Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Egghead Wine Company California Portfolio to be Distributed by Liquor Group

Ormond Beach, FL

The boutique California Wine portfolio held by Egghead Wine Company has been placed for statewide Florida distribution with Liquor Group, a specialty distribution house based in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Egghead President Beth Eggleston noted that the placement of the California portfolio with Liquor group will result in wider distribution of the products throughout Florida, and will allow her to concentrate on adding more wines from additional wineries and other points of origin to the Egghead Wine Co. line. "Liquor Group has always concentrated on distribution to the Fine Restaurants and Independent Retail Stores who are the natural market for our boutique products. With their sales team handling the sales I can devote more of my time to building the portfolio. I grew up in the French and German Wine import business and I am looking forward to having the time to develop a European portfolio that matches the high quality of our California offerings." The initial California offerings available through Liquor Group include:

Elkhorn Peak Cellars. This small winery in Napa's Jamieson Canyon area produced only 471 cases of its 2005 Chardonnay and roughly 1500 cases of the highly rated 2002 Pinot Noir (90pts Wine News, 91pts Robert Whitley on Wine). Winemaker Kent Rasmussen has built a solid reputation for finely crafted wines that emphasize the fruits natural characteristics and these two are firmly based in that tradition.

Farella-Park Vineyards. Located in the cooler southern portion of Napa Valley, this family run operation produces only 1200 cases each year, with the majority of their fruit being sold to some of the most prominent wineries in the region. The splendid 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon (300 cases) and the 2005 Sauvignon Blanc (207 cases) are both 100% varietal fruit from the "Combsville" estate vineyard. Additional Farella and Farella-Park wines will become available with new vintage releases.

Milano Winery. The Starr family runs this Mendocino County winery that produces high quality, easily accessible wines including Big Ass Red, a big blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Carignane and Petite Sirah, and Sunshine, a white blend of French Colombard, Muscat and Semillion that is crisp and sweet.

Prager Winery & Port Works. St. Helena based Prager has a well deserved reputation for producing some of the finest American Ports and Dessert Wines. Their currently available products include 2002 Aria White Port (100% Napa Chardonnay, 761 cases), Lodi Petite Sirah Port (739 cases), 2003 Royal Escort Vintage Port (1100 cases, will age for decades), and 2004 Sweet Claire Late Harvest California Riesling (1398 375ml bottle cases). Additional products will become available upon release.

Tremani Vineyard. This Russian River Sonoma County vineyard was planted ten years ago by the three siblings (Tremani means "three hands" in Italian) who still run the Vineyard, Cattle Ranch and Trucking Operation. Their 2005 Pinot Gris is aged 80% in Stainless Steel and 20% in Old Oak (for 4 months).

Wing Canyon Vineyard. Located on Napa's famed Mount Veeder, this 13 acre vineyard produces some of the finest fruit in the valley. The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon (600 cases) blends 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 8% Merlot and is aged for 40 months in a combination of New Oak (1/3) and Old Bordeaux Chateau (2/3) Barrels.

Liquor Group Product Manager Lowell Newman noted the unusually high quality of the entire Egghead Wine Co. portfolio. "With the recent launch of our Wine Division we were committed to maintaining the high quality level that is evident in our Spirits Portfolio. The early addition of the Egghead Wine Company products clearly signals that our Wine Portfolio will be comprised of high quality and unusual products. We look forward to expanding the market for these fine California wines and to the addition of more wines from Egghead in the coming months."

Initial shipments of the California wines in the Egghead Wine Company portfolio have arrived at the Liquor Group warehouse and the products will begin appearing in fine restaurants and on retail shelves in the coming weeks.

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Liquor Group yells FORE!

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Everyone knows that golf and Scotch Whisky go hand in hand, the liquor industry knows that fine Scotch and the Liquor Group ( are nearly synonymous…so it is no wonder that Old St. Andrews Whisky Limited ( has selected Liquor Group to exclusively represent its’ full line of Scotch Whisky products in the US. These distinctive products are a staple of golf gift giving, and Scotch drinking, with a variety of “patent protected” white and clear glass 50 mL golf ball shaped mini bottles to mid and jumbo sized golf ball bottles.

“Two of the great things Scotland has given to the world are whisky and golf. At Old St. Andrews we put both together in a bottle for all to enjoy.” says John Donald, President of Old St. Andrews Limited who has been selling premium Scotch in golf ball shaped bottles for over 30 years. “This product has always been a winner as evidenced by the longevity and breadth of worldwide sales…” says Gray C. Solomon, Managing Member of Liquor Group “For Liquor Group to be selected to exclusively market this product line in the United States is a great honor for our organization.”

The first shipment of Old St. Andrews reached Liquor Group in the first week of January, 2007 due in no small part to the excellent logistic services provided by Exel Transportation ( who through the years has exclusively provided International Logistics and Container Transport for Liquor Group and is a key component of our rapid success.

The Old St. Andrews Scotch products are award winning for their clever design, thoughtful packaging featuring historic golf greats and as quoted by Jim Murray, world renowned whiskey critic and author of the Whiskey Bible 2006 ( “Old St Andrews Clubhouse Whisky (Score 90 – Brilliant) is clean as a whistle: both malts and grains are young but proudly so. Mouthwatering: clear as the morning dew on the first green and no less grassy. Fresh and lacking any sort of pretensions. It has quality enough.”

Liquor Group boasts the largest selection of single malt Scotches available in the United States, with offerings from most every major distillery in Scotland. This is due in no small part to their commitment to training of their sales staff and education of their customers. “Our customers have been begging us for this product ever since we announced the contract to them…” says Lowell Newman, Brand Ambassador for Liquor Group “…now it’s finally time to deliver it to them!”

Liquor Group began marketing the golf ball bottles immediately, first in Florida and Michigan, then in several more of the 31 US states in which Liquor Group operates based on availability; with additional sizes available as more shipments arrive in the US. “The Control States will accept Old St. Andrews Golf Ball Scotch bottles with open arms…” says Steve Dodge, Liquor Group Michigan State Manager “…the packaging alone will sell tens of thousands of units in every state we offer it, and of course the country clubs and golf community will be all over it!” Liquor Group is ‘Teeing Up’ this great product so watch out for it, or should we just say ‘fore’!

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