SOURCE: Fosters Wine Estates

November 30, 2006 16:24 ET

New Sparkling Wines From Australia Bring Holiday Cheers to Florida

SOUTH EASTERN AUSTRALIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 30, 2006 --Yellowglen Winery announced two new wines