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Marnier-Lapostolle Inc.’s new Quintessence brand features a blend of vintage cognacs sourced from the Grande Champagne region and special family reserves aged as long as 60 years in French oak vats.
The Bitter Truth GmbH’s new line of fruit liqueurs was introduced with Apricot and Violet flavors.
R.W. Knudsen Family added two flavors to its organic line of Sparkling Essence sparkling spring water beverages: Organic Lime and Organic Coconut.
Push Beverages’ Tribe Tea brand introduced new flavors: Peach Tea and Diet Green Tea with Honey and Ginseng.
Orgain Inc.expanded its line of Orgain ready-to-drink nutritional shakes for adults with the introduction of an organic, nutritional shake formulated specifically for children. Orgain Healthy Kids is sold in 250-ml. aseptic cartons and available in Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla flavors. The packaging carries the same minimalist design cues from the first Orgain brand, but adds a cartoon monkey and fresh ingredient images to entice children, the package design firm says. Orgain Healthy Kids launched nationally at Whole Foods Market stores and is available for $2.39-$2.49.
Modjo Hydrate Elite, made by Cellutions LLC, is an all-natural sports drink infused with real coconut water, vitamin C and all-natural flavors and colors, and fortified with 99.9 percent pure sea salt. The beverage is available in Lemon Lime Ice, Orange Rush, Island Punch and Blue Crush flavors. Its 20-ounce and 32-ounce bottles have a suggested retail price of $1.59 and $2.59 each, respectively.
Simply Naked, a brand of Constellation Wines U.S., is a line of unoaked wines designed to express the true varietal character of the wine without the influence of oak barrels. It accomplishes this by aging the wine in 100 percent stainless steel, the company says. The Simply Naked inaugural collection includes the 2010 vintages of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cintron Beverage Group has expanded its drink line with a premium line of Cintron Iced Teas and Fruit Ades. The all-natural Iced Teas blend black or green tea with floral notes and fruit flavors, the company says.
Cruzan Rum, a brand of Beam Global Spirits & Wine Inc., added the 11th flavor to its line of rums: Strawberry. Cruzan Strawberry is made with all-natural flavors and cane sugar, plus a light taste of ginger, the company says.
PurBlu Brands launched Tonic, a 100 percent natural health shot designed as a healthy alternative to energy shots to provide an all-natural botanical boost, the company says. The functional beverage features vibrant packaging with blue tones for the Calm variety, reds for Immunity, greens for Detox, oranges for Focus and yellows for Energy. Key ingredients are featured on the neck of the bottles to keep the natural claim front and center for consumers, it says.
Second Glass hosted Wine Riot in Chicago on May 2 and 3. Wine Riot offered attendees an all-access pass to hundreds of new wines as well as multiple educational sessions about different wine styles and varietals. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)
Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.
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