Category Archives: sparkling

NEW PS Match Wines by Patti Stanger

Patti-Stanger-PS-MatchPrairie Creek Beverages announced Tuesday its partnership with Bravo! Network’s “Millionaire Matchmaker” star, Patti Stanger to create a new line of fine wines, PS Match. The collection is sourced from grapes around the world and developed in collaboration with established wine vintner, Cameron Hughes.

Dallas-based Prairie Creek Beverages specializes in wine and spirits brand development and marketing. With an impressive portfolio including JR Ewing Bourbon.

Patti-StangerStanger, PS Match co-founder and founder of Millionaires Club, is a third generation matchmaker, coming from a family of venerated matchmakers and matchmaking company owners. In addition, the Stanger family has a long history in hospitality and dining, owning several restaurants located on the East Coast. This is not Stanger’s first foray into the spirits industry, having been a huge fan of sake brand TY KU; Stanger became an owner and partner in the company. To date, Stanger has added acclaimed TV personality, bestselling author and radio host to her growing list of credits.

Cameron Hughes is well known as the SF-based co-founder, with his wife Jessica, of the Cameron Hughes Wines Company. Hughes Launched the Lot Series in 2004, selling to Whole Foods, Costco, Safeway, and others. Cameron Hughes Wine is one of the leading modern American wine companies in the US.

From a recent interview with LA Confidential Magazine:

ON WHAT TO EXPECT FROM HER NEW WINE COLLECTION, PS MATCH
PS: I’m going to have four flavors. We have a sweet red sparkling, we have a crisp green apple chardonnay, we have a cab—because we gotta have our traditional cab, but it’s a little more on the berry/jammy side—and we got to have our rose prosecco. Two of them come from Italy and two of them come from Napa; all four go with everything. These wines can be made into cocktails as well. With our sweet red sparkling, we do a sangria. Bringing people together was the big thing—bringing people together, sharing, relationships, intimacy, friendships have been built upon some the greatest wines of all time. And it is the elixir of the gods.

PS Match will be available at leading retailers in February of 2015.

Korbel Celebrates Romance With Limited Edition Brut Rose Bottle

Korbel celebrates romance with a limited edition Brut Rose bottle.
Korbel celebrates romance with a limited edition Brut Rose bottle.

GUERNEVILLE (RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY), Calif., Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Romance is in the air and there’s no season more sweet than the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day. Just in time for the big day, Korbel Champagne Cellars has released a limited edition Korbel Brut Rose bottle that celebrates romance in a stylish new way.

This sleek new Korbel Brut Rose California Champagne “Romance” sleeved bottle combines cool and hot with eye-catching style. The elegant white background is accented by hot pink lip prints and a wisp of black lace at the black foil. Modern, understated typography in hot pink and black add to the bottle’s chic, whimsical look.

The romantic style of the bottle is matched by the romantic style of the bubbly within. A consistent award winner, Korbel California Brut Rose features its distinctive pink hue, generous strawberry and black cherry fruit, fine, persistent bubbles and a hint of sweetness in the long, crisp finish. The strawberry and black cherry flavors perfectly pair with chocolate desserts like decadent chocolate mousse, classic layer cake or simply a box of chocolate covered cherries. Made using the time-honored methode champenoise, it is the perfect sparkler to celebrate romance, on Valentine’s Day or any day of the year.

Only 13,500 cases of Korbel California Brut Rose in this special “Romance” bottle were produced. It is available nationally at the same suggested retail as the “regular” bottling – $13.99. Of course, with Valentine’s Day fast approaching and supplies limited, romantics would be wise to get their bottles now.

Sweet news from Moet Hennessy

chandon_deliceA new Chandon bubbly is being released exclusively to Texas and Florida within the next few weeks.  Delice promises to be the ideal sparkler to pair with anything from spicy Asian and Thai food to sweet chocolate or fruit filled desserts.  Should hit stores shelves locally by the end of November so keep an eye out for this special sparkling wine, perfect for toasting the holidays.

The sparkling wine is a combination 45-45-10 split of Napa Valley-sourced Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

NEW: Hpnotiq Sparkle

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Heaven Hill Distilleries has extended its liqueur stable with a new holiday seasonal offering, Hpnotiq Sparkle. A multifaceted marketing campaign featuring reality TV star Khloe Karhashian will support the new release, which like Hpnotiq Liqueur is a blend of fruit juices, white wine, vodka and Cognac, but with Champagne-like bubbles.

STATS: Sparkle, which is 12.5% abv (25proof), is available in 750-ml. bottles at a price point of $19.99.