Introduced last August in Canada, VICE is a single-pour vodka-icewine Martini that is now available in New York, Ohio, Nevada, California and other states. A blend of Vineland Estates Vidal Icewine and Canadian vodka, VICE is enjoyed over ice or chilled and poured into a Martini glass garnished with frozen grapes. VICE has received TTB approval and is COLA registered. www.vicemartini.com.
2009 Valley of the Moon Pinot Blanc
Made with grapes from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Valley, the 2009 Valley of the Moon Pinot Blanc was aged five months in French oak and French acacia barrels. The wine has red apple, nectarine and lemon aromas with hints of vanilla. Flavors of nectarine, peach, lemon and lychee contribute to the medium-bodied wine, giving it a crisp and lingering finish. The Pinot Blanc pairs well with seafood, shellfish, salad, fresh fruit and pasta in cream sauces. The 2009 Valley of the Moon Pinot Blanc is available nationally. www.valleyofthemoonwinery.com.
Chauvet announces Mini 4BAR, a compact LED fixture with a mobile wash system, four low profile lights and 75 LEDs that come in multiple colors. The Mini 4BAR has an easy-to-use footswitch controller, built-in sound and automatic programs, and a light scan that can be aimed at various elevations. The equipment is easy to break down and store in its custom transport case and works best for DJs and performers on the go. www.chauvetlighting.com.