New Gin From Cognac Named Best Distilled Gin in Prestigious, London-Based Drinks International Competition

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Gold Trophy Winner of the 2008 Drinks International Gin Challenge, G'Vine Scores Highest Accolades

The recognition of G'Vine as the gold standard in gin reaffirms our belief that there is room in the gin category for innovative products dedicated to quality and the expression of rich botanicals and flavours

G'Vine has been named Best Distilled Gin in the world by Drinks International, the renowned global authority on beer, wine and spirits. Gold trophy winner and top scorer, G'Vine was named the best of the best among 40 of the world's top selling brands. The recently introduced G'Vine (Nouaison), launched exclusively in Germany in March 2008, received the highest honor of the competition while G'Vine (Floraison)-- second only to its partner -- followed closely with a silver medal.

"The recognition of G'Vine as the gold standard in gin reaffirms our belief that there is room in the gin category for innovative products dedicated to quality and the expression of rich botanicals and flavours," said EuroWineGate master distiller Jean-Sebastien Robicquet. "We've initiated what we call a new 'gin'eration' which combines the style and complexity of an ultra premium gin with the versatility of a world-class vodka."

Crafted by EuroWineGate in Cognac, France, G'Vine is produced from grapes which undergo a multi-distillation process to create a grape neutral spirit. Hand-picked at its peak, the luscious and exceedingly rare vine flower -- which blooms for just a few days of every year--is macerated in grape spirit and distilled in a traditional, small Florentine pot still. Nine whole fruit botanicals are infused in grape neutral spirit for 2-5 days before distillation in small stills. These ripe aromatics include ginger root, liquorice, green cardamom, cassia bark, coriander, juniper berries, cubeb berries, nutmeg and lime. In a final step, the vine flower infusion is combined with the distillates of the botanicals and more grape spirit, and distilled once more to create G'Vine. Nouaison, the first stage of fruit formation after flowering, is the perfect partner to the heady, voluptuous flavors of Floraison. Presenting nuanced characteristics in the style of a classic London Dry gin, Nouaison reveals increased juniper and nutmeg components, an elevated alcohol content of 43.9%, and a decreased emphasis on the vine flower. Baked citrus and complex spice lingers on the palate following sweet, robust, and zesty flavors.

G'Vine [Floraison] is widely available in the U.S., Europe, and continues to grow in Asia. Nouaison is currently available exclusively in Germany, and will roll out in selected markets in Fall 2008, including the U.S., U.K., France, and Spain.

Launched late 2006, G'Vine is currently available in the finest on and off-premise locations in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Georgia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Maryland, New York, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, DC and Wisconsin. G'Vine is also nationally available online at http://www.drinkupny.com, http://www.grandeharvestwines.com, http://www.mondoliquor.com, http://www.morrellwine.com, http://www.parkaveliquor.com and http://www.sherry-lehmann.com. G'Vine will continue to expand aggressively and strategically in the United States. G'Vine carries a suggested retail price between $35.00 and $40.00.

About EuroWineGate
Founded in 2001 in Cognac, France by groundbreaking distillers and oenologists Jean Sébastien Robicquet and Bruno de Reilhac, EuroWineGate (http://www.eurowinegate.com) is a spirits and wine company dedicated to developing and marketing contemporary, ultra-premium and inspirational products that combine French craftsmanship with innovative techniques. In addition to G'Vine, EuroWineGate created with Diageo, the world's leading premium drinks business, Cîroc, the world's first vodka made entirely from grapes. EuroWineGate is also the producer of K'orus wines and distributes in the US, a portfolio of wines characterized by their strong identities, unique personalities and full bodied structure.

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