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The distilled spirits industry experienced growth in 2011 while taking market share from beer, reported Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Cressy at the industry’s annual briefing for Wall Street analysts and reporters Jan. 30.
Skinnygirl Cocktails, a brand of Deerfield, Ill.-based Beam Inc., announced new additions to its line of low-calorie cocktails that will be available in May. Joining Skinnygirl Margarita, Sangria and White Cranberry Cosmo, the brand introduced Skinnygirl Pina Colada, Skinnygirl Vodka with Natural Flavors and Skinnygirl, The Wine Collection.
Premium Blend Inc., which previously launched Choco Noir wine, added V’Nilla Noir to its portfolio.
Featuring the tagline, “Your other wine will never know,” Flirt will hit the market next month through a joint venture between W.J. Deutsch & Sons Ltd. and Vintage Wine Estates.
Lillet, distributed in the United States by William Grant & Sons, launched its first new product in 50 years: Lillet Rosé.
Cantina di Soave USA launched a line of Volére boxed wines in eye-catching packaging.
Domaine Chandon launched a limited-edition summer bottle for its Chandon Brut Classic sparkling wine.
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