SOURCE: Marani Spirits

June 03, 2009 08:00 ET

Marani Receives Initial Orders for Arizona

Distributor Relationship Pays off, Marani to Begin Shipments to Arizona

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 3, 2009) - Marani Brands, Inc. (OTCBB: MRIB) announced today that it has received its initial orders from QV Distributors, Inc. in Arizona and will begin shipping immediately.

On March 4, 2009, Marani announced its exclusive distributor relationship with QV Distributors, Inc. within the state of Arizona. QV Distributors serves more than 2,000 off-premise accounts throughout the state and is highly regarded for its outstanding quality of service. According to Adams Liquor Handbook, the spirit industry's leading source of sales and consumption of distilled spirits statistics within the United States, Arizona ranked 13th in total vodka consumption in 2007 with more than 1,202,000 9-Liter cases sold.

"Making these initial deliveries of Marani Vodka to Arizona is a very important milestone for us," said Ara Zartarian, Marani's CEO. "We have been particularly interested in achieving this goal due to the size of Arizona's market and of course its proximity to our home office here in California. The Southwestern United States has always been a major focal point for us because of its high-quality lifestyle and discerning vodka consumers. We are very pleased to finally allow the Arizona market to experience our award-winning ultra-premium vodka thanks to the very hard work of QV Distributors."

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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