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Sogu has launched its first KickStarter Campaign

SOGU COOLER KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN IS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

San Antonio, TX, 2017-Jul-24 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — The Sogu Cooler keeps liquids cold in their bottle for up to 6 hours!

Sogu (www.sogucooler.com) has launched its first KickStarter Campaign to raise the funds necessary to pay for the tooling for the next version Sogu 2.0 Cooler. The patented Sogu Cooler keeps drinks cold for up to 6 hours while still in their original bottle. No ice needed!!! The Sogu Cooler prevents condensation from soaking your clothes or table cloths and is perfect for work, sports and restaurants.

“Our Sogu Cooler is a great addition to your home, restaurant or travel gear to keep your drink cold or hot!” – Michael Van Steenburg, Sogu President

While the Sogu 1.0 Cooler is ready for market now and fits most 1.0 to 1.5 liter bottles, the new Sogu 2.0 version will be even more modular and adjustable to fit an even wider variety of plastic and glass bottles. Sogu 2.0 also features additional technical features such as an optional reusable ice pack and vacuum insulation that increases the available cooling time up to 24 hours.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Michael Van Steenburg at sales@sogucooler.com.

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Straight Up New York Craft Spirits Festival

Warwick, New York, 2016-Jun-22 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — On Saturday, July 9, 2016 Black Dirt Distillery will host its 2nd Annual Straight Up New York craft spirits festival, from 12pm-5pm. The event will take place at Warwick Valley Winery & Black Dirt Distillery (114 Little York Rd. Warwick, NY 10990), located in the heart of Hudson Valley.

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Tickets to participate are $40.00 and can be purchased at: www.blackdirtdistillery.comAdmission for designated drivers is $15.00. Transportation from NYC and general admission is $90.

Straight Up New York features nearly two-dozen of the state’s leading craft spirits producers, who are coming together to celebrate the New York craft spirits industry. Gourmet food and spirits will be available for tastings and purchase, as well as tours of Black Dirt Distillery. Attendees can enjoy live music while getting the opportunity to meet the pioneers shaping the beverage landscape with their unique brands. In addition to the expansive list of local distilleries; farmers, authors, musicians and chefs will fill this tented event a top the scenic orchards of Warwick Valley Winery. Tractor rides with picturesque views will be offered exclusively to those joining Straight Up New York; participants will receive a souvenir “Straight Up New York Rocks” glass.

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Craft spirit distillers in attendance include: Albany Distilling Company, Atsby Vermouth, Barrows Intense, Black Button, Black Dirt Distillery, Brooklyn Gin, Copper Sea, Denning’s Point Distillery, Finger Lakes Distillery, Greenhook Ginsmiths, Harvest Spirits, Hillrock Estate Distillery, Lockhouse Distillery, Long Island Spirits, New York Distilling Company, Orange County Distillery, Orchard Hill, Port Morris Distillery, Prohibition Distillery, Taconic Distillery, Tirado, Tuthilltown Spirits, Van Brunt Stillhouse, 5Spoke Creamery, Black Sheep Cheese Farm and many more!

Contact-Details: Heather Dolland/ 600 3rd Ave, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10016/646.460.1679/heather@allthetastesofnewyork.com www.allthetastesofnewyork.com

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Winecrasher.com launches revolutionary best value wine club

Napa, California, 2016-May-19 — /EPR Food & Beverage News/ — Winecrasher.com, announced today the launch of a new wine club based on the company’s unique “Crash Pricing” concept – which guarantees the best prices for critically rated wine.

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In Winecrasher’s innovative concept, which was inspired by Hotwire/Priceline, the customer is shown all the info about a wine (rating, varietal, region and vintage) but the company only reveals the wine label and name of the winery after the purchase is complete. This discrete discount model allows Winecrasher to offer the greatest discounts on wines while protecting winery brands.

Winecrasher is extending this concept to it’s newly launched wine clubs which will offer customers a monthly subscription, for either three (3) or six (6) bottles of critically rated wines.

