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Drink Spotlight: POP, SPARKLE, SIP House Wine Rosé Bubbles Are Just in Time for Holiday Cheer


Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc just around the corner

SEATTLE, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to put the sparkle in your party this holiday season and House Wine is here to help. Now available nationwide, House Wine Rosé Bubbles 375 mL cans are the latest offering in the winery's lineup of quality wine in a fun, portable package. In addition, two other House Wine favorites, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, will be available by January of 2018 in the 375 mL can format nationwide.

A true original, House Wine has consistently pushed the boundaries of consumer innovation since Charles Smith launched this iconic wine brand in 2004 offering consumers exceptional quality and value. It pushed the envelope again when it launched three-liter boxes in 2013 and now, with spectacular consumer response, is introducing even more offerings in the 375 mL can format.

Selling more than 2.4 million cans from its debut in May 2017 to Labor Day, House Wine 375 mL cans have been met with resounding consumer support. In fact, House Wine cans rank No. 4 nationally and are outpacing established can brands, according to Nielsen data1.

"The instant success of House Wine cans continues to blow our minds," Alex Evans, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Precept Wine, said. "House Wine is made for this category, which delivers fresh wine and caters to the grab-and-go lifestyle of busy and active wine consumers. They are also accessible, affordable and recyclable, which helps reduce overall waste, but most of all they are delicious!"

Can wine reigns as the fastest-growing packaging format in the wine category, with sales experiencing triple digit growth year after year. House Wine has surged with that trend in the 375-mL format and has also continued to experience growth in 750 mL bottles and 3-liter boxes. For the third year in a row, House Wine 3-liter boxes achieved the Impact "Hot Prospect Brands" status (based on 2016 depletion volume).

All of House Wine's versatile package offerings are available nationwide and line priced for convenience; $5.99 for 375 mL cans, $11.99 for 750-mL bottles and $19.99 for 3L-boxes.

How does it taste?

  • House Wine Rosé Bubbles – Crisp and elegant aromas of fresh berries lead to lively citrus flavors on the palate. Bright, fruity and flavorful. (American).
  • House Wine Sauvignon Blanc – Crisp and refreshing grapefruit, melon and floral aromas give way to flavors of white peach on the palate. (American).
  • House Wine Pinot Noir – Aromas of black cherry, cocoa and clove, lead to silky tannins and smooth, polished finish (American).

How much are they?

  • SRP: $5.99 per individual can

Join the revolution

- Facebook: www.facebook.com/OurHouseWine/
- Instagram: @ourhousewine
- YouTube: http://bit.ly/2qBkaSI

About House Wine:
House Wine is approachable and unpretentious. It's a wine you can enjoy for any and all occasions. Created in 2004 by acclaimed winemaker Charles Smith – who partnered with and later sold House Wine to Precept Wine in 2009 – House Wine was designed with the goal of providing maximum quality and value in a minimalist package. Today, Winemaker Hal Landvoigt continues driving its irreverent spirit by travelling the world to source the finest grapes and cultivate its uniquely unpretentious style. Visit http://originalhousewine.com/.

Seattle-based Precept Wine – Is the largest, privately-held wine producer in the Pacific Northwest and Top 14 American wine producer. With deep roots representing close to 40 years of Northwest investments in the wine industry, it owns and maintains more than 5,000 acres of vineyards across Washington, Idaho, New Mexico and Oregon and owns leading wineries and brands such as House Wine, Gruet, Browne Family Vineyards, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, Waterbrook, Primarius, Ste. Chapelle and Pendulum and represents Shingleback and Red Knot of Australia. It also operates tasting rooms and hospitality venues throughout the Northwest. Co-Founded in 2003 by CEO Andrew Browne, the company's wineries have garnered more than 600 combined best buys and critical scores exceeding 90 points. Learn more at www.preceptwine.com.

Nielsen 4 Week ending 11/4/17. Market: Total US xAOC + Liq Plus | Container: CAN


Pop, sparkle, sip! House Wine Rosé Bubbles launch just in time for Holiday cheer! The 375 mL cans are the latest in the House Wine line-up and are available nationwide now. (PRNewsfoto/House Wine)

Pop, sparkle, sip! House Wine Rosé Bubbles launch just in time for Holiday cheer! The 375 mL cans are the latest in the House Wine line-up and are available nationwide now. (PRNewsfoto/House Wine)






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Drink Spotlight: Mountain Dew Set to Launch Doritos Flavored Soda



Mountain Dew has confirmed they are set to launch a Doritos flavored soda.  Marketing ploy, attention grabber? Maybe, maybe not.  One thing is for certain, there are people that are very fanatical about both Mountain Dew and Doritos.  Combining the two may seem cringe worthy for many but also may sound delightful to others. Apparently the product is being tested on college campuses with not so bad reviews.


