Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Trade Tasting Trends

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Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Trade Tasting is an exclusive invitation-only event where you can sip and sample the best of the beverage industry and discover new products. Here’s a list of the tastiest wine, spirit, cider and mocktail trends from the show.

Wine

E & E Black Pepper Shiraz

Looking for the perfect wine for your next upscale steak dinner? E & E Black Pepper Shiraz from Australia and red meat are a match made in heaven. This wine blends young and old fruit and from northern and western Barossa including Shiraz, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Savor rich fruit and firm tannins with a slight kick of black pepper.

Diving Into – Hampton Water Rosé

New Jersey rocker, Jon Bon Jovi, launched a rosé brand inspired by one of his favorite summer spots, The Hamptons. Even though summer is over, people haven’t stopped sipping on rosé. Diving Into – Hampton Water Rosé is the perfect blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre grapes and has notes of cherries, strawberries, and watermelon. This rosé is light, fruity and pairs wonderfully with food during any season.

Palmer Brut Reserve

The holidays are perfect time to toast to friends, family and food. If you’re looking for the perfect wine to add a little sparkle to your champagne cheers, be sure to pick up a bottle of Brut Reserve. Palmer & Co captures a clean taste, bright fruity aromas of pear, citrus and apricot as well as a light buttery finish.

Jam Jar Wines

If you’re looking for a great glass of sweet wine without too much added sugar, then Jam Jar Wines is the perfect brand for you. They provide the perfect blend of sweet and acidity at a great price point. Sweet Wine, is a easy to drink Moscato with notes of orange blossom, apricot and peach. Check out Jam Jar Wine’s drink recipes and crush your cocktail game this holiday season.

Moonstone Cucumber Mint Sake

Looking to switch up bottles and pick up a rice wine? Moonstone Cucumber Mint Sake is described as ” a spa day for your palate.”  If you’re looking for a cooling, refreshing wine that is a easy to drink during spa and wellness month, pick up Moonstone Cucumber Mint from SakéOne.

Cocktails

Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa was the first rum producer in the Caribbean and they’ve been making premium rums for over 200 years. An Old Fashion cocktail is traditionally made with whiskey but Santa Teresa switched things up and made an Old Fashion using Santa Teresa 1796 Solera Rum, orange peel, demerara sugar, and aromatic bitters. Try making this Rum Old Fashion and wow your guest with this winter weather warmer.

JAJA Cocktails

JAJA is small batch tequila made with 100 percent Agave Azul. The tequila is triple distilled in copper-lined pot stills using volcanic water, producing a sweet and herbal, easy to drink tequila. At the trade tasting, they sampled their Spicy Margarita (JAJA Blanco Tequila, lime juice, orange juice, agave nectar, jalapeno peppers and kosher salt) and Tequila Old Fashion (JAJA Reposado Tequila, bitters, agave nectar and blood orange.) If you’re looking for a small-batch tequila worth the hype, jump at the chance to try JAJA.

Figenza

Get ready for the next FIG-THING! Figenza is the world’s first premier fig flavored vodka made with figs hand-picked from Greece and Turkey. Enjoy the syrupy sweetness of this marvelous Mediterranean fruit in this innovative vodka this fall.

Tito’s

Tito’s provided a taste of the season with an apple flavored cocktail containing Tito’s Handmade Vodka infused with cinnamon apple cider topped with GT’s gingeade kumbucha. If you like vodka infused with fall flavors you’ll find this cocktail apple-pealing.

Mixallogy

Mixallogy is shaking up happy hour with a organic shot-pod filled with cocktail ingredients, all you have to do is add water, your spirit of choice and shake it! Make cosmos, margaritas, and lemon sours in an instant containing the best quality ingredients with Mixallogy.

Cider

Apple cider is an irresistible autumn staple people look forward to year after year. Capital One poured three different types of apple cider and cider cocktails from Prospect Hill in Milton, NY, a Cortland Apple & Cinnamon Cider, Cardamom Infused Crispin Apple Cider and Empire Apple Cider with Maple Syrup. The cider cocktails were mixed with lime juice, bourbon and maple syrup.

The wine and spirits industry is trying to encourage wine drinkers to explore cider. Angry Orchard Rosé has light tannins, similar to a semi-dry wine, making it an easy transition for wine drinkers. Think pink this fall and enjoy the best of both worlds with Angry Orchard Rosé .

Mocktails

La Croix Sparkling Water showcased two mocktails , Sparkling Pink Lemonade (lemon Le Crois, strawberry puree, a hint of mint and a mint garnish) and Pamplemousse Palom (Pamplemousse Le Croix, grapefruit juice, lime juice and a lime wedge garnish.) These are great beverages for non-drinkers and kids so everyone can be part of the party.

Pochana Thai Kitchen in Astoria sampled their lemongrass pandan bubble tea with pandan pearls. This drink is not only visually appealing, it’s also sweet and fragrant. This drink was a great tea-ser of what Pochana Thai Kitchen has to offer.

 

 

 

 

 

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