Each of the wine clubs is guaranteed the following:

  • The best price in the US market for each bottle
  • Each bottle sold has been critically rated by either Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, Antonio
    Galloni’s Vinous or Burghound.
  • Free California shipping and only $9.99 shipping nationwide (excluding UT, MA, PA, AK and HI)
  • Super easy cancellation – just send an email

In addition, Winecrasher will offer a premium experience through its personally tailored wine club for anyone who wants to customize their selection.

“We wanted to create a club where people can try new wines, without preconceived notions, while learning about new regions. With the guarantee that they’re getting the best value,” said Winecrasher’s Co-Founder and Wine Director, Nancy O’Connell. Nancy, who will manage and select the club’s wine portfolio, also mentioned that “While we choose the wines based on our own impressions, sourcing only critically rated wine allows the added assurance that the customers receive a product of verifiable quality.”

“This wine club concept ties in to the whole philosophy of Winecrasher,” said Winecrasher’s Founder, Niv Nissenson. “We feel that people are tired of wine clubs that market obscure wines or put high markups on the bottles sold. We think that wine consumers are equally dissatisfied with clubs that make it very easy to join but difficult to unsubscribe. At Winecrasher we aspire to create a wine club where the best price is guaranteed, every wine is rated and it’s very easy to cancel”

Winecrasher’s wine club can be accessed in the following link:http://www.winecrasher.com/Wine- Club_c_61.html

About Winecrasher:
Launched in Early 2016 in California, Winecrasher.com brings a new and unique marketing concept to U.S. wine retail. Inspired by Travel Websites Hotwire.com and Priceline.com , Winecrasher utilizes “crash pricing” to provide it’s customers with the guaranteed best value in wine. Winecrasher provides customers with all the information about a bottle of wine (region, varietal, score etc.) but only reveals the name of the wine after the purchase is complete. This allows Winecrasher to offer the guaranteed best prices in the market while protecting winery brands from public discounting. A win-wine for consumers and wineries!

Contact-Details: niv@winecrasher.com 707 6378053

 

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Redefining The Modern Wine Experience

Josh McFadden, the 31 yr. old Creative Director and Founder of Proof Wine Collective (a creative company dedicated to developing small-production, critically-acclaimed wineries) has big plans for a space of his own. The self-taught entrepreneur has spent over ten years mastering the ins and outs of the wine industry: working harvest, sommelier at restaurants, wine buyer, wine shop clerk, cellar rat, cook, server, and wine label designer… He’s been there!

After 4 years of building Proof from the ground up, Josh is ready to catapult himself into the next big project. Turncoat Wine Co. will be a wine bar located in the center of the rapidly growing wine region that is the Central Coast of California. Not only will it be a wine bar, the 4000 sq. ft. space will also offer a full service restaurant, wine shop, lesson room for tastings, and also act as an event location. Turncoat will create a much larger wine presence in the small downtown of San Luis Obispo, and put the area on the map as a top destination for lovers of wine, art and food. It is set to open its doors in early 2013.

The space will be a “living gallery”, as Josh describes it. “Imagine the most interesting party you’ve ever been to: you are meeting fascinating people, including awesome winemakers, offering you wines you’ve never seen, you are being offered food from the season you’ve never tasted, and you have at your disposal over 500 wines from wineries located everywhere in the world. The place will be a display of sensations, and the play between all of them: an interpretation-gasm.”

Needless to say, Josh is intent that Turncoat will be a work of art in itself. His repertoire includes labels on display at the SF MOMA, Trader Joes, as well as for many of the top wine producers of Paso Robles and Santa Barbara like Herman StorySans LiegeField RecordingsAlta Maria, and Force of Nature.

“The winemakers I’ve worked with, just like myself, don’t come from money or privilege.” Josh brings up. “We’ve had to make our own way and we couldn’t have made it this far without the support from our friends.”

In preparation for Turncoat, Proof Wine Collective has put together a compelling campaign to raise money and awareness on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter.com. They’re trying to raise $25,000 by Dec. 3rd in order to help fund some of the initial start up costs of the wine bar. Rewards for support vary from graphic t-shirts, fine art prints, and custom art pieces inspired by yourself. “One print we made is called Wine Pangea which is my attempt to simplify and beautify the world of wine; and the other is called Presidential Drugs of Choice it’s a print detailing every drug/vice done by each President,” explained Josh.  Both the prints reflect Proof’s unique creative style which reappropriates vintage engravings with colors, elegant typography, and new information.

