This spring and summer expect to be bombarded by a bevy of fruity spirits that are low on the calories, and with the launch of The Light Grape that trend has now found itself a cozy, little place in the wine world. At 80 calories per serving, the newly-launched line of wines prides itself on maintaining the taste you love while providing a low-calorie product.
“While many U.S. consumers are interested in trying lower-calorie wines, skepticism about quality and taste have been the biggest obstacles to purchase,” said Accolade Wines North America Vice President of Marketing Reid Stinnett, in a statement. “With The Light Grape, we’ve found the perfect solution: flavorful wines that offer health conscious consumers a superior, low-calorie wine drinking experience.”
The Light Grape consists of four wines and they include a White Blend, Red Blend, Chardonnay, and Rose and each bottle retails for only $12. I had the opportunity to sample both the Chardonnay and Rose thanks to a package I received from The Light Grape earlier in the week and I have to say that both were pretty comparable to the average wine in that price range. So, from what I can tell you really aren’t sacrificing taste by going with this lower calorie option.
The Light Grape is currently available in certain markets in the United States, but be sure to check out their “Where To Buy” page for info on where the line of wines will be made available in the future.
If you happen to reside in Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New Orleans, or Houston, then you’ll soon be able to get your hands on the newly-launched D’USSÉ cognac. D’USSÉ initially debuted in New York City and then Washington D.C. last year and thanks to the success of those launches they’re ready to branch out to six new cities this year. The “Very Superior Old Pale” cognac began to work its way into the six markets mentioned above at the top of the year and will continue to expand into those cities throughout this month.
“We’ve been delighted by the incredible response to D’USSÉ cognac in New York and are now set to expand to additional markets,” said Giles Woodyer, VP Brand Managing Director of D’USSÉ. “Our goal was always to bring something new to the cognac category by offering a meticulously crafted and distinctly smooth new product, and I believe we’ve succeeded. We’ve been particularly excited that D’USSE has appealed not only to current cognac drinkers but also to a new generation of inquisitive drinkers that are appreciating the complexity and versatility of this brand. D’USSE lends itself to being consumed neat, but is also paving the way for a renaissance in cognac, with a mixability that is landing it onto the specialty cocktail list.”
Crafted in the cellars of the famed Chateau de Cognac in France, D’USSÉ is a VSOP cognac that takes pride in its bold flavor, smooth finish, and woody aromas.
Now this is one sexy Hennessy bottle. I thought the KAWS bottle was pretty amazing, but this latest addition to the Hennessy Privilege Collection might just take the cake. I absolutely love the color scheme which is a combination of various metallics including a translucent platinum and metallic purple. It’s kind of giving me a holiday vibe too, it’s very New Years Eve 2012.
“The new Hennessy Privilege packaging is a fresh adaptation of our iconic bottle and represents unique characteristics discovered within the bottle and inherent to those who enjoy Hennessy,” said Jennifer Yu, Director of Communications, Hennessy. “The collector edition’s smooth, sophisticated and distinct design evokes the imagination and conjures the endless possibilities when exploring the unknown or crafting the perfect night out.”
The Hennessy Privilege Collectors bottle will hit shelves on December 1st and will retail for $45.99 – $49.99 (750 ml bottle).
My mouth is burning up just thinking about this latest product from Southern Comfort and Tabasco, Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper. It sounds like a Bloody Mary lover’s dream come true. Now I absolutely love my food spicy, but when it comes to drinks I tend to stay away from the spicy side. But Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper seems like such a unique product that I just have to give it a try one of these days.
“This partnership between Southern Comfort and Tabasco brand strikes the perfect balance between sweet and heat and brings together two iconic brands for a one-of-a-kind product,” said Mark Bacon, VP, Managing Director, Southern Comfort in a statement. “Fiery Pepper gives our consumers another unique way to enjoy Southern Comfort that will challenge their senses and fire up the night.”
Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper will hit shelves October of this year and will retail for about $16.99 for a 750ml bottle.