NICE wine now available on tap
London-based, female-led wine start up, NICE, has rolled out its newest format, wine on tap.
New for summer 2022, NICE wine’s vegan trio has already launched on tap at Boxpark, Newcastle Central Park and Pop Brixton with 20-litre keg formats also available now.
According to the brand, wine on tap enables sites to improve speed of service, save on space, eliminate waste, and offers a smaller carbon footprint than glass.
As well as branded fonts for front bars, marketing and activation support options will also be available for the on-trade, including stackable branded glassware and carafes, mobile wine on tap bars, and point of sale material to support driving trial and awareness of NICE.
Newcastle Central Park manager Tom Brodie said: “The use of NICE wine on tap has been beneficial to the service at Central Park Newcastle.
“Customers' enjoyment of the product is an important factor in sales and service. Having wine on draught means it is constantly chilled and ready for consumption, keeping an amazing taste for customers and complaints to a minimum.
“In addition, always having wine ready for consumption means less wastage, and as a manager makes stock control on the specific product a lot easier.
“Speed of service on the bars is also improved by the convenience. Could not recommend having NICE wine on tap more, it’s something we will certainly continue with going forward.”
The range includes NICE Sauvignon Blanc (11.5% ABV), a classic French white from the Cotes de Gascogne region, NICE Pale Rosé (12% ABV), a crisp, dry, and pale rosé from just outside Montpellier and NICE Malbec (13.5% ABV), a darkly fruity and smooth Argentinian serve.
NICE wines are also available from a range of suppliers in 250ml cans at RRP £3, 2.25l boxes at RRP £21.50 and 750ml bottles priced between £20 and £22.50. For on-trade enquiries contact NICE direct.
Edinburgh Gin launches two new RTD serves
Edinburgh Gin has announced the launch of two new ready to drink (RTD) serves, zesty Lemon Spritz and a twist on a classic, Negroni Spritz, both 8% ABV.
The new Lemon Spritz is a tangy cocktail with bursts of zesty lemon, paired with Edinburgh Gin’s Classic London Dry and the effervescence of fizzy white wine.
While the Negroni Spritz offers the brands take on a traditional Negroni, blending award-winning Edinburgh Gin Classic London Dry with orange bitters and premium vermouth, topped with gently carbonated soda to create a flavourful, sparkling cocktail.
Edinburgh Gin brand director Neil Mowat said: “As industry leaders, our RTD range has always boasted a variety of wonderful flavour combinations, and our new spritz cocktails add a touch of summertime elegance to our offering.”
“More-so than ever, we’re all looking forward to a well-deserved relaxing summer, and nothing accompanies a summer day like a perfectly mixed, refreshing cocktail.”
Both new serves are available direct from Edinburgh Gin at RRP £30 for 12x250ml cans.
Three Wrens enters rum category
Cheshire-based distillery, Three Wrens, has released a new rum distilled with five botanicals including raw cacao, infused with bison grass, tonka beans, vanilla pods, and cinnamon.
Also used to flavour the brand’s award-winning gins, the bison grass used in the molasses-based rum has been grown organically at the distillery.
The new serve, which takes 12 months to develop and is best enjoyed neat over ice or in cocktails such as Mojito or Mai Tai, is available now direct from Three Wrens at RRP £42.
Three Wrens owner Nick Wadeson said: “We’ve distilled gin for several years now, and we do it very well. The support of local businesses and the general public has been phenomenal ever since launching, and we always want to give our customers more.
“Flavoured rum was the next logical step for us, it’s been growing in popularity in both households and bars and restaurants in recent years, and we know we can create amazing flavours here at our distillery that everybody is going to fall in love with.”
- 50ml Three Wrens Rum
- 200ml ginger beer
- Fresh like to garnish
Savoia joins Ten Locks' portfolio
Savoia Americano Rosso (18.6% ABV), a bold vino aperitivo, has joined the Ten Locks portfolio, available now to the on-trade in 500ml bottles.
Uniting both sides of the aperitivo tradition (Torino and Milano) with the original tradition of D.O.C Marsala fortified wine from Sicilia, Savoia Americano Rosso elevates simple, low ABV cocktails, such as a classic spritz or Negroni, or can be enjoyed neat.
Ten locks’ new addition offers an ‘Amaro-Dolce” flavour profile, including 14 months oak-aged DOC Masala fine wine from Sicily, with artemisia, bitter orange and gentian root plus a complex blend of more than 20 hand-selected botanicals.
Crafted and bottled in a historic artisanal distillery in Turin, Italy and made from 100% natural and vegan ingredients, Savoia combines two very different styles of aperitif, Vermouth and Bitter, in one product, the serve is already available at venues including the Connaught and the Ritz.
Ten Locks head of commercial Becky Davies said: “Savoia joins Ten Locks at an opportune moment. The aperitivo culture is building and breathing new life to drinks menus, primarily driven by classic serves that all continue to have their moment in the sun.
“Savoia is an exceptional spirit that adds real depth to cocktails. It has been carefully crafted to bring a fresh and progressive take on an Italian classic and is extremely well positioned to become an exquisite back bar staple.
“We teased Savoia Americano Rosso at Imbibe and the feedback was incredible. The market is ready for Savoia’s elevated taste and presents an opportunity for venues to bring consumers up through the category.”Savoia Spritz:
- 2 parts Savoia
- 2 parts prosecco
- 4/5 ice cubes
- 3 green grapes
- Add all ingredients to a glass
- Top with ice
- Garnish with 3 fresh green grapes
Lanchester announces three new RTD wines
Lanchester Wines has launched its latest range of vegan canned wines.
The new Wallflower range of Spanish wines, available in 187ml formats, comprise of a fruity red blend of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon, a zesty white Airen and Macabeo and a fruity Garnacha Rosado Rose.
Lanchester Wine director of sales Mark Roberts said: “Whether displayed on a shelf, back bar, or marquee, these brightly coloured cans stand out from the crowd.
“Cans are an uncomplicated packaging solution which are lightweight, easy to stack and infinitely recyclable, can be chilled quickly and are hermetically sealed to ensure the wine stays fresher for longer.”
As well as being vegan friendly, the new serves are filled at Greencroft Bottling’s wine canning line, which was the first wine canning line in the UK and is predominantly powered by clean renewable energy generated by Lanchester Wines’ on-site wind turbines.
For more information or to place an order, the on-trade should contact Lanchester directly.
Lustre releases plant-based cream liqueur range
Lustre, a luxury, plant-based, cream liqueur from independent drinks producer and distributor Global Brands, has announced its on-trade launch.
Available in 70cl bottles at RRP £16.50 from wholesalers such as Matthew Clark and across Star Pubs & Bars and Rekom sites, the vegan liqueur range consists of three flavours, Pineapple cream, Strawberry Cream and Caffe Latte Cream, all 15% ABV.
Lustre’s new pineapple serve, a rum-based liqueur, offers notes of coconut and pineapple while the strawberry cream variant is underpinned by an earthy warmth of high-quality Tequila.
The third offering, caffe cream flavoured, combines vodka with subtle coffee notes.
Lustre head of brand Charlie Leaver said: “Post-pandemic, we have seen consumer demand for lower ABV shots shoot up as an affordable and fun way to celebrate with friends.
“Lustre provides an opportunity for consumers to share a little luxury with their friends in the form of a delicious creamy shot that, being plant based, is truly inclusive. We’re excited for Lustre to add its sheen to nights out in the UK.”
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