Monday, October 6, 2008

Liquor Group and Azzaro brings Couture to Wine

Liquor Group Wholesale, Inc, (LIQR) the publicly traded innovative wine and spirits distribution company, has been signed by Quality French Imports to represent their Azzaro Wines line in Florida. Azzaro Wines are being applauded by many as “the new era of French wines.” Third generation Languedoc -Roussillon winemaker Frédéric Roger, collaborated with Paris fashion designer, Loris Azzaro who allowed his name to be used for the brand. Roger, drawing on his long years of experience, has brought together a number of the most talented wine-producers from the most renowned appellations of the Languedoc-Roussillon region for this project. The outcome is an elegant, but accessible line of wines with eye-catching contemporary packaging, that are a pleasure for all of the senses.

The heart of the brand is the affordable Azzaro Classic line that offers six pure varietals in both 750ml and 500 ml bottles.

Azzaro Classic Chardonnay is a festive wine that is 100% chardonnay produced in two types of soil which brings freshness, generosity, full bodied and complexity. It is distinguished by aromas of white flowers and toasted bread, with a well rounded, clean taste.

Azzaro Classic Sauvignon Blanc is 100% sauvignon blanc sourced from several zones of the Languedoc. Each selected zone provides its own characteristics, resulting in a complex and most enjoyable wine. The Sauvignon Blanc is pale yellow with currant aromas. The burst of flavor in mouth offers hints of exotic fruits that charm the palate.

Azzaro Classic Cinsault made with 100% cinsault, one of the oldest grape varieties in the South of France. Cinsault is mainly used for Rosé wine. This wine bursts with aromas of wild roses blended with raspberry and sour cherry notes. Azzaro Classic Cinsault is the perfect wine for poolside sipping and elegant meals of lighter fare.

Azzaro Classic Syrah is 100% syrah from the vines planted in several zones of the Languedoc, producing exuberant wine dominated by fruit. This is a richly flavored, concentrated, red garnet and purple wine with a nose of red fruits: raspberry, currants, red flowers and vanilla. Round in mouth, the taste is ample and supple, with long silky tannins.

Azzaro Classic Cabernet-Sauvignon offers a harmonious blending of the many facets of Languedoc- Roussillon region. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wine reflects the freshness and elegance of the region’s cooler zones combined with the full bodied exuberance of the coastal areas. The wine has beautiful red-purple lights with a nose that is rich with black currant, strawberry, pepper, and liquorices. The tongue is smooth with notes of red fruits, and mint. The finish is long with silky tannins.

Azzaro Classic Merlot is made with 100% merlot. This is a dark red wine with aromas of poppies, cherry and black currants. Smooth and delicious, its silky tannins will enchant all palates.

Passion by Azzaro is a collection inspired by the varietals mosaic from the Mediterranean area. It is the result of proper blending of the grapes, carefully calculation of aging and the Passion of the winemaker. Passion by Azzaro, as with the Classic line, is elegantly packaged with a necktie printed label. A contemporary look that is immediately eye-catching.

Azzaro Passion White is a sophisticated blend of chardonnay, viognier and maccabeu grapes, an atypical wine that will please both new and the more experienced wine enthusiast alike. A beautiful golden yellow wine with aromas of fennel and linden flowers followed by white peaches and ripe apricots. Some of the grape varieties are aged for six months in new oak casks from the forests of Nevers and Tronais in France to ensure optimal harmony between the wood and the grapes. The aging in oak produces full, rounded tannins giving a toasted touch to the fruit and flower aromas.

Azzaro Passion Red is a velvety smooth blend of syrah, cabernet sauvignon, and Grenache. With a ripe cherry color, this wine reflects its Mediterranean origins with voluptuous aromas of violet and blackcurrants combined with ripe fruits, spices, pepper, and cinnamon. The richly flavored wine has an elegant nose with a long finish confirming its potential. The syrah and cabernet sauvignon are aged for 10 months in new oak casks from the Nevers and Tronáais forests of France, ensuring optimal harmony between the wood and the grape variety. This is the ideal wine for that special romantic evening.

The newest addition to the Azzaro line are the Azzaro Champagnes. This collaboration between Abel Lepitre, a renowned champagne houses founded in 1924, and Loris Azzaro has created two exceptional non-vintage cuvées .

Cuvée Brut Rosé, a blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier, was recently awarded 94 points by the Beverage Tasting Institute of Chicago at the 2008 World Wine Championships. Intense, pleasantly fruity and very fashionable Brut Rosé is exceptionally harmonious on the palate. Brut Rosé has delicious red fruit aromas and delicate, subtle flavors.

Cuvée Blanc de Blancs is produced from 100% Chardonnay. It is truly a champagne that embodies refinement, and exceptionally balance. On the palate, the Blanc de Blanc has a fresh, clean aroma of citrus and white flowers, and offers delicate, subtle flavors.

For additional information regarding Azzaro Wines please visit their website at To find out more about Azzaro Wine or any of the other quality products represented by Liquor Group Wholesale visit or call
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