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THE UNION OF HENKELL & FREIXENET

There’s a new Spanish-German alliance and this one is all about wine. Henkell & Co. Sektkellerei and Freixenet SA have joined forces and unveiled a new name and a logo for the holding company, the former Henkell & Co. Group. The merger allows the two groups to access new markets...
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CHINA BUSTS $14.4 MILLION WORTH OF FAKE WINES

Counterfeit wine problems continue to abound in China . . . to the tune of $14.4 million worth of fake wine recently discovered in a bust. Police in China recently arrested 11 people and seized more than 5O,OOO bottles of fake wine bottled as Australia’s Penfolds and China’s Changyu in...
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IPSWICH ALE DEFROST

Ipswich will be releasing this Weizenbock style ale in early January as a new limited winter seasonal offering. This rich, malt-forward Bavarian style has German yeast flavors of banana and clove with notes of chocolate and dark fruit. Available on draft and in 16-ounce cans. The label artwork is a...
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CEDAR BROOK WINES

This line of wines from California features a Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Pinot Noir. The Cabernet is full-bodied and rich with fresh fruit, toasted oak, and vanilla. The Chardonnay has notes of apple, vanilla, and citrus fruit with a smooth crisp finish. The Merlot has hints of mocha and...
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90+ Cellars Ski Vermont

This is a limited-release wine created in partnership with the nonprofit organization Ski Vermont. $1 from the sale of every bottle will be donated to Ski Vermont and used to fund a new scholarship program for Vermont students. The California Cabernet is full-bodied and textured with hints of vanilla, dark...
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APPLETON 3O YEAR OLD RUM

This limited-edition 3O year old rum has aromas of baked pear, maple, spice and orange peel notes with hints of ginger and vanilla. Oak, spices and vanilla on the palate. Suggested retail for a 75Oml is $5OO. AVAILABLE FROM Horizon Beverage Company.

SAMUEL ADAMS WINTER CLASSICS

This year’s Winter Classics variety pack includes Boston Lager, Winter Lager, Chocolate Bock, Old Fezziwig, Sam ’76 and Holiday Porter. Suggested retail is $15.99 to $17.99 per 12-pack. AVAILABLE FROM Burke Distributing, Commercial Distributing, L. Knife & Son and Merrimack Valley Distributing.

KNOB CREEK TWICE BARRELED RYE

Knob Creek has released Twice Barreled Rye finished in new, charred American oak barrels. Suggested retail for a 75Oml is $5O. AVAILABLE FROM Horizon Beverage Company.

PATRÓN ESTATE RELEASE TEQUILA

Made from 1OO% Weber Blue agave, this blanco tequila has herbal and citrus notes, a smooth and sweet taste with a floral and black pepper finish, and an aroma of cooked agave with caramel, lemon tea and fruit. Suggested retail for a 75Oml is $1OO. AVAILABLE FROM Horizon Beverage Company.

TEMPLETON BARREL STRENGTH STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY

Natural, non-chill filtered and bottled at 57.2% ABV, this addition to the Templeton Rye portfolio is a barrel-strength edition matured and aged in flame charred American oak barrels. Velvety with flavors of rye spice and black pepper giving way to summer fruits, butterscotch and oak. Notes of orchard fruits. Suggested...
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