A low-calorie cocktail range, a Spanish brand and a new generation of tequilas.
All things light and beautiful
Aimed at women and looking to fill the void created from the Babycham era, Ibiza Ice is a lightly sparkling, wine -based cocktail containing all natural ingredients and even a natural sweetener. The result is a low -calori e (57 Kcal per 10 cl), lightly sparkling, crisp and delicate drink in two fruit -driven flavours — White Isle and Sunset. Ibiza Ice comes in a 27.5 cl bottle at 5.5% abv. Think beautiful beaches, sunsets and people to match. The basics: £3.50 , ibizaice.com
Vive La Diferencia
Hot-footing it across the border is La Diferencia, the new Spanish cousin of La Différence from southern France is aimed at consumers who enjoy Rioja but want to try something a little different. La Diferencia Verdejo Sauvignon Blanc 2008 and La Diferencia Tempranillo/
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 comprises two wines, both from the appellation Tierra Castilla y León and are marketed as “real wines, from a real place, made by real people, at great value”. The basics: £5.99, dedicatedwines.co.uk
Low-dosage fizz a hit at Vinexpo
Rosé and low -dosage Champagnes were the main themes of a spate of innovation in fizz at Vinexpo. Nicolas Feuillatte is launching an oak-aged Cuvée 225 Rosé 2004 for the on-trade. Champagne Mailly Grand Cru with L’Intemporelle Rosé 2004 and Champagne de Venoge
with its Louis XV Rosé Extra-Brut were also going pink. Ultra D , Pol Roger’s Pure Brut,
is the latest zerodosage fizz. Meanwhile, Champagne Lanson has launched its new Extra Age Brut cuvée, a blend of the 1999, 2002 and 2003 vintages.
Fentimans' rise to Rose
Fentimans is launching Rose Lemonade in a bespoke 75 cl bottle, following customer demand
for a take -home size. Careful development has goneinto its latest addition as Fentimans needed to find all-natural ingredients. Pure rose oil was sourced from the world-famous Rose Valley in Kazanlak, Bulgaria, which “provides just the right degree of rose flavour and adds an appealing blush pink colour to the liquid”. The basics: Under £3, fentimans.com
Tres Generaciones’ big three
Sauza’s has launched an exclusive Tres Generaciones premium range of tequilas. The three triple -distilled, 100% agave tequilas includes the crystal clear Tres Generaciones Plata, Tres Generaciones Reposado and Tres Generaciones Añejo, which is stored in American oak for a year to produce an amber spirit which is the most complex in the range. Tres Generaciones
is aimed at selected high-end off -trade. The basics : £41.99 (Plata), £43.99 (Reposado), £47.99 (Añejo), mixxit.co.uk