The Shelf (July 2009)
Wircon Liquor Dispensing System
The Wircon Liquor Dispensing System is a bar-management system that offers spouts with selectable portion control, 1,000 feet two-way wireless communication, full accounting and monitoring and easy plug-and-play installation. Produced in Denmark, the system allows bartenders to work unimpeded with the wireless system. With unique IP addresses on every spout, heads are programmed to measure portions to help a bar run profitably.
For more information, visit www.wirconusa.com.
Gran Sierpe Pisco
Artisan Brands introduces Gran Sierpe, a Peruvian grape brandy. Gran Sierpe Pisco comes in three styles derived from grapes used in distillation: Quebranta, Italia and Acholado. Quebranta will be the first brand launched in the U.S., and the others will follow in 2010. Gran Sierpe, which means “great snake,” comes in sleek bottles with modern serpent-inspired graphics.
For more information, visit www.discoverpisco.com.
Diamond Standard Vodka
Diamond Standard Vodka was introduced in May in Florida and will roll out in Illinois, Nevada and California in early summer, with a national rollout planned over the next seven months. Produced at Poland’s Polmos Siedlce Distillery and made from Dankowski Diamond Rye, it goes through a diamond filtration process using thousands of DeBeers diamonds. The 750 ml Saverglass bottle, which retails for $79, is adorned with a 25-millimeter Swarovski crystal.
For more information, visit www.diamondstandardvodka.com.
Beverage Artistry by Perfect Purée
Perfect Purée of Napa Valley introduces its new product line, Beverage Artistry. Packed frozen in 32-ounce gable top units, Beverage Artistry consists of three premium blends and five classic blends: El Corazon, a mix of passion fruit, blood orange and pomegranate; Yuzu Luxe Sour, 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.
901 Silver Tequila
A new triple-distilled, ultra-premium tequila is now available in select markets: 901 Silver Tequila. Produced using only 100 percent Blue Weber Agave, 901 is hand crafted in small batches for greater quality control. It is produced by Tequilera Newton in Jalisco, Mexico. The tequila delivers a fruity nose with a smooth finish and subtle hints of agave.
For more information, visit www.901.com.
Evian and Badoit Glass Products
The Evian Natural Spring Water brand introduces its new glass range of products, featuring Badoit Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, a natural still and sparkling water combination available in limited release starting in July. The bottles will be available in 750 ml and 330 ml formats. Both Evian Natural Spring Water and Badoit Sparkling Natural Mineral Water come in matching bottles that are 100 percent recyclable.
For more information, visit www.Evian.com.