Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Liquor Group Adds to Illyrian Imports Portfolio in Florida

Florida based publicly owned specialty spirits and wine distributor Liquor Group Wholesale Inc. (LIQR) has added five new products to its portfolio of Southeastern European products imported by Illyrian Imports of Rochester, MI. The additions include wines from Albania, Montenegro and the Piedmont region of Italy as well as a fine aged Slivovitz from Croatia. Liquor Group's Product Manager, Lowell Newman said the firm was "pleased to add additional items from this importer whose products are of unusually high quality and have proven quite popular with ethnic populations, particularly along Florida's central west coast." Illyrian Imports President, Nua Ivezaj points out that, while the products his firm imports and mostly purchased by expatriate populations from the producing countries, their high quality level at very reasonable prices is helping to build a wider following for the products.

The Skrapari Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve from Albania are produced in one of the oldest wine making regions in the world. Both wines are bold and full bodied examples that pair well with richly flavored foods. Albania is more widely known for its traditional brandies such as the Skrapari Raki Rrushi grape brandy which is also distributed in Florida by Liquor Group.

Plantaze Sasso Negro is a hearty blend of Syrah, Alicante Bouschet and Vranac, an indigenous grape of Montenegro. This high quality oak aged red joins the rest of the Plantaze line - Kristac, Merlot, Vranac and Vranac Pro Corde (Reserve) in the Liquor Group portfolio.

Roberto Colombi Tullio Barbera is a choice example of this classic Piedmont varietal. From the intense ruby hue and fragrant fruity nose to the refined tannins and elegant finish this is truly a wine of exceptional quality, pairing well with hearty foods, but equally enjoyable with just a wedge of aged cheese.

Croatia's Badel Slivovitz is a high quality distillation of Bistrica plums that is aged for four years in casks of Slavonian oak, resulting in an exceptionally smooth example of this traditionally fiery libation.

Liquor Group Wholesale, Inc.
Jason Bandy

Friday, December 12, 2008

Liquor Group Wholesale VP Newman Interviewed on FOX Business Wall St. Network

Liquor Group Wholesale Inc. (OTCBB: LIQR) award winning brands in the 2008-2009 World Spirits and World Wines Competition in Geneva, Switzerland prompt interview of Liquor Group VP Lowell Newman by FOX Business NEWS Wall Street.Net "3 Minute Press Show" in a segment broadcast on December 12, 2008, which also featured the CEO of major discount retailer Big Lots, among others. The show includes interviews with 10-12 executives from companies with noteworthy financial news.

Financial Reporter Tracee Tolentino asked about the rapidly growing Liquor Group Wholesale, the only publicly traded Liquor Distribution Company in the US, focusing on current economic conditions affecting the liquor industry. "When times are good people drink to celebrate, when times are bad they drink to forget…in between times they drink because they’re thirsty!” said Newman “…Liquor gallonage sales remains solid during hard times although sales of higher priced goods may be weaker."

The main topic of discussion was the great success of Liquor Group brands at the World Spirits Competition. Platinum Awards were given to Trump Super Premium Grape Vodka, Isla N Silver Rum, Spirit of Liberty Bourbon Cream and Casa BoMargo Chianti Riserva and more than 20 other Liquor Group brands garnered awards. Newman serves as Product Selection Director for Liquor Group, and he pays great attention to the selection of each product in the portfolio. Success at the World Beverage Competition, with more than 50,000 entrants from 25 countries, demonstrates the high quality of products in the portfolio, as recognized by beverage experts from around the world.

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Jason Bandy

Thursday, December 11, 2008

World’s Largest Beverage Competition Announces Winners - Liquor Group brands faired well

Once again the finest alcohol beverage products from 25 countries and all parts of the globe assembled to compete in the 2008-2009 World Spirits and World Wines Competitions, with entries in excess of 50,000 various brands the judging results yielded awards for many Liquor Group (OTCBB: LIQR) brands. Liquor Group’s portfolio spans more than 1700 products; therefore a pleasant side effect of having such diversification in goods is the statistical advantage in award completions.

In the World Wines Competition, Platinum winner Casa BoMargo Chianti, Gold winner Azarro Syrah, and Silver Winner Domaine Fevre are all represented by Liquor Group.

In the World Spirits Competition many liquor brands represented by Liquor Group faired well including Trump Grape Vodka, taking Platinum honors in the Flavored Vodka Category and Isla N Rum received Platinum in the Light Rum Category.

Other Liquor Group brands that received awards include:

  • Espiritu Liqueur – Platinum
  • Spirit of Liberty Bourbon Cream – Platinum
  • Cohete Gold Rum – Gold
  • Cromoska Loskova Brandy – Gold
  • BullDawg Liqueur – Gold
  • Aguilla Tequila Blanco – Gold
  • Ambretto Coconut Liqueur - Gold
  • Vixen Spiced Rum – Silver
  • Fionn McCool Irish Whisky – Silver
  • Bennandonner Blended Scotch – Silver
  • Bennandonner Single Malt Scotch 10 Year – Silver
  • Skenderbu Brandy – Silver
  • Weiss Cream – Silver
  • Wild Horses American Whisky – Silver
  • Tejano Blanco – Silver
  • Happy Tequila Reposado – Bronze
“With so many brands competing including award winning entries from Diageo, Bacardi, E&J Gallo, Luxco, Svedka, Rogue Spirits and others, the fact that brands within the Liquor Group Portfolio did so well reflects the quality of products that we represent.” says Lowell Newman, VP of License States and Product Selection Director at Liquor Group.

About Liquor Group Wholesale
Liquor Group Wholesale is an emerging liquor and wine distribution company representing more than 1700 spirits and wine products with operations in 31 U.S. States. Our company is focused on providing a distribution channel for Mid-Market, Nationally recognized alcohol beverage products. Liquor Group Wholesale is publicly traded under the symbol LIQR. Information on Liquor Group Wholesale's financials and business operations is available on our website: