New Products: Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon

Old Rip Van Winkle 23-year-old Decanter


Just 1,200 decanters of Old Rip Van Winkle Family Selection 23-year-old bourbon whiskey are now available. Every barrel of whiskey was chosen from the lower, cooler floors of the aging warehouse, allowing this wheated-recipe bourbon to age more gracefully. This bourbon will not be chill-filtered, leaving in all the flavor and complexity of the whiskey. Each decanter will be bottled at the original barrel entry proof of 114.

For more information, visit www.oldripvanwinkle.com.


Classic & Vintage Portfolio Gains Sombra Mezcal


Domaine Select Wine Estates added Sombra, a single village mezcal, to the Classic & Vintage Artisanal Spirits Portfolio. Sombra is made from organically farmed, single variety Espadin agave. Richard Betts (Master Sommelier, Betts & Scholl and Wine Director, Castle Brands), Dennis Scholl (entrepreneur, contemporary art collector, Betts & Scholl) and Charles Bieler (Three Thieves, BIELER Pere et Fils, and Charles & Charles) created Sombra.

For more information, visit www.sombraoaxaca.com.


2008 Lake Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc


The newly released 2008 Lake Sonoma Winery Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc showcases classic Dry Creek Valley character. Lake Sonoma Winery takes a minimalist winemaking approach with Sauvignon Blanc: gentle pressing, cold fermentation and storage in stainless steel, and no malolactic fermentation. Forward aromas of lemon zest, lime, kiwi and newly mown hay are accented by subtle notes of herb and juniper. Vibrant fresh lemon, lime and herb flavors lead to a long, crisp finish.

For more information, visit www.lakesonomawinery.net.


V-Grabber PCI Card


SmartAVI Inc. unveiled its PCI plug-in card, the V-Grabber, which captures any VGA, XGA or UXGA source feed and display it on your desktop computer or display screen without any software installation. For VJs, digital signage or simple ambient video wall applications, bars and nightclubs can use V-Grabber to display images up to 1600 x 1200.

For more information, visit www.smartavi.com/vgrabber.htm.

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