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Beso Del Sol adds Rose Sangria to  its product lineup

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Beso Del Sol, added Beso Del Sol Pink Rose to its line which includes Beso Del Sole Red and Beso Del Sol White earlier this month. It’s  an all-natural 100% Tempranillo (Valdepeñas D.O.), with natural Spanish orange, lemon, peach, and mango along with a touch of Spanish cinnamon. At only 74 calories per serving and with the natural sweetness of fruit, Beso Del Sol Pink is part of the trend of growing sales of lower-alcohol choices, boxed wines, rosé wine, and sangria.

Beso Del Sol founder and CEO Bradd Levitan says: “We’d seen restaurants creating house-made rosé sangria. After a year of work behind the scenes, we are delighted to bring them the consistency, ease, and cost-efficiency of Beso Del Sol Pink. We are the only rosé sangria in a handy grab-and-go format.” Last year, he notes, the company raised sales 143 percent year over year of its Beso Del Sole Red and Beso Del Sol White. This year it launched a social media campaign, and teed off a partnership with LPGA golfer Belén Mozo at the 7th Annual LPGA Bank of Hope Founders Cup, which the brand also sponsored.

Scales & Tales dinner series coming in RI

PROVIDENCE – A seasonal fundraising dinner series is coming starting June 12 in local RI restaurants to promote Eat Drink RI’s mission of creating a place based approach to sustaining New England’s wild seafood. upscale, seasonal dinners will be fundraisers for the Scales & Tales Mobile Food Boat program.

The Scales & Tales Mobile Food Boat is a skiff (a shallow, flat-bottomed open boat) that the team is converting into a mobile education platform, complete with a cooking demo station. Eating with the Ecosystem plans to run free, educational events at farmer’s markets and other public locations showcasing the Food Boat. The goal of these programs is to educate consumers about our local seafood, fisheries, and ecosystems. Learn more at http://www.eatdrinkri.com/scalesandtales.

 

 

 

Wine of the Week – Josh Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvigon

The founder of Josh Cellars, a California winery, Joseph Carr, notes that other wine growers he considers friends helped “handcraft” the first vintage of the winery, made just for each other. This Cabernet is, he says, “true to that first wine we made” in that it’s expressive and bold and yet smooth and approachable.

Approachability is important to this winemaker who says he makes this wine for his customers and their families.

It’s 13.5 percent ABV and $1 of this and all the winery’s vintages goes to the National Volunteer Fire Council to support volunteer firemen. His dad was one and to date, he’s raised more than $300,000.

This wine, from California’s premium wine growing regions, is rich in dark fruits, currents, clove and oak with hints of roasted almonds, vanilla and hazelnuts, Carr notes. You’ll appreciate its structure and firm tannins. Go to www. Joshcellars.com.

 

Watch for these products in 2014!

FSE presents new products to brighten the new year —-

Del Terruño for taste and flavor

Del Terruño grass-fed beef, raised in Uruguay, offers great taste and flavor, traceability, and fewer calories, fat or omega-6 fatty acids linked to heart disease than grain-fed beef. The 100 percent natural beef from Hereford and Aberdeen Angus cattle is juicy and tender. Visit www.delterruno.com or call 508-319-1906.

Elegant, approachable Chard from South Africa
The De Wets’ Excelsior Chardonnay, 2012, is crisp and citrusy, from a long tradition of winemaking dating to 1697. Serve with fresh seafood, Asian-spiced chicken and more. Visit www.capeclassics.com.

Try Pukka teas from the UK with sustainable herbs
Pukka teas from Britain are made with organic, sustainable herbs and spices, caffeine-free and ethically sourced. Enjoy Three Cinnamon, made from Vietnamese, Indian and Indonesian cinnamon bark, or Elderberry & Echinacea with ripened wild berries and elderflower. See www.pukkaherbs.com.