Proof Wine Collective was founded in 2008 in order to create a world where curious and creative spirits may fall in love with wine. Visit their website atwww.proofwinecollective.com.

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Experience California in a Glass with The Big Crush

Discover Californian sunshine in a glass with The Big Crush wine range from Juicy Grape – with each wine from the portfolio bursting with fruit, they will be sure to wash away those winter blues. So, if you are looking to buy wine online this Christmas, now is the time to do it.

The Big Crush Pinot Grigio has aromas of pear drops with flavours of fresh honeydew melon and pink grapefruit ending with a crisp, refreshing finish. The Grenache Rosé reveals flavours of red summer berries alongside strawberries which ends with a soft, rounded finish. Both wines are best enjoyed chilled to release their full fruit potential. The Big Crush Merlot should be consumed at room temperature to fully appreciate the delicate blackberry notes and flavours of jammy plum and red berry, harmonised by a touch of vanilla. Its velvety texture is smooth and has a long lasting finish.

So, as you enter the winter months and the long summer nights become a distant memory, pick up a bottle of The Big Crush and experience California in all its glory.

The Big Crush wines have an RRP of £6.99 off promotion and £5.49 on promotion, available through the impulse / convenience sector.

For further details on Legacy wines and its brands, please visit www.legacywines.co.uk. For further details on Juicy Grape wines, and the range of Californian wines that are available, please visit www.juicygrapewines.co.uk.

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Legacy Wines Debut with ‘The Gathering’

The recently launched Legacy Wines impulse, export and on-trade division of Manchester-based Kingsland Wines and Spirits has announced its first new brand launch.

‘The Gathering’ is Legacy’s contemporary brand inspired by the spirit of people coming together and the philosophy that good wine is best enjoyed when shared with friends. Three 2011 vintage South African wines initially make up the range; a Shiraz/Grenache, Chenin/Chardonnay and Pinotage Rose, a great selection of South African red wine, white wine and rose.

The range is available from a number of stockists including Landmark members, Nisa retailers, selected Spar stores in the South West and Filshill in Scotland; with many more retailers coming throughout the year.

The Gathering’s launch, with an RRP of £6.99 and upcoming promotions, marks the start to an exciting year for Legacy Wines, who are also planning further brand releases in 2012; including other sharing and dinner party wines from New Zealand and California showcased at this year’s coming ProWein and LIWF exhibitions.

Legacy Marketing Manager Laura Delooze commented on the launch: “We are delighted to announce the launch of ‘The Gathering’; the first of a number of new brands we are developing for the Impulse, On Trade and European export channels. The wine quality and innovative branding, supported by a bespoke website and social media pages, have already been well received resulting in strong listings.”

For further details on Legacy Wines including news on future launches, please visit the Legacy Wines website www.legacywines.co.uk, or for further news on The Gathering, please visit the newly launched website (www.gatheringwines.co.uk), Facebook page (facebook.com/GatheringWines) and Twitter page (@GatheringWines).

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Old World Gourmet Is Ringing In 2010 With A Little Frost On The Bubbly

First it was freezing wine, then it was the Bitch Bags (which, by the way, is their 2nd best selling line ), and now they are freezing champagne!! Old World Gourmet will be debuting their Bellini Frost line at the January 2010 Gift show at Americas Mart in Atlanta Georgia!! They have 3 flavors available at this time, a tropical mango, an apple and a harvest peach with additional flavors on the way! These three powdered mixes all make 1 gallon of positively fabulous frosted bubbly drinks. This is a mix, freeze and stir product line, just like their coast to coast famous frozen wine mix. No blenders, no ice needed which makes their product lines very consumer friendly. Private labeling is also available through Old World Gourmet with very low minimums. There is nothing like these three Bellini Frost Champagne Freeze Mixes….This is truly Champagne at its best! Update your Champagne experience and be a part of the trend for 2010!