I wouldn't bet on this product lasting long term so expect a limited edition launch.






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Snack Review: Goldbaum’s Pop Potato Onion & Garlic

The potato snack that's popped, not fried

They’re light, they’re crispy, and they’re low in fat. And best of all? Pop Potato™ is loaded with the wholesome flavor of all-natural potato-ey goodness.

That’s because we start with honest-to-goodness ingredients and end with a naturally delicious product that’s popped, not fried, so you can feel great, not guilty, while you indulge in some feel
-good snacking. Hmmm. Maybe that’s what’s

O Trans Fat
Wheat Free
Gluten Free
No Artificial Colors
No Cholesterol

Natural Potato Ingredients (Potato Flakes, Potato Starch), Onion & Garlic Seasoning (Tapioca Maltodextrin, Salt, Sugar, Spices, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Corn Starch, Natural Flavors, Soybean Oil), Sunflower Oil, Rice Flour, Salt





About the Company
Goldbaums Natural Food Co. is a premier manufacturer of natural gluten-free products. Our foods are healthful, delicious, and a good choice for diabetics. Whether it is a staple such as natural brown rice pasta or a quick snack such as our zesty rice crisps, each item gets the distinctive Goldbaums treatment-rigorous testing and tasting by researchers and staff to determine that the product is of most superior caliber.

At Goldbaums, we are dedicated to excellence at every level. We are passionate about promoting good health without compromising on flavor.

Our products are manufactured in a facility that is free of soy, gluten, dairy & nuts.  Read More

Company: Goldbaum's
Brand: Goldbamum's
Origin: USA
Category: Snacks
Packaging: .6oz
Claims: Gluten Free
Variants: Onion & Garlic, Sea Salt, Barbecue
Price: Coming Soon
Where to buy: Store Locator
Website: goldbaums.com






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Product Spotlight: Fresca Black Cherry Citrus Sparkling Soda


Fresca is the adult soda with a one of a kind, distinctive taste. The fresh crisp flavor sparkles in your glass, your mouth and your mind. It´s fresh citrus, black cherry and peach tastes will inspire and relax you. It´s a taste and feeling all wrapped in one.

And now it´s wrapped in a vibrant new look that reflects your own exciting and unique lifestyle. Discover it for yourself.




Company: The Coca Cola Company
Brand: Fresca
Slogan: Sparkling Flavored Soda
Origin: USA
Category: Carbonated Drinks
Packaging: 355ml can
Claims: Low Sodium
Variants: Black Cherry, Peach, Citrus
Website: fresca.com

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Maddy Golding of Edwardstown with diet drinks in North Adelaide. Ph. 0430249362

Do Diet Drinks Make You Fat?

A DIET soft drink a day could be making you fat, more likely to get diabetes and at higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

Artificial sweeteners used in these drinks are meant to give you the taste without the calories but a major review of scientific studies suggests they may instead interfere with the body's normal energy regulation.

Researcher Susan Swithers of Purdue University in the US says sweet tastes normally trigger a psychological response that signals the arrival of nutrients in the stomach.

However, research shows when artificial sweeteners are consumed no such energy burst follows the taste and over time this appears to weaken the body's natural response to a sweetness.

"By weakening the validity of sweet taste as a signal for caloric post-ingestive outcomes, consumption of artificial sweeteners could impair energy and body weight regulation," she says in a paper published in Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism.

The research looks at 15 large health studies from around the world that included data on artificial sweetener consumption over the past 40 years.

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Product Spotlight: Coca Cola Life


Coca-Cola Life is a product of The Coca-Cola Company launched in Argentina in June, 2013. It's the first version of the family produced with stevia and sugar as sweeteners. It was launched for the first time worldwide in Argentina, although it is unknown if it will debut outside of the country in the future.

It is a low-calories version of Coca-Cola, having 36kcal/200mL, 60% calories reduction compared with the classic version. Coca-Cola Life will co-exist with Coca-Cola Light and Coca-Cola Zero in the Argentinian market.


Company: Coca Cola
Brand:  Coca Cola Life
Category: Carbonated Beverages
Origin: Argentina
Packaging: Can, Bottle
Claims: Low Calorie, Sweetened with Stevia
Website: coca-colacompany.com





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Packaging Spotlight: ACME’s Hard Soda Pop

Designed by:

For this project, I had to create a brand identity designed for the subculture of wheel collectors. By focusing in on my key words, Fast, Explosive, Bold, I was able to create a design that would persuade someone from the wheel collectors subculture to buy and drink my ACME beverages. In order to have my drinks stand out against the rest, underneath each bottle cap there is a different printed image of a limited edition wheel to encourage the drinker to collect the caps as he drinks the product.



