Beverage Artistry by Perfect Purée
The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley introduces its new product line, Beverage Artistry. The products, which are packed frozen in 32-fluid ounce gable top units, offer establishments the opportunity to easily create signature beverages and a variety of drinks. Beverage Artistry consists of three premium blends and five classic blends: El Corazon, a mix of passion fruit, blood orange and pomegranate concentrates; Yuzu Luxe Sour, a blend inspired by the Asian fruit Yuzu; Passion Colada, which adds passion fruit to pineapple and coconut; Mojito; Classic Sweet & Sour; Rum Runner; Red Sangria; and White Sangria.
For more information, visit www.perfectpuree.com.
DeKuyper Burst Bar Shots
Beam Global Spirits & Wine Inc. and DeKuyper announce three new flavors for the recently introduced DeKuyper Burst Bar Shots product line: Lemon Drop, Alabama Slammer and Sex on the Beach. The flavors join the lineup of Washington Apple, Red Headed Burst and Kamikaze flavors. The pre-mixed shots are contained in one bottle, making it quicker to serve. The 40-proof product flavors are sold in five sizes: 50 ml, 375 ml, 750 ml, 750 ml plastic traveler and 1 L bottles.
For more information, visit www.dekuyperusa.com.
Guinness 250 Anniversary Stout
In celebration of its 250th anniversary and in honor of its founder, Arthur Guinness, Guinness released a limited-edition brew: the Guinness 250 Anniversary Stout. As the company’s first new stout offering in the U.S. since 1966, the beer is carbonated rather than nitrogenated like the traditional Guinness Draught, has a near-white frothy head with larger bubbles and is poured in a one-part rather than two-part pour. With a crisp, effervescent taste and a balanced malty, roasted hop flavor, it was crafted and brewed in Ireland through a double brew stream process.
For more information, visit www.guinness.com.
2007 Kenwood Vineyards Pinot Noir
Although there were fewer Russian River Valley Pinot Noir grapes in 2007 than normal, the wine they produced, including the 2007 Kenwood Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, was better than expected. Because the vines bloomed during strong winds, they set a smaller crop. But the winds were the only difficulty in an otherwise stellar season, so the grapes developed sumptuous character and balance. Fresh red currant and cranberry aromas are accented by nutmeg and earth notes, while the smooth palate and balanced acidity combine for a long finish.
For more information, visit www.kenwoodvineyards.com.
ÜberBarTools Enters U.S. Market
Australian-based ÜberBarTools has entered the U.S. market with its extensive line of high-quality bar tools for bar professionals, mixologists, chefs and home enthusiasts. The line consists of 11 bar tools, including The ProFlow speed pourer, The ProJig multi-measure jigger and the ProCheck pour test kit for bartender training. The company’s web site offers video tutorials and tips for each product. Prices range from $1.25. to $295.00.
For more information, visit www.uberbartools.com.