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Skyy Infusions Ginger

Skyy Spirits, a subsidiary of Italy’s Gruppo Campari, added ginger to its line of infused vodka. Skyy Infusions Ginger has notes of spiced and juiced ginger, roasted oranges and cinnamon, the company says. The all-natural vodka is available in 50-ml. bottle for a suggested retail price of $1.99, 750-ml. package for $18.49, and 1-liter bottle for $26.49. 
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Rob's Really Good

Rob’s Really Good launched a line of bottled beverages of the same name, including iced teas, herbal teas and juices. The line is organic and themed around abundance and optimism, the company says. Rob’s Really Good is available in 14-ounce glass bottles in varieties, such as Half & Half (iced tea and lemonade), Agave Mate, Chocolate Tea, and Malaysian Hibiscus.
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TummyTickler Tots

In Zone Brands Inc. introduced TummyTickler Tots, a reduced sugar apple juice for toddlers ages 1 to 3 years old. The drinks were formulated with 40 percent less sugar, no artificial flavors, colors and sweeteners, and packaged in 4-ounce bottles and 125-ml. juice boxes. The bottles have a kid-grip bottle shape and spill-proof sippy spout with licensed tops featuring characters such as Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Bob the Builder and Clifford the Big Red Dog. 
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Akvinta Vodka

Akvinta Vodka announced its Mediterranean vodka is now available in the U.S. market. Akvinta is triple distilled and filtered through a patented quintuple filtration process, which consists of five filters: birch charcoal, marble, silver, gold and platinum. The product is packaged in a clear bottle to highlight that the vodka contains sparkling spring water from Dalmatia. Akvinta is available in 750-ml. and 1-liter bottles.
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Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

Solaire by Robert Mondavi added Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir, a new varietal, to its line. The varietal joins Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay and a Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon. Ninety percent of the grapes are from the Bianchi Bench Vineyard along the California coast. The wine was released to on-premise accounts for a suggested price of $10 per glass.
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Aquafina Plus Vitamins 10 Cal

PepsiCo added Aquafina Plus Vitamins 10 Cal to the Canadian market. The product is a low-calorie, vitamin-enhanced water sweetened with a stevia extract. Aquafina Plus Vitamins 10 Cal is available in Black and Blue Berry, Acai Fruit Punch and Tropical Cherimoya. A bottle retails between $1.89 and $1.99 in Canada. The company says it expects the product to launch in major U.S. markets in the coming months. 
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Teas' Tea Naturally Sweet

Ito En created Teas’ Tea Naturally Sweet, a flavored tea intended to appeal to consumers making the transition from sweetened to unsweetened tea, the company says. The product carries 8 grams of cane sugar and 40 calories per serving. Teas’ Tea is available in Teas’ Tea Blueberry Green, Teas’ Tea Citrus Black and Teas’ Tea Mango Oolong. A bottle retails between $1.25 and $1.49. 
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TeaZazz Sparkling Tea

Drink Tea Zazz introduced TeaZazz Sparkling Tea, an iced tea that combines the carbonation of soft drinks with the health properties of tea, the company says. TeaZazz is available in Peach Tea, Green Tea Lemon, Green Tea Mint, Original Tea, White Tea Orange/Mango and White Tea Kiwi/Strawberry varieties. The 20-ounce bottles retail between $1.69 and $2.09. 
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El Grado Tequila

El Grado Spirits LLC unveiled El Grado Tequila, tequilas made from Blue Weber Agave plants. El Grado Tequila is available in El Grado Blanco, with agave flavors and hints of fruit and pineapple; El Grado Reposado, which adds vanilla and caramel fragrances; and El Grado Anejo, with flavors such as honey, butter and caramel. The products are packaged in a French-made bottle featuring a glass-topped closure. A 750-ml. bottle retails between $45 and $50. 
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Ranger India Pale Ale

New Belgium Brewing introduced Ranger IPA, a year-round India Pale Ale. The beer features Simcoe, Chinook and Cascade hops complemented by pale and dark caramel malts to bring out the hop aroma and flavor. Ranger IPA is named for New Belgium’s Beer Rangers, who serve in 26 states ensuring New Belgium beers are available in their local markets. The beer retails for $7.99 and is offered in most states where New Belgium is sold. 
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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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