Old World Gourmet Is Ringing In 2010 With A Little Frost On The Bubbly

Dan and De’Anna Sullivan started this business on September 11, 2001(yes, that date is correct) with only 2 products and over the last 8 years they have constantly surprised and delighted retailers from coast to coast with their innovative and “out of the box” creativity and product lines. The company now has over 70 products, each one being unique in creation, color, packaging, and flavors. Old World Gourmet has received multiple 1st place awards for Best Packaging, Best Cold Beverage, Best Snack, and Best New Gift Item. Visit their web site at www.owgshop.com and you’ll agree that they are way ahead of the curve!

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No Changes when Customers Select Christmas Wines

The ONLINE WINE RETAILER Serenata Wines sees that its UK clients are sticking to established choices this Christmas. The company does not glimpse any effects f r o m the financial difficulties that may still have its influence on the economy in the UK.

No Changes when Customers Select Christmas Wines

Serenata sees that Burgundy, a classical Christmas wine, is picking up gracefully in orders this time.

The London-based online wine specialist also revealed that additional established favorites, Port and Champagne, are proving admired.

Peter Ahl, Managing Director of Serenata Wines, said: “We routinely become aware of variations in wine popularity throughout different time of the year and have also noticed a number of influences f r o m current economical downturns, but this Christmas we see a solid growth and people buy the long-established wines.

“In Britain wine drinking is increasing steady. Every wine-growing state sends its stuff here which creates an embarrassment of choices. Buying wine online has too given people much extra choices and choice to acquire the most excellent. The selection of wines for Christmas is considered by many fairly confusing.

“Generally, Burgundy is considered the Christmas wine traditional. Many people who drink plenty of additional wines with a bit more ‘grip’ during the rest of the year do love their traditional Burgundy for their Xmas feast.

“Sparkling wine has its natural place in many social gatherings throughout Christmas time and the equally could be said for a glass of Port . Port which has a tendency to be replaced by other drinks still holds its position during Christmas.”

But Serenata’s out of the ordinary proposal for the ideal Christmas wine is a red wine that is not quite as conventional. Montepuliciano d’Abruzzo f r o m Valle Reale was the champion of Three Glasses in the 2009 Gambero Rosso Awards.

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Spanish Food at Christmas Time: A Festive Treat

Perhaps one of the most flavoursome cuisines in the world, Spanish Food has plenty to offer in the way of enjoyment, and is for that reason a great addition to any Christmas stocking. With superb wines, from Riojas to Moscatel dessert wine, and excellent olives, Spanish food is a notable indulgence that can really put the enjoyment back into Christmas winters.

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The range of cheeses and meats in Spanish food is also impressive: for meat lovers, there’s no better gift than a well preserved chorizo sausage, or some finely prepared Serrano ham, and the Manchego, Idiazabal and Murcia al Vino cheeses are some of the best in the world, and will certainly get the love and appreciation they deserve from the cheese addicts among your presents list.

When stuck for something to buy those at Christmas who insist that it’s a time for enjoyment and fun, then, remember that specialist and genuinely quality food and drink are excellent luxuries that most people will appreciate, and that Spanish food is some of the best cuisine out there.

The Mediterranean is so rich in cuisine, in fact, that some of its most famous exports – its meats and cheeses – are easily matched by its vegetarian dishes, such as asparagus, piquillo peppers and artichokes.

For those with a sweet tooth, too, there are plenty of nuts, sweets and honeys and jams that can satisfy even the most ardent sugar fiend.

Contact Details: info@delicioso.co.ukwww.delicioso.co.uk, 44 (0) 1865 340055, Delicioso UK Ltd, Unit 14, Tower Business Park, Berinsfield, Oxon OX10 7LN.

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UK Wine Drinker Hazel Rigazio Has 2,015 Naked Wines’ Customers To Thank For Winning A Winemaking Trip To Mclaren Vale, South Australia

UK wine drinker Hazel Rigazio has 2,015 Naked Wines‘ customers to thank for winning a winemaking trip to McLaren Vale, South Australia.

Naked Wines, along with bbcgoodfood.com and the Government of South Australia, ran a competition throughout September challenging customers to come up with a new name for a wine, with Hazel’s entry Botanically Blessed winning the lions share of the public vote.

