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Bacardi launched two new fl avours in its premix range, Bacardi & Lemonade and Bacardi & Ginger Ale, while existing favourite Bacardi & Cola showcased new packaging as well as a new formula aimed at giving a more authentic cola taste. New Zealand beer brand Monteith’s released a new brew created with the intention to deliver a beer true to its roots. Monteith’s Single Source was derived from Charmay barley belonging to a singular Rakaia barley farm and Southern Cross Hops from a singular Motueka hops farm. Packaged in a black bottle to protect it from UV rays, the crisp, refreshing lager displays lemon peel and pine needle aromas. A new fl avour from Sweden’s most iconic vodka brand, ABSOLUT Berri Açaí was an exceptional fresh mix of açaí, blueberry and pomegranate and fl avours native to South America, Europe/ North America and Southwest Asia. Its soft berry aroma and slightly sweet taste 28 | drinks yearbook made it particularly suitable to mixing. The 2009 release of the Climbing Cabernet Sauvignon was a delicious expression of cool-climate cabernet at its best. Displaying pronounced berry fruit fl avours, chocolate and a hint of mint, the wine showed good palate weight with generous lashings of fl avour, fi rm tannin structure and long fi nish. Also released was the 2010 Rolling Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, which was cool-fermented in stainless steel and described by winemaker Debbie Lauritz as “juicy, fresh and really lively in the mouth.” Heritage-listed All Saints Estate in North-East Victoria introduced a handful of new vintages in February, including its 2009 All Saints Estate Shiraz and the 2009 All Saints Estate Alias, a unique blend of marsanne, chenin blanc and small amounts of chardonnay, muscadelle and orange muscat. Western Australian wine brand Amberley welcomed two new moscatos to its range, Kiss & Tell Moscato and Kiss & Tell Moscato Rosa. In response to the trend of lower in alcohol alternatives and the increasing popularity of moscato in Australia, both moscatos are lower in alcohol, at just seven per cent. Rekorderlig Wild Berries landed in bars and major outlets nationally in January. Made with the purest spring water in Vimmerby Sweden, the semi-sweet cider had an alcohol content of four percent ABV and a semi-sweet fl avour profi le. Back by popular demand, Rémy Martin was re-released in Australia in January. The premium entry level cognac was limited to a select few markets worldwide and offered a higher quality VS cognac, containing 100 per cent petite champagne and characterised by its distinctive smooth fl avour and versatility. Australia’s most iconic rum brand, Bundaberg announced the fi rst release flflfl


drinks yearbook 2011
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