Make Sure To Order Seriously Cute Hello Kitty Wine (Photo)


By Cooking Panda

If you were one of the lucky ones who got to experience the wonder that is Hello Kitty wine, you’ll remember the iconic packaging and fun flavors.

If you’ve never had the pleasure of drinking the stuff, you are in for a treat! Sanrio is bringing the wine back for a limited time during the holiday season, and it comes with two new flavors, according to Delish.

Each bottle of Hello Kitty Sweet Pink wine, a Sweet Pink Sparkling wine, a Pinot Noir, a Pinot Nero Vinified in White, and a special-edition Numbered Rose features a sleekly printed kitten and bow logo, so you might want to hang onto the bottle when you’re done.

“Hello Kitty is a global pop icon with fans of all ages and an ever-growing selection of lifestyle products,” the brand said in a statement on their website. “Now you can find her on a new range of exclusive wines for around the world!  Bold and iconic, cute and chic, Hello Kitty’s essence is celebrated with this sophisticated collection produced by Torti ‘L’Eleganza del Vino’ Wines.  Hello Kitty Wines make a great gift and can be enjoyed at your next special occasion.”

If you want one of these bottles, you’re going to have to act fast: prices start at $25 per bottle, though the special-edition ones will cost you up to $40. Combo packs are $98, and for $148 you can get a variety pack of the whole collection. If you’re ordering online, you’ll need to buy at least two bottles, but you can get free shipping if you enter the code “SUPERCUTE.”

If you don’t care to order online (free shipping when you pay at least $150!), you can find the stuff at a bunch of stores across the nation — to find a location near you, check the info here.

Sources: Delish, Hello Kitty Wines / Featured Image: Yvonne Acosta/Flickr

Tags: Hello Kitty drink, Hello Kitty Wine, limited edition, novelty wine, Sanrio
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Blue Wine Is Finally Coming To America! (Photos)


By Cooking Panda

To some, blue wine is a wildly fun and brightly Instagrammable way to get your fix of novelty booze. To others, it is complete blasphemy. But love it or hate it, the much-awaited new way to drink your grape juice is coming to the U.S. Finally.

The booze, which comes from Spanish company Gik, will be arriving in Miami, Boston and Texas stores as early as September, after a technical hiccup kept them from delivering more than 30,000 bottles that people pre-ordered online after the product became wildly popular in summer 2016, reports Eater.

According to Gik’s website, the wine is 11.5 percent alcohol, and they decided to make it blue to make it more accessible and to represent a calm ocean.

The blue stuff, developed by six 20-somethings who were looking for a less-stuffy way to bring wine to the masses, comes from both red and white wine mixed with indigo dye and anthocyanin — a blue pigment in grape skin. It is primarily a sweet white wine, but due to a Spanish law that bars red and white-mixed wine to be sold locally, they were fined more than $3500 and forced to label the beverage as containing only 99 percent wine — and they couldn’t sell it as wine either.

“Luckily, in the U.S., legislation embraces new and innovative products and is not as restrictive and anchored in the past as in Spain,” said co-founder Aritz Lopez, according to Eater. “So we are confident [we can expand] quite fast.”

That’s pretty lucky if you live outside of the limited retail spots!

Gik is looking to bring their blue wine to New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Washington, California and Nevada next, though each state has a different process.

Sources: Eater, GIk / Featured Image: Pixabay

Tags: blue wine, colorful wine, Gik, new alcohol, novelty wine
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We Definitely Want A Drink from This Chrome Wine Bottle (Photo)


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If you have a serious thing for 1930s Americana and vintage car nostalgia, you’re going to LOVE Tank Garage Winery’s newest offering — a 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon blend that comes in what is believed to be the world’s first chrome wine bottle.

Chrome Dreams was released on September 1, and it comes in a reflective bottle that has an embossed resin wing-wheeled logo, notes PR Newswire.

“We wanted to go back to a time when cars weren’t just cars, but artful vessels of freedom, carrying the American dream westward across Route 66,” explained James Harder, co-founder of Tank Garage Winery, according to PR Newswire.

“Classic cars were a direct reflection of our greatest hopes and dreams — we were inspired to bring that spirit of aspiration back with Chrome Dreams. From the wine to packaging, the entire experience is designed to create a sense of marvel. We are excited for wine drinkers to taste, collect and experience this incredible achievement in wine,” Harder added.


Tasting notes include “dark creme de cassis with layers of vanilla and caramel supported by hints of bay leaf and star anise in the background,” said the release.

If you want one of these novelty bottles, you’ll want to act fast: Tank made fewer than 500 cases of the juice, which is a mix of 87 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 8 percent Cabernet Franc and 5 percent Petite Sirah.

You can buy it at the winery in Calistoga, California, or, starting September 15, you can order it online for $75 per bottle.

Two friends who have been involved in farming and wine-making for decades collaborated to create Tank Garage Winery as a celebration of “the heart and soul of vintage California culture and creativity,” according to the winery’s website.

“The result is a small collection of ‘one off,’ uniquely-crafted wines that draw heavily on the owners’ personal lifestyles and experiences,” the site explains.

“Belief in the notion that ideas and influences continually surround us, tease us, and tempt us is at the heart of Tank Garage Winery.”

Sources: PR Newswire, Tank Garage Winery / Featured Image: Jing/Flickr / Embedded Image: PR Newswire

Tags: chrome bottle, Chrome Dreams, chrome wine, novelty wine, Tank Garage Winery
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