SOURCE: Marani Spirits

June 10, 2009 10:23 ET

Marani Sponsors "The Detournements of Wynn Miller" Art Exhibit; Joins Monster Energy Drink, Asahi, Scion, and Others

Cutting-Edge Event to Feature Contemporary Art's Most Celebrated Talents

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2009) - Marani Brands, Inc. (OTCBB: MRIB) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a sponsor of the "The Detournements of Wynn Miller" on Saturday, June 13, 2009 from 7 to 11pm. The exciting event will be held at the Exhibit A Gallery located at 1086 South Fairfax Ave, in Los Angeles, California. The Exhibit A Gallery ( is known throughout the art world as a hotspot for trend setting and cutting-edge exhibitions.

The exciting event is a tribute to two artistic legends: Tony Alva, skateboarding godfather and original bad boy of Venice Beach's infamous "Dogtown," and Wynn Miller, the influential photographer who captured the legendary Alva on and off-board during the height of the skateboarding revolution of the 1970s. A collection of these iconic photographs, appropriately named "The Mad Dog Chronicles," is now touring the nation.

"The Detournements of Wynn Miller" will feature some of the art world's greatest contemporary talents including: Shepard Fairey, Eric Monson, Mark Gonzales, Nate Frizzell, Chloe Trujillo, Robert Trujillo, Axis, Jon Chase, Dennis McNett, Lauren Bergman, Richard Villa III, Nazrn, Shawn Barber, Votan, Michael Ruiz, and Jeff Ho. Each artist will be painting their version of a Wynn Miller photograph.

Guests will be treated to live music by DJ Keith Morris of legendary bands Black Flag and The Circle Jerks, as well as Shepard Fairey, live painting by contemporary artist Mario "Fdubs" Luevanos, and an open bar provided by Monster Energy Drink and Marani Vodka. Other well-known sponsors include Scion, Asahi, Alva, and Jarritos.

"Wynn Miller's visionary photographs of his equally artistic subject, Tony Alva, have become increasingly celebrated and revered in the art world," said Marani Brands CEO, Ara Zartarian. "We are pleased to join Monster Energy Drink and other sponsors in participating in this exciting and highly-publicized event, and consider it yet another significant opportunity to bring our award-winning, ultra-premium Marani Vodka to a sophisticated audience of contemporary artists and art 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 5 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.

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