“I asked all of my friends to vote for my entry, but I never imagined I’d get 2,015 votes let alone win the competition, I’m absolutely astounded! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime trip and I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves, live the life of a winemaker, and blend my very own wine” explained Hazel.

Hazel, from Mersyside, will spend a week working alongside Naked Wines’ producer Jock Harvey at his family-run winery Chalk Hill, and if all goes according to plan, customers will see her tipple Botanically Blessed for sale in the UK on the Naked site.

“We had over 5,000 entries in total, with some really strong contenders – and some pretty ropey and inappropriate ones too!” explained Rowan Gormley, Founder of Naked Wines. “ But putting it to the public vote made it easy to pick the winner. We use our most interactive customers to help us select our wines, and it made sense to do the same with the competition.”

With the second most popular entry (ade-get-laide) receiving 433 votes, Hazel’s entry was the outright favourite.

Other entries included Didgeribooze, Down Wonder, Aussie Drools and Not for the Sheilas, with one entrant including a label design of his naked girlfriend posing strategically inside a six-bottle box (Robert Young Photography).

Hazel’s trip will include a stay on Kangaroo Island, a tour of Adelaide and numerous cellar-door tastings. And to find out how Hazel gets on, you can follow her blog at http://www.nakedwines.com/auscomp.

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Alimentum Makes The Sunday Telegraph Top 50 Summer Restaurants List

Alimentum Restaurant in Cambridge, renowned for its affordable, ethical, award-winning food was placed runner up in the prestigious Observer Food Monthly Best Restaurants in Great Britain Awards recently, joining The Fat Duck at Bray in the Southern area selections. Moro in London took the overall prize – as voted by readers of the Guardian / Observer titles.

The online review says simply “Gorgeous menus using organic and locally sourced produce.”

And in August The Sunday Telegraphs Jasper Gerard voted Alimentum one of his top 50 summer restaurants in the UK after dining at the restaurant in July

“…This French classic is rarely executed with much panache in England, but this is as delicious as I’ve tasted… there is plenty of gastro promise here and I heartily recommend it.”
– Jasper Gerard, The Telegraph

Speaking about the influential recognition the restaurant has achieved of late, owner John Hudgell commented “This is just superb recognition of all that we are striving to achieve at the restaurant. To be placed as a runner up alongside Heston Blumenthal and his team has made everyone here feel a little bit special – and rightly so! And Jasper Gerard doesn’t pull any punches either so we’re obviously doing lots of things right.

August has been quite a month for us as we’ve also just received news that we’ve been shortlisted for another RSPCA Award – having picked up the Innovation Award in 2008 we have this year been nominated in the Independent Restaurant category and are looking forward to the awards night on October 7th.

For details on the RSPCA nomination click here: www.caterersearch.com.

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Who Says There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch (Or Dinner)?

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch (or dinner)? To celebrate the launch of their new website, Alimentum Restaurant Cambridge is giving customers the chance to win a meal for two, up to the value of £100, every month for a year at Alimentum! Furthermore, there are twelve runner up prizes of dinner for two, again worth £100 per meal.*

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To enter this fabulous competition, simply visit restaurantalimentum.co.uk and follow the instructions on the screen. Closing date for entries is September 30th 2009, and the lucky winner will be announced at the restaurant by owner John Hudgell in the first week of October.

Since opening in 2007, Alimentum has been quietly making a name for itself, winning three AA Rosettes, runner up at The Observer Food Monthly awards 2008, as well as a RSPCA Good Business award for their commitment to the ethical values of the restaurant. Head chef Mark Poynton recently joined the restaurant from nearby two-Michelin starred Midsummer House, where he spent seven years in the kitchen. Mark draws on his extensive Michelin Star restaurant experience to create dishes brimming with quality and originality at Alimentum. Starters from Mark’s new menu at Alimentum includeVelouté of pea with lardo and pea shoots and Assiette of duck with nettle puree and girolles.Main courses include Slow roast sirloin of beef Bordelaise, fricassee of snails and girolles and braised beef shin. And tempting dessertsinclude blackberry and granny smith mousse with granny smith sorbet.

Alimentum is also proud to host an acclaimed jazz club showcasing established and award winning rising stars every Tuesday evening, with the new season beginning in mid September.

