1. Woodford Reserve 2020 Kentucky Derby Bottle
Woodford Reserve is honoring “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” with the release of its 2020 commemorative Kentucky Derby bottle. The work of Louisville artist Richard Sullivan, a former Atlanta Braves baseball player, the 1-liter bottle features a bold watercolor image of thoroughbreds thundering toward the finish line, with the famed Twin Spires of Churchill Downs in the background. The Derby bottle has been an annual collector’s item anticipated by bourbon and racing fans since 1999.
2. Van Gogh Vodka ‘#Goghgirl’ Limited Edition
Van Gogh Vodka is launching the first of an annual series honoring women and celebrating female creativity. Released on March 8, 2020—International Women’s Day—the inaugural edition features the artwork of Kate Worum, inspired by both Van Gogh and by women’s empowerment; $1 from each bottle sale will go to ArtTable, a professional organization dedicated to women in the visual arts. The #GoghGirl campaign will continue through the year with varied activations.
SRP: $24.99 (line priced)
3. Astoria Sparkling Rosé & Sparkling Red Moscato
Prestige Beverage Group has added a Sparkling Rosé and Sparkling Red Moscato to the Astoria line of Italian wines. A family-owned and operated winery, the Astoria Vini estate is located in the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene area. Astoria Sparkling Rosé is made up of 85 percent Glera and 15 percent Pinot Noir with an ABV of 11% percent. The sweeter Sparkling Red Moscato is includes 15 percent Malvasia Rosso and has an ABV of 7 percent.
SRP: $14.99 (Sparkling Rosé also $5.99/187ml)
4. Blackwell Rum 007 Limited Edition
While the premiere of the next James Bond film, No Time To Die, has been pushed back due to the Coronavirus, Blackwell Rum’s partnership with 007 franchise is on schedule. Chris Blackwell—the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and owner of Bond author Ian Fleming’s former residence, GoldenEye—is celebrating the release of the 25th Bond film with the April release of a 007 Limited Edition of Blackwell Fine Jamaican Rum. Fittingly, No Time To Die was partly shot in Jamaica.
5. Bodegas Bianchi ‘Oasis Sur’
In the foothills of the Andes, still within Mendoza Province, the San Rafael wine region is an oasis of fertile soil surrounded by a “high-desert.” It is in this “Oasis Sur” that Italian immigrant Valentin Bianchi planted grapevines and opened a winery in 1928. Now, the third and fourth generations of the Bianchi family honor their roots with the Oasis Sur label. The first two releases are a 2019 Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.
6. Disaronno ‘Velvet’
The cream liqueur category is showing some attention-grabbing innovation. Fresh to market—and representing first line extension of the iconic Italian brand in over 500 years—Disaronno Velvet is a smooth cream with the unmistakable taste of Disaronno. The velvety texture delivers fresh notes of apricot, almond, and vanilla. Serve over ice for straight indulgence or in a cocktails where cream liqueurs are featured. 34 proof.
7. Terrazas De Los Andes ‘Grand’ Malbec & Cabernet Sauvignon
Terrazas de los Andes, founded in 1996, has launched two new wines: Grand Malbec and Grand Cabernet Sauvignon. Terrazas de los Andes’s team has taken full advantage of the Mendoza terroir by blending a selection of plots from three vineyards in the acclaimed Uco Valley and Luján de Cuyo sub-regions. “Our icon, Terrazas Grand, is the fullest expression of each varietal,” said Herve Birnie Scott, estate director.
8. Bridge Lane Bubbles
Bridge Lane Wine, located on the North Fork of Long Island, is adding Bridge Lane Bubbles to their lineup of wine in cans. Bridge Lane (second label of Lieb Cellars) was among the first wine in NY to launch a canned wine, starting with a dry rosé in July of 2017. In 2018, three varietal wines and a Red Blend were added. The new bubbly is made from estate-grown Riesling, plus Seyval and Muscat sourced from the Finger Lakes.
SRP: $7.99/375ml | $29.99/four-pack
9. Glenmorangie ‘The Cadboll Estate’ Highland Single Malt
Its first single-estate whisky, Glenmorangie The Cadboll Estate was distilled entirely from barely grown on the estate and overseen by its acclaimed creator, Dr. Bill Lumsden, to capture the essence of Glenmorangie from grain to glass. Having chosen the barley, he then guided exactly how it was dried and malted. With 15 years in ex-bourbon casks, The Cadboll Estate delivers oaky depth, magnifying Glenmorangie’s signature soft, fruity style.
10. High Heaven Vintners Washington Wines
Located in Washington State just east of the Cascade Mountains, High Heaven is a vineyard-focused collaboration between Marc D. Taub, third-generation president and CEO of family-owned Palm Bay International, and Mark Zirkle, fifth-generation farmer and president of family-owned Zirkle Fruit. The range includes Roaming Elk Red Blend, Sea of Tranquility Merlot, Majestic Pines Cabernet Sauvignon, Starshower Riesling, and Cloud Mountain Chardonnay.
SRP: $14.99 (whites) / $17.99 (reds)
11. Dixie Citrus Vodka
Charleston, South Carolina–based Dixie Vodka is one of the largest premium craft vodka producers in the Southeast. Expanding its farmer partner program, Dixie recently began sourcing hand-picked Valencia oranges from Florida-based Lykes Citrus for its award-winning Dixie Citrus Vodka.
12. El Mayor Tequila
El Mayor Tequila is debuting a fresh look, with embossed details around the bottle neck and base; a completely redesigned front and back label; a natural cork; and a modernized brand logo. The tequila itself is the same, but the brand believes the new bottle is more “shelf-friendly” and better highlights the line’s premium qualities. The redesign will apply to the entire El Mayor family, including Blanco, Reposado, Añejo, Extra Añejo, and Cristalino.
SRP: $25.99-$39.99 for the range