzy Moscato
Origin: US
Category: Wine
Packaging: Coming soon
Claims: Sweet flavor, 6.8% alcohol.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: http://www.flipflopwines.com/

 

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Drink Spotlight: Barefoot Refresh Spritzer in a Can

 

 

New!
Barefoot Refresh Spritzers

Your favorite wine, refreshed in a can

 

Barefoot Refresh are vibrant, light-bodied spritzers

 

Crisp White Spritzer

Featuring aromas of peach, lemon-lime, and crisp apple. Chenin Blanc and Riesling make a perfect pair in this standout sipper.

Summer Red Spritzer

Featuring aromas of raspberries, oranges and ripe berries. Moscato, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir join forces to make one deliciously fruity spritzer.

 

 

About the company

How do you become the world’s most loved wine brand? You start with a belief that wine should never be taken too seriously and a conviction that when you follow your heart there’s no limit to how far your vine will grow.

Take our very beginnings in 1965, when California winemaker Davis Bynum first created Barefoot Bynum Burgundy in his garage. The unconventional name referred to – what else? – the free-spirited method of crushing grapes barefoot.

Fast forward to 1986. Things really kicked off when visionary entrepreneurs Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey took the helm, renaming us Barefoot Cellars and creating the footprint label we’re known for today. Barefoot Wine’s casual name and quirky persona quickly made an impression on our fans.

 

 

Company: Barefoot
Brand:  Refresh Spritzer in a Can
Origin: US
Category: Wine
Packaging: 8.4 fl. oz.
Claims: Contains 6.5% alcohol.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: http://www.barefootwine.com/

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: Flip Flop Wines Fizzy Sangria

 

 

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A deliciously sweet combination, with notes of fizzy citrus and ripe fruit.

 

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Ice down some cans of fizzy sangria for your next tailgate and snack on some tortilla chips and guacamole.

 

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About the company

flipflop was founded on the idea of fun. We believe that good flavor should never be taken too seriously, and that carefree, easy-going taste is best enjoyed with good food and good friends—no matter what the setting.

We’ve crafted a variety of still and fizzy wines that are fruit-forward with amazing, full-on flavor. So don’t bring pretense to the table, just open up some fresh, high quality flavor, and have a little flippin’ fun.

 

 

Company: Flip Flop Wines
Brand:  Fizzy Sangria
Origin: US
Category: Wine
Packaging: Coming soon
Claims: Sweet combination of citrus and fruits.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: http://www.flipflopwines.com/

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: Flip Flop Wines Pink Moscato

 

 

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A sweet and fizzy blend with floral and honey notes.

 

perfect for

Cool off with a can of Fizzy Pink Moscato and a fruit popsicle at your next pool day.

 

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Chilled

 

 

About the company

flipflop was founded on the idea of fun. We believe that good flavor should never be taken too seriously, and that carefree, easy-going taste is best enjoyed with good food and good friends—no matter what the setting.

We’ve crafted a variety of still and fizzy wines that are fruit-forward with amazing, full-on flavor. So don’t bring pretense to the table, just open up some fresh, high quality flavor, and have a little flippin’ fun.

 

 

Company: Flip Flop Wines
Brand:  Pink Moscato
Origin: US
Category: Wine
Packaging: Coming soon
Claims: Sweet and fizzy blends, with notes of floral and honey.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: http://www.flipflopwines.com/

 

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Packaging Spotlight: Lazur Wine

 

 

Designed by
Reynolds and Reyner
Kiev, Ukraine

 

 

Brief

Lazur sparkling wine is made mingling selected wine materials produced in Italy. The brand’s name traces its Italian roots being associated with the Cote d’Azur (the Russian for «Azur» is «Lazurnyi»), relaxation and holidays, the Riviera, coasts and beaches, and the sea of course. The very idea is also used in its packaging where the label resembles a sea navigation compass creating the adventurous and pleasant atmosphere.

We examined various elements of Italian heraldry and created the coat of arms showing lions, knight helmets, ribbons, crosses and even a five-pointed star each having its original meaning and background. Additionally to the bottle and outer box we designed an exclusive set which consist of a wine cooler and six irregular-shaped champagne glasses that symbolize ship sails floating through the waves to meet the unknown.

 

 

 

 

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Beer Spotlight: New Belgium Blackberry Barley Wine

 

 

The darker the berry, the sweeter the barley wine—that’s what we thought when brewing the first barley wine in New Belgium history. Blackberry Barley Wine channels the elegant spirit of a classic English barley wine, but with a kiss of blackberry to elevate the sip beyond convention.

A deep wash of caramelized sugar and toasted bread, courtesy of Caramel Munich malts, adopts subtle laces of floral fruit for a pairing as proper as sipping snifters beside a crackling fireplace. Make this winter berry delicious with a warming, rich pour of Blackberry Barley Wine.

 

 

  • ABV 10%
  • IBU 50
  • Yeast: Ale Yeast
  • Hops: Nugget
  • Malts: Pale, Munich, Caramel Munich, Oats

 

 

About the company

We'll set the scene.

1989. Belgium. Boy on bike. (Ok, make that a young man of 32.)

As our aspiring young homebrewer rides his mountain bike with "fat tires" through European villages famous for beer, New Belgium Brewing Company was but a glimmer in his eye. Or basement. For Jeff Lebesch would return to Fort Collins with an imagination full of recipes and a handful of ingredients ready to embark on a whole new journey.

And then there was beer.

Jeff's first two basement-brewed creations? A brown dubbel with earthy undertones named Abbey and a remarkably well-balanced amber he named Fat Tire. To say the rest was history would be to overlook his wife's involvement. Kim Jordan was New Belgium's first bottler, sales rep, distributor, marketer and financial planner.

