The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Postcards from ProWein

By James Wells

Vernissage bag in box designs from Mare Magnum – available through Direct Brand Distributors in Australia.

Illegal Malted Wine – blends beer with Chilean Sauvignon Blanc.

Emerging McLaren Vale winery Alpha Box & Dice have embarked on a project to develop the ‘Alphabet of Wine’ with 26 separate and original expressions. With 17 down, there are still nine ‘letters’ to be released.

Classy casks from Stormhoek in South Africa on the Origin Wine stand.

Treasury Wine Estates launched Blossom Hill Spritz (5.5 per cent ABV) in bottles and cans into the UK and Europe market, with no plans for the Australian market at this stage.

The Blossom Hill Spritz is also available in cans, but these are also not available in Australia

MosKato Rose and White MosKato – spotted on the Origin Wine stand (fearlessly sold by Aldi).

Organic Sauvignon Blanc packaged in a brown pint-sized bottle from Craft & Origin.

Specifically targeting food matching occasions with eye-catching reflective labels – Sushi Club South African Sauvignon Blanc and Alfresco Club South African Pinot Grigio on the Origin Wines stand.

Winebeer from Chile (nine per cent ABV) uses grapes, hops and yeast to deliver what it claims is the world first combination of wine, beer and sparkling wine and the owners are seeking an Australian distributor.

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