KIMERUD Products to USA

May 2, 2018

We are happy to announce KIMERUD Wild Grade Gin (47%) & KIMERUD Gin (40%) will finally be available in the US market! We recently signed a contract to import company Kimerud New Jersey. The first shipment is on the way and should be here shortly. Look for it at your favorite retailers in July!

We will also be premiering Pink Gin and Hillside Aged this summer! We can’t wait!
To learn more about these great new products, check them out on our Product Page.

Our Magical Rosés

Spring is considered the official Rosé season, when everyone starts thinking it’s Rosé o’clock somewhere!

Ten years ago, I was begging my customers to try the dry, refreshing Rosés of Spain and to stop thinking all pink wine was white Zinfandel. Even with in-store tastings , it felt like I couldn’t give the stuff away. Fast forward to today and Rosés is practically flying out of the stores.

Where do Rosés come from? Well, there are the regional pink Rosés from such traditional locales: Provence, Rioja, Tavel, the Côtes du Rhône—and there are more pink wines from these classic places than ever before, and that means we need to pay attention to quality. 

A good Rosé, by definition, should be bright, crisp, dry and mouthwatering with moderate alcohol. In the mouth, they should offer great acidity, a pithy tannin and a hint of minerality. Unfortunately, most domestic bottlings are sweet, with quite a bit of residual sugar and a “thicker” texture. This is because many rosés are made using the saignée method, juice bled off a fermenting tank to concentrate what remains, not so much a product as a byproduct. Often these are high in alcohol (more than 13.5%) rendering them too ripe and too fleshy to be refreshing. 

Rosé should not be an afterthought or a by-product, but something that had to be grown and made in the vineyard, harvested early to ensure good acidity and low alcohol, and made judiciously to preserve aroma and freshness. Settling for anything less is selling yourself short.

Prices for Rosé can range all over the map from $6 to more than $25 a bottle. Since Rosé is usually cheap to make, spends almost no time in the cellar, and is released early: the cost of production is among the lowest of all categories of wine. It’s worth remembering that a pink wine’s main function is refreshment, and that can be done on the cheap. There are some Rosés, however, that have the pedigree, consistency and excellencethat are absolutely worth the higher price: Bandol, older Riojas and certain Txakoli Rosés. Normally, if you’re paying more than $25 a bottle, you’re almost certainly paying too much. 

We offer two serious and affordable Rosés from Provence in our wine portfolio that are worth serious consideration.

La Belle Collette, Côtes de Provence, Provence, France

This one is a classic French Provençal Rosé blend from the sunny hills of the Château de Saint-Martin – one of the 18 Grands Crus Classés in Provence. La Belle Colette  takes its name in memory of Colette, the Provençal writer. The wine’s bright fruity style is produced from six different grape varieties: Syrah (57%), Carignan (25%), Cinsault (9%), Grenache (7%), and Tibouren(2%). The floral and gourmet nose is delicate offering intoxicating fragrances of raspberry and strawberry with a hint of lavender. The palate is round and fresh, tasting of summer’s red fruits—strawberry, raspberry, hints of apple, pepper and caramel flavors. At once it’s thirst quenching and the velvety structure combines the fragrant flavors Provence in the fresh and delicate finish.

This Rosé is perfect as an aperitif on bright sunny days accompanied by Provençal style dishes, appetizers, summer barbecues and garden parties. This wine is  a summer favorite. 

 

 

Rose par Paris, Côtes de Provence, France

Rosé par Paris is a bright rosy pink versatile Provençal blend of 30% Grenache and 70% Cinsault. Produced by Domain de l’Allamande, a 74-acre family vineyard in the heart of the Pierrefeu area, with specific charaicteristics: limestone soils, a continental climate with a maritime influence, which give this wine a high minerality.

The nose is fresh and fuity with delicious aromas of citrus and berries. The flavors are refreshing with notes of rose water, cherry and strawberry backed by good zip. The  finish offers a fresh burst of citrusy ruby red grapefruit and a zingy minerality. Delicious chilled on its own, or with salads, meat, or a Provençal meal. Serveat46-50°F/8-10°C

 

 

There you have it. our lovely Rosés!

If you’re interested in trying any or both of them:
Retailers: Use our contact page to contact us directly for distributor information.
Consumers: They can be had locally at Tinali Wines Inc., 2085 Route 88 # A, Brick, NJ 08724 or as your favorite local retailer to order them in for you.

Join us at USATT Show Grand Tasting

May 15-16 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
USATT Show Grand Tasting
Metropolitan Pavilion,
125 W 18th St New York, NY 10011

We will be manning a table at this great event.

As you probably know, the USATT Show brings together sommeliers, bartenders, importers, distributors, retailers and press professionals of the US wine, spirits and beer industry in New York City for two days each year. Two full daus of learning, buying and selling, networking and fun.

Here you’ll find new and exciting wines, beers and spirits and meet the world. You’ll have the opportunity to taset several of our new and delicious up and comers!

Register today! More information can be found at: http://www.usatradetasting.com | http://www.abidconference.com

*Admission to trade & business visitors only. No person under the age of 21 will be admitted.
All visitors must be properly attired & present business cards.

A Tasting Tour of Spain

Guía Peñín 10th Edition is a showroom directed to professionals and press in which the best wines from Spain (90 or more points) are featured. .

José Peñin, Spain’s foremost wine expert invites you to join him  New York for a Walk-around Tasting that celebrates the latest edition of his Guide Peñín 2018—an important reference for Spanish wines

We will be there with our featured winery, Consejo de la Alta. You will even have the chance to meet Pedro Eguizabal, CEO of Consejo de la Alta winery and Federico Lacasa, CEO  of Monterrey Import Export Services s.l. who will be represent their wines and our fine Spanish wine portfolio.

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, May 23 to meet and greet and, most importantly, taste our wines during the 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. Walk Around Tasting.

To join us, reserve your space and register contact  Guide Peñín at  h@mfl-co.com and register.
Send us an email to let us know that you will be coming as well so we will be expecting you. 

Due to its professional nature, this show is especially aimed at importers, distributors, buyers, restaurateurs, sommeliers, specialized stores, supermarkets, prescribers, as well as journalists from general and specialized media.

May 23 | 12: 00 – 6:00
A Tasting Tour of Spain
Guía Peñín Selection New York 2018
City Winery
155 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013

 

Tomahawk coming to New Jersey!

We are so excited to announce that come May 1, 2018 you will be able to find Tomahawk Maple Whisky and Tomahawk Maple Cream on your favorite retailer’s shelves.

Good news for us and better news for you, because you will be able to get it or order it any time you want!