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Product Spotlight: Fumari Hookah Cola

Famous for pioneering fresh-packed, hookah tobacco flavors, Fumari offers nothing short of a pure hookah experience. Since opening San Diego's first Hookah Lounge in 1997, Fumari has created a loyal following of hookah enthusiasts that reaches far beyond its San Diego roots. From around the world, hookah smokers can't resist the fresh, flavored tobaccos that have made Fumari a favorite.

Only Fumari produces hookah tobacco in small, limited batches that are regularly replenished and hand-packed upon order for guaranteed freshness. Every single flavor is exclusively created by FUMARI using only the finest ingredients on planet earth. Taste-tested, and taste bud-approved in our hookah lounge. There's nothing better than freshly smoked Fumari.

Fumari Cola Hookah Tobacco is an original Fumari flavor creation. It’s a cola flavor with a Fumari twist. Tastes like soda pop, but unlike any other, this one has a thick, flavorful smoke.

Company: Fumari
Brand: Fumari Cola
Slogan: Hookah Tobacco, Pipes and More
Category: Beverages
Origin: USA
Packaging: PET Bottle
Price: $9.00 USD
Website:  fumari.com

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Darth Vader Energy Cola: Give Yourself to the Dark Side

This product must have been totally engulfed by the dark side, because details are damn near impossible to come by. All I could find is that it’s limited edition, and as I’m sure you’ve already guessed, from Japan.

(via EATAKU)

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diet sodas

Exotic flavors bubble up in diet soda market

It's been 60 years since diet soda first burst on the scene with a sugar-free ginger ale known as No-Cal that catered to diabetics. Then came RC Cola's Diet Rite, followed by Tab, Fresca and a slew of sugar-free versions of Pepsi and Coca-Cola that seem to be in perpetual states of reformulation to accommodate customers' fickle tastes.

Today, it isn't just colas that are going on a diet. The market for no-calorie sodas has become as effervescent as the beverages themselves, with an ever-expanding palette of exotic flavors such as coconut, pomegranate and coffee — many of them from small companies that are developing loyal followings catering to customers' thirst for carbonated indulgence without the sugar.

"We'd all love to drive a Ferrari if it had the fuel consumption of a Prius, but you can't have it all. What we've found with our product is that it gets the fuel consumption of a Prius and maybe drives like a BMW," said Paddy Spence, chief executive of Zevia, a brand of stevia-sweetened sodas based in Culver City that is sold locally at Whole Foods, Ralphs and some Targets, among other stores.

Zevia was the first carbonated drink company to use the natural, no-calorie sweetener derived from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant, which is generally recognized as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use as a sweetener in foods. Stevia is more commonly used in non-carbonated beverages, such as Sobe Life Water and Vitamin Water Zero.

Most diet sodas are artificially sweetened with aspartame (better known as NutraSweet or Equal), acesulfame potassium (also known as Ace-K) or sucralose (branded as Splenda) — sometimes in combination. All of them are artificial sweeteners produced using chemical processes that are regulated by the FDA as food additives. All of them offer more concentrated levels of sweetness than ordinary table sugar without the calories.

The FDA has approved the use of five artificial sweeteners as food additives, including aspartame, Ace-K and sucralose, as well as saccharin and neotame. Before each sweetener came to market, the FDA determined it was safe "well within acceptable daily intake levels," said FDA spokeswoman Carla Daniels.

While some studies have shown that repeated exposure to low- and no-calorie sweeteners may lead to the development of preferences for sweet foods and beverages and high-calorie foods, and eventually lead to health complications associated with such a diet, that hasn't slowed the market. Diet soda is a rare sweet spot in the carbonated soft-drink business. Sales of soda overall have been declining in the U.S. since 2005 as consumers migrate to other types of bottled drinks, such as water and tea. In 2000, diet sodas made up 24.7% of the crowded $76-billion carbonated beverage market in the U.S. Driven by consumers' demand for sweet drinks without the weight gain and tooth decay associated with 160-calories-per-can sugar versions, diet sodas now make up 29.1% of sales, according to John Sicher, editor and publisher of Beverage Digest in Medford Hills, N.Y.

Galco's Soda Pop Stop in L.A.'s Highland Park neighborhood carries almost two dozen types of diet soda, such as Fitz's of St. Louis, Boylan of New Jersey and Hank's of Trevose, Pa., as well as Lorina from France and Squamscot from New Hampshire. Among the flavors he carries are diet sodas in grape, chai and vanilla, as well as more traditional flavors, such as cola and citrus.

"People want to taste something different, and that's what we're about," said John Nese, owner of Galco's for 15 years. "Some of those people want zero calories."


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