One of the top French restaurants in Cambridge, Alimentum also has a cocktail bar, fantastic set menus and special offers.

*Terms and conditions apply

By taking part you are agreeing to receive news and promotions from Restaurant Alimentum. There is no purchase necessary but will only accept one entry per person. All winners will be notified and invited to join us at the restaurant for a glass of bubbly and prize-giving presentation. Your data will never be passed to a third party and you have the option to unsubscribe from e-marketing activity at any point in the future.

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Old World Gourmet Received A First Place Award For Best New Gourmet Gift With Their Party In A Pitcher

They have taken their line of already consumer friendly bar mixers, put it in the actual pitcher you make it up in, gift wrapped it, and it’s ready to go! The pitchers are trimmed out with coordinating colors to match the bar mixer inside. The Margarita Pitchers are done in bright greens, the Cosmopolitans are in hot pink…..the Frozen Wine Chillers are in burgandys, sage and golds…….you get the picture. Absolutely THE Perfect Hostess Gifts.

Old World Gourmet also received First Place in the Best Snack Category for their Simply SINsational Trail Mix. They combined freshly roasted and lightly salted pecans, almonds, cashews, brazils, macadamias, pistachios, hazelnuts and peanuts and then added FRIED GREEN PEAS! Mama said………. eat your peas and what a way to eat your peas! It’s packaged in assorted bandanas tied with jute string. A great snack mix with a keepsake bandana!! This item is a great basket inclusion, perfect for Father’s Day, and can even be assembled in your favorite “GAME DAY” colors! This is simply The Best Snack in town!

Old World Gourmet has been in the business of selling frozen wine chillers for 6 years. Dan and Deanna Sullivan attribute the success of their company to the grace of God, commitment to succeed, and always exceeding our customer’s expectations. “Success for us is truly measured by our customer’s complete satisfaction.” Deanna states.

Old World Gourmet actually made its debut on September 11, 2001… (Yes that date is correct). Dan reflected back to the day the business started, “We were in Philadelphia at the National Candy Show. Certainly we will never be able to forget that day.”

Old World Gourmet will be celebrating their 6th year in business on September 11, 2007. “Our parent company “Nuts for You” started in 1996 in Florida with two products, cinnamon and sugar glazed nuts and my grandmother’s “church punch” which later became our signature “Old World Cider”. Deanna reminisced By providing a high quality line of products and designing their own packaging and marketing strategies, It is no wonder that within the last five (5) years Old World Gourmet has reached a regular customer base just over 4000. They manufacture all of their products from the actual item to the custom bags that they go into. All are hand-crafted and hand assembled one bag at a time. Merchants who have developed a working relationship with Old World Gourmet are able to take advantage of their private labeling for resellers. If there is a frozen wine cooler on the market, it likely got its start at Old World Gourmet.

Old World Gourmet has been featured in The Home Business Magazine which highlights “self-made” business individuals. Some of their products such as our Vineyard Frost and their Margarita have been featured in magazines such as Rave Reviews and Country Business. Their products can be found in locations such at The Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Tampa Airport, Orlando Airport, Hallmarks, Theme parks, Boutiques, Hospital gift shops, and hundreds of retail shops.

Excitedly Deanna announces the new line of products that just hit the market. “Our Wine @ Five Collections(TM) of frozen wine chillers is a must! The hottest NEW Frozen Wine Drinks are here. Vineyard Frost, a refreshingly different way to cool down on a hot summer day! Just add our Vineyard Frost, your favorite wine, and mix, freeze and enjoy! No blender or ice needed. We are also the home of the “BITCH BAG” Collection of frozen Wine Mixes. That’s right, the “BITCH BAG” collection! THE BITCH IS BACK and she is at Old World Gourmet! Hot off the production line from Old World Gourmet, their new “Bitch Bag Collection” is breaking record sales. The powdered mix collection consists of all the favorites, “Wine-E-Bitch”, “Bitch-ARita”, “Cosmo Bitch”, “Lemon Drop Bitch” and “Bitchy Colada”.

For a delightful and unique wine tasting party, mix with your favorite wine, freeze about 3 hours, wire whisk and instantly become the best host/hostess in town! A frozen wine way ahead of its time!

