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NEW: SKYY Infusions California Apricot

skyy-infusions-ca-750ml-1SKYY Vodka, born in San Francisco, and steeped with the innovative and progressive spirit of California, celebrates its heritage by adding SKYY Infusions® California Apricot to its line of flavored vodkas. With the introduction of the latest addition to the trendsetting SKYY Infusions lineup, the brand launches the first premium apricot-infused vodka made with real fruit.

SKYY’s progressive spirit means selecting only the finest natural ingredients to capture the essence of each fruit infusion. The new SKYY Infusions California Apricot combines the juicy flavor of natural California apricots with the smooth SKYY Vodka consumers love and know to create a true-to-fruit experience only SKYY can deliver. SKYY Infusions California Apricot is a refreshingly versatile flavor that can be enjoyed on the rocks, as a way to elevate favorite cocktails, or paired with an India Pale Ale as a new take on the summer Shandy.

“Stone fruit, especially apricot, is a trending flavor popping up across food and beverage, even making its way onto cocktail drink menus,” said Richard Black, Vice President of Marketing, White Spirits and Cordials, CampariAmerica.

SKYY Infusions California Apricot joins the brand’s existing line of award-winning premium flavors, which includes Citrus, Blood Orange, Pineapple, Bartlett Pear, Honeycrisp Apple, Tropical Mango, Coastal Cranberry, Texas Grapefruit, Pacific Blueberry, Georgia Peach, Vanilla Bean, Wild Strawberry, Cherry, and Raspberry. Since the introduction of SKYY Vodka in California in 1992, the brand has always been an innovator.

The new flavor is 70 proof (35% ABV), is available in 50ml ($1.99), 750mL ($13.99), 1L ($16.99) and 1.75L ($21.99). The entire SKYY Infusions collection can be enjoyed simply on the rocks, with club soda, or in other delicious, sophisticated cocktails. For more information, visit SKYY.com, http://www.facebook.com/SKYYVodka and on Instagram and Twitter: @SKYYVodka.

 

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On Crowdfunder: Yao Family Wines

Photograph courtesy yaofamilywines.com -
Photograph courtesy yaofamilywines.com –

Premium Napa Valley Wine Company, Founded by NBA Star, Yao Ming

Napa Valley winery, Yao Family Wines, has announced an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdfunder to open tasting rooms, build its direct-to-consumer business and create new market opportunities. Perks for top investors include tickets to wine-tasting and gala events, and the grand opening of the Yao Family Wines Shanghai tasting room.

“We may all be eating different meals but we are drinking from the same bottle. That’s why I fell in love with wine. It reminded me of family-style meals in China, where everyone shares a common meal.”

Yao Family Wines, founded by NBA legend Yao Ming, bottles three ranges of wines including YAO MING Family Reserve, YAO MING Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and Napa Crest, a proprietary Napa Valley red wine blend. The wines have been remarkably well received, scoring between 90 and 98 points from acclaimed critics such as Robert Parker, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

Seeking to raise $3 million on Crowdfunder, the company plans to build a visitor center in Napa Valley for guests to enjoy tastings and events. China, a major market for Yao Family Wines and a huge growth market for the luxury California wine industry, will also become home to a new tasting room in Shanghai.

Yao Ming launched Yao Family Wines as a result of a discovered love of wine during his time in the United States, and an admiration for the beauty of Napa Valley. “Every shared bottle of wine becomes a permanent memory – a night you share with family and friends,” said Yao. “We may all be eating different meals but we are drinking from the same bottle. That’s why I fell in love with wine. It reminded me of family-style meals in China, where everyone shares a common meal.”

“Crowdfunder is a great vehicle for entrepreneurs like Yao Ming to tell their story and connect with investors that believe in their vision,” said Chance Barnett, CEO of Crowdfunder. “Through our extensive network we will allow Yao’s fans and wine connoisseurs everywhere to be a part of Yao Family Wines.”