SOURCE: Marani Spirits

April 16, 2009 08:00 ET

Marani Brands Moves Into New York

Proudly Announces Its Partnership With Telesco & Associates and Its Hanover and Fleetwood Divisions in New York

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 16, 2009) - Marani Brands, Inc. (OTCBB: MRIB) continues its expansion efforts as it begins distributing its ultra-premium products into the State of New York. Marani enters into the State of New York in cooperation with Telesco & Associates Fulfillment and Distribution Experts (

Hanover Warehouses division has accommodated the critical storage needs of major wine and spirit distributors for over 25 years. The Fleetwood Forwarding division is a premier for-hire wine and spirits delivery service in the NY, NJ, & CT markets. They handle deliveries to some of the finest restaurants and retailers in those markets.

"The relationship with Hanover and Fleetwood is tremendously advantageous for our organization. Our sales team on the ground in the New York metropolitan area has been preparing for our arrival. This development puts our product into one of the most important markets for us and combined with our current and upcoming marketing efforts we intend to become a well recognized premium brand throughout the Tri-State area," said Marani Brands CEO, Ara Zartarian.

Marani distribution now stretches across the country from the California Pacific Coast to the trend setting streets of New York. With placement in over 1,500 off-premise and retail locations and over 900 on-premise, high-profile restaurants and nightclubs, Marani Vodka is an ultra-premium brand dedicated to the fine pallets of spirit connoisseurs.

About Marani Brands Inc.

Marani Brands, Inc. develops, positions, markets and distributes fine wine and spirit products in the United States as well as international markets. Its signature product, "Marani Vodka," is an ultra-premium vodka manufactured exclusively for Marani in Armenia. It is made from late-harvest Armenian winter wheat, distilled three times, filtered twenty-five times and then, through a proprietary process, is aged in oak barrels lined with honey and skimmed dried milk to give it its unique taste. Marani Vodka was awarded the Gold Medal in the prestigious International Spirit Competition, held in San Francisco, California, in both 2004 and 2007 and the coveted Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences in 2008 & 2009. Marani Vodka can be found in over 1,500 off-premise and retail locations and more than 900 premium on-premise venues across the nation. Please enjoy Marani brands responsibly and in moderation.

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements made in this press release contain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. This forward-looking information is based on certain assumptions, including, among others, presently known physical data concerning size and character of reservoirs and economic recoverability. Some of these expectations may be based upon assumptions or judgments that prove to be incorrect. In addition, operations involve numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Marani Brands' control, which could result in expectations not being realized or otherwise materially affect the financial condition, results of operation and cash flows. Additional information regarding these and other risks are contained in Marani Brands' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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