1. Absolut Juice Pear & Elderflower
Anticipating a reprise of last summer’s success when Lizzo introduced Absolut Juice Apple and Strawberry, the brand is rolling out a Pear & Elderflower expression. The new sip-witha-spritz blend is made with a balance of Absolut Vodka and 5 percent real fruit juice, offering a juicy combo of ripe pear and sunny elderflower. At 99 calories per serving, it aims to capture the RTD crowd as a go-to drink for virtual happy hours and, eventually, summer fun. 70 proof.
2. Aveleda ’12 Knights’ Red Blend
Aveleda’s new red blend, 12 Knights, taps into the tale of 12 brave men who fought to secure territory and create what is now Portugal. A blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, and Alicante Bouschet, its origin is Lisboa (IG – Vinho Regional), but 12 Knights aims to represent the country as a whole. The ruby wine shows ripe red fruits and spicy aromas, with six months in barrel adding structure.
3. Blood Oath ‘Pact 6’ Bourbon
Now in its sixth year, the Blood Oath ultra-premium bourbon series—a creation of Lux Row Distillers’ master blender John Rempe—combines three selected bourbons. For Pact No. 6, Rempe chose three high-rye bourbons: a 14-year-old, an 8-year-old, and a 7-year-old rested in Cognac casks. The combination brings caramel notes and hints of spice, along with extra flavor from the barrels. As with previous expressions, Pact No. 6 is a limited edition.
4. Vietti 2018 Timorasso
In northern Piedmont, Timorasso has long been thought to be a white variety with exceptional aging and evolutionary potential. After several years of experimentation and collaboration with local winemakers in the Derthona area of Colli Tortonesi, Luca and Elena Currado have released their first vintage of Derthona Timorasso with the 2018 vintage. Luca’s father, Alfredo Currado, was the first to bottle a single-variety white wine when he released Vietti Roero Arneis in 1967.
5. Bousquet ‘Virgen’ Oranic Wines
Just a year after the successful U.S. debut of Virgen Organic Red Blend 2018—Domaine Bousquet’s first-ever USDA-certified, no-sulfites-added, vegan, organic wine — Argentina’s largest exporter of organically grown wines is adding a 2019 Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon to the line. The wines are unoaked, highlighting the 100% varietal fruit; bottled under a green cap, with the USDA organic certification prominently displayed.
6. Canteen Vodka Soda
Fresh out of Austin, Texas, comes a new canned “vodka soda” founded by industry veterans with vodka, whiskey and gin already on their resume. Canteen’s prime distinction is a pure vodka base (as opposed to brewed malt or fermented sugar); plus the usual 0 carbs, 0 sugar, 0 sodium, gluten free; 5 percent ABV. The kicker: 99 calories. Canteen’s line-up of all-natural flavors includes Watermelon, Lime, Black Cherry, Grapefruit, and Cucumber Mint.
7. Chateau Tanunda ‘Grand Barossa’ Range
Barossa Valley-based Château Tanunda is marking its 130th year with a total revamp. The leanerportfolio, focused on higher-end wines, features new packaging and two debuts; and Sonomabased Vintage Point will bring the wines to market. Two lines are available: the Grand Barossa range of five estate wines, line-priced at $16, including the brand new 2019 Eden Valley Chardonnay and 2017 Red Blend; plus two Old Vines varietals, a Cabernetand Shiraz. For the Grand Barossa line, accounts can choose cork or screwcap.
SRP: Grand Barossa $16
8. Botromagno ‘Botró’
Botró is a 50/50 bend of Greco and Fiano from the Gravina area of Puglia. With no malolactic fermentation and rested in stainless steel rather than oak, the deep straw-yellow wine is especially fresh, fruity, bright, and aromatic. Botromagno is a privately owned winery partnered with more than 100 local grape growers. Perched on a steep crag, Gravina has been inhabited since the Paleolithic era—as well as featured in the next James Bond movie.
Old Vines $75/$125
9. Chicken Cock Rye Whiskey
Grain & Barrel Spirits has released Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey in nine states; it is the revived brand’s first rye in more than 70 years. Non-chill filtered and featuring 95% rye in the mash bill, the whiskey reveals complex spice on the nose and vanilla and butterscotch on the creamy palate. Like the Chicken Cock Bourbon released in 2019, the rye comes in a Prohibition-era, apothecary-style bottle. 90 proof.
10. Disaronno Sour Ready-to-Drink Cocktail in Cans
The Disaronno Sour RTD is a bar-quality cocktail expertly mixed to deliver the world famous Disaronno Sour in a format in a convenient package that can go practically anywhere. The pool, the beach, outdoor events, concerts, and festivals can now be experienced with this classic cocktail. The ready-to-drink Disaronno Sour is 5.9% ABV and is packaged in slim 200 ml cans.
11. Broken Shed Vodka 1.75L
Broken Shed, a super-premium vodka from New Zealand, has launched a 1.75L bottle. Using a blend of two of New Zealand’s finest waters, Broken Shed is distilled three times from New Zealand grass-fed whey—the natural protein and milk sugar rich liquid from dairy production—yielding a clean, crisp taste and luxurious mouthfeel. It is naturally gluten-free, free from additives and added sugars, and has no GMO. The new 1.75L bottle will also be available as a Party Pack of three. 80 proof.
12. Sea Pearl New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in Cans
Winesellers Ltd. is introducing Sea Pearl Sauvignon Blanc in 250ml cans. Sea Pearl is one of the fastest growing brands in the Winesellers portfolio, sourced from Marlborough, New Zealand within the Awatere Valley. Canned wine isn’t the producer’s first foray into alternative and sustainable formats; Sea Pearl is also available in 19.5L stainless steel kegs for onpremise wine on tap. Available nationally.