G'Vine Earns Platinum and Gold in the Beverage Tasting Institute's 2008 International Review of Spirits Competition

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The World's Only Ultra Premium Gin Made from Grape Spirit and Vine Flower Wins Top Marks in Global Challenge

Our dedication to quality and a new and exciting taste experience is unwavering

G'Vine has received top ratings in the 2008 International Review of Spirits Competition conducted by the Beverage Tasting Institute (BTI). BTI, one of the world's foremost authorities on alcoholic beverages, was established nearly 30 years ago as America's premier independent alcoholic beverage review organization. For the second year in a row, G'Vine (Floraison) earned high marks, with 94 points overall and an Exceptional rating, winning a coveted Gold medal. G'Vine (Nouaison), slated to launch in select U.S. markets October 2008, was awarded 96 points overall, rated Superlative and received BTI's top honor -- the Platinum medal. The world's only ultra premium gin produced from grape spirit and infused with the rare grapevine flower, G'Vine continues to garner world-wide critical acclaim.

"Our dedication to quality and a new and exciting taste experience is unwavering," said EuroWineGate master distiller Jean-Sebastien Robicquet. "G'Vine's philosophy speaks to a new "gin'eration' which is quickly responding to the unique and complex characteristics of our ultra premium products."

Artisanally 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 the final product. G'Vine (Nouaison) -- which evokes the lifecycle of the vineyard and derives its name from the first stage of fruit formation after flowering -- is the perfect evolution to the heady, voluptuous flavors of G'Vine (Floraison). Presenting nuanced characteristics in the style of a classic London Dry gin, G'Vine (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. G'Vine (Nouaison) is currently available exclusively in Germany, and is slated to launch in selected markets in fall 2008, including New York, New Jersey, Florida and California in the U.S., France and U.K, where it has been awarded Gold Medal and Trophy Winner by the Drinks International 2008 Gin Challenge in front of all the London dry gins.

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 (http://www.eurowinegate.com)
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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