And now, she's our CEO.

 

 

Company: New Belgium
Brand:  Blackberry Barley Wine
Slogan:  New Belgium
Origin: US
Category: Wine
Packaging:  12-pack
Claims:  ABV 10%, lots of fruit with blackberry upfront.
Variants: View product range here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: US, Store Locator
Website: http://www.newbelgium.com/

 

 

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Wine Spotlight: Ménage à Trois Silk

 

 

Smooth talking is something we do rather well here at Ménage à Trois — especially when it comes to wine. So indulge us for a moment, and close your eyes. Now imagine the exquisitely soft, smooth sensation of silk as it slides across your skin. Gives you chills, doesn’t it? With this in mind, we wanted to create a wine that was seductive and soft, a wine with a texture so lustrous and smooth, it could only be called—what else?—Silk. Brimming with alluring aromas, full-bodied, bright red fruit flavors, and a marvelously smooth mouthfeel, Silk exposes the softer side of Ménage à Trois.

 

 

Wine Detail:

• Alcohol: 13.70% v/v
• TA: 0.53 g/100ml
• PH: 3.56
• RS: 1.35 g/100ml

Vineyard and Winemaking

Once upon a time, men traveled thousands of miles over land and sea for the Orient's most prized treasure: silk. Its delicate, exotic texture was so desirable, silk literally changed the world. Fortunately, our winemakers didn’t have to travel far in their quest for silk; instead, they found the treasure they sought in marine-influenced vineyards in California’s Central Coast, North Coast and Lodi-Delta appellations: Pinot Noir with seamless cherry flavors, Malbec with velvety softness and Petite Sirah with alluring depth.

Dreaming of liquid silk, they assembled their blend, and used unique fermentation methods to craft a delicately textured, ultra-smooth wine with supple tannins. Grapes were cold soaked, then gently pressed to silky perfection. To further illuminate the wine’s unique texture and flavors, the blend was enhanced with a hint of sweet, spicy French and American oak. The result? The smoothest, softest, silkiest wine you’ve ever tasted. You’d travel thousands of miles for just one sip, but lucky for you, you don’t have to.

 

 

Tasting Notes

Lose yourself in the sensual pleasures of Ménage à Trois Silk—a smooth, seductive red blend that caresses you with every sip. With its bright, red ruby hue in the glass and alluring fragrance of dried violets and berries, Silk beckons, promising an unforgettable experience. Succulent cherry and ripe raspberry flavors mingle with delicate hints of rose petals and toasty spice, and glide gracefully across your palate like liquid silk. Seamless and lustrous, Silk is the lavish, luxurious encounter you’ve been craving.

 

 

About the company

You’re in the right place. When it comes to wine, we believe the more the merrier, so we’re delighted to invite you to indulge in an experience like no other. Our winemakers play matchmaker, bringing together ripe, luscious flavors, alluring aromas, and sensual textures to create our collection of fun, flirtatious wines. Try one, or try them all—each is a most delicious dalliance.

 

 

Company: Ménage à Trois
Brand:  Silk
Slogan:  Ménage à Trois
Origin: US
Category: Wine
Packaging:  750ml
Claims:  13.70% alcohol/volume.
Variants: View product range here
Price: $12.00
Where to Buy: US, Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://www.menageatroiswines.com/

 

 

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Wine Spotlight: Ménage à Trois Prosecco

 

 

Here at Ménage à Trois, we know a thing or two about living la dolce vita, but we’ve always admired how the Italians do it with such effortless style. Made in Italy, our vivacious Prosecco has an irrepressible, exuberant personality that sweeps you off your feet. One sip, and you can imagine yourself tossing coins into the Trevi Fountain, smiling at the paparazzi, or climbing onto the back of a Vespa piloted by a flirtatious stranger. It’s a fantasy come true!

 

 

Wine Detail:

• Alcohol: 11.5% v/v
• TA: 5.5g/100ml
• pH: 3.10
• RS: 2.2g/100ml

 

 

Vineyard and Winemaking

Our winemakers grabbed their passports and jetted off to Italy to create our delightful DOC Prosecco. Short for Denominazione di Origine Controllata, DOC is Italy’s official designation of origin, awarded only to the highest quality wines produced in a designated region using specified methods. Made with 100% Glera grapes using the traditional Charmat method, our sparkling wine is ultra-fresh and fruity, best enjoyed young. With delicate aromas, bright, bubbly flavors and a crisp finish, we think you’ll agree that Ménage à Trois Prosecco is a world-class wine—and a world-class flirt.

Tasting Notes

Pop the cork and enjoy a fling with a fresh Italian—Ménage à Trois Prosecco, that is! This spectacular sparkler is fabulously flirtatious and fun-loving from the first sip to the last. In the glass, delicate bubbles rise to the surface and tickle your nose, releasing a seductive floral fragrance. Refreshing citrus and bright green apple flavors dance across your palate in a burst of effervescent bliss that leads to a crisp, clean finish. Sip a glass with a fresh fruit tart, or share a bottle with someone special under the sparkling stars.

 

 

About the company

You’re in the right place. When it comes to wine, we believe the more the merrier, so we’re delighted to invite you to indulge in an experience like no other. Our winemakers play matchmaker, bringing together ripe, luscious flavors, alluring aromas, and sensual textures to create our collection of fun, flirtatious wines. Try one, or try them all—each is a most delicious dalliance.

 

 

Company: Ménage à Trois
Brand:  Prosecco
Slogan:  Ménage à Trois
Origin: US
Category: Wine
Packaging:  750ml
Claims:  Made in Italy, 11.5% alcohol/volume.
Variants: View product range here
Price: $14.00
Where to Buy: US, Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://www.menageatroiswines.com/

 

 

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