These “Bitches” are here to stay. Come on now……………… you know you WANT ONE!

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Waitrose Launches New Range Of Seasonal Fine Foods With An International Twist Which Has Something To Suit All Tastes And Budgets

Waitrose has announced the launch of their new range of seasonal fine foods with something to suit all tastes and budgets.

As the credit crunch drives the appeal for home entertaining and dining, those watching the pennies this festive period can still enjoy the finest foods with the fresh party collection from Waitrose.

The new range offers an exciting collection of 38 contemporary canapés, with something to suit all tastes.

This latest range includes bite-sized classics from around the world, such as traditional styled classics with British recipes like Mini Beef Wellingtons, and Mini Yorkshire Puddings filled with beef, onion relish and crème fraîche with horseradish and mustard.

The Mediterranean collection includes Scallop and Chorizo Skewers, which are hand-made with slices of spicy Spanish chorizo and succulent scallops, marinated with roasted peppers, Sunblush tomato paste and parsley. Other Mediterranean favourites include the ever popular Brie and Cranberry Parcels, as well as Mushroom and Mascarpone Cups, Mini Bruschettas and Lamb Koftas.

The Oriental flavours which are on offer include Mini Salmon Fishcakes with a garlic and ginger dip, Mini Duck Spring Rolls, Spiced Chicken and Cashew Cakes and Paper Prawns.

The new Christmas recipes party food collection will be available in Waitrose branches from November 17th ensuring anyone can lay on an impressive buffet spread for their New Year’s celebration with minimum effort.

All items are suitable for home-freezing too, so they can keep be kept in the freezer through Christmas and into the New Year, and of course all come with the assurance that they are made with the highest quality ingredients.

The new party food collection will be available in Waitrose branches from November 17th About Waitrose Waitrose has 191 branches in its estate including stores in Wales and Scotland and has just been named Britain’s Best High Street Retailer at the Which? Awards 2008 and Supermarket of the Year by the RSPCA at its Good Business Awards in 2008. The food shop has won more major wine awards than any other retailer and was named Supermarket of the Year 2007 at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

Waitrose sells over 1,700 organic products, over 60 different types of fish and seafood and more than 100 different cheeses. The food shop also enjoys one of the best reputations for dealing with farmers and suppliers

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Highland Fayre Has Launched A New Range Of Luxury Hampers

Highland Fayre, the premier Scottish hamper company for luxury corporate gift hampers, has just released a brand new range of hampers.

The new Highland Fayre hamper range is set to offer a wide selection of goods, including the company’s Royal Banquet, which contains a selection of their finest wines and gourmet food. There is also variety of Scottish hampers, chocolate gift boxes and the traditional port and stilton selections, as well as cases of wine and champagne hampers.

Highland Fayre is also continuing to offer customers the bespoke hamper service, as well as the new range of hampers. The service offers clients the ability to specify the contents of their hamper, as well as the style of packaging and type of delivery service. A large selection of food is on offer and hampers can also be tailored to particular food and drink types.

Highland Fayre has also recently noticed an increase in business from abroad. A spokesperson for Highland Fayre commented on the increasing popularity of its hampers from British expats living overseas:

“Our hampers have always been popular with UK customers and now we’re seeing an increase in orders for our Christmas hampers from British expats currently residing in Australia, China, America and other countries. It can be difficult for those living aboard to arrange gifts for their friends and family back home, but the quick and easy nature of buying and sending a hamper through our website, is proving popular with many who reside abroad.”

The popularity of Highland Fayre hampers abroad can be attributed to the company’s ability to arrange delivery of their hampers throughout Europe, and its partner hamper companies in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

About Highland Fayre:
Highland Fayre Ltd is the premier Scottish hamper company for luxury corporate gift hampers. Highland Fayre was established in 1985 and has since developed a high quality reputation within the corporate gift market.

Highland Fayre extensive experience of supplying bespoke hampers and gifts allows their dedicated team to gauge instinctively which luxury items recipients most like to find in their hamper or gift box. Highland Fayre offers a selection of luxury gift hampers that includes wine gift boxes, themed hampers and luxury Christmas hampers for all ranges of budgets.

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