ABSOLUT introduces its limited edition ABSOLUT Brooklyn vodka, which features red apple and ginger flavors. Famed director and Brooklyn native Spike Lee helped design the bottle’s label, which highlights “Brooklyn Stoop Life.” As part of ABSOLUT’s commitment to serving the Brooklyn community, the brand will donate $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity – New York City. ABSOLUT Brooklyn joins New Orleans, Los Angeles and Boston as the locations honored in the brand’s “Cities” campaign that launched in 2007. www.absolut.com.
2007 Valley of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon
The Valley of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon comes from hillside vineyards with a thin, rocky and poor soil that has limited water-holding capacity. The fruit produced in this hillside region is intense with a rich texture, smooth polished tannins and balance. The Cabernet Sauvignon has cassis, violet and cigar box aromas. The black fruit and cedar flavors accent a hint of black pepper, which adds to its long, smooth finish. The small harvest yielded 4,000 cases, and it’s available nationally. www.valleyofthemoonwinery.com.
The Quiet One by Vitamix
Vitamix introduces The Quiet One, a new premium, high-performance blender that has sound reduction technologies, operating 18 decibels below and four times quieter than its competitors. The Quiet One is ideal for front-of-the house environments and was specifically created for high-end bars and coffee shops. A door seal design, a compact magnetically secured sound enclosure and patent-pending floating technology reduces vibration transmissions and improves airflow. It’s programmed to create custom blending for signature drinks, smoothies and blended coffees. www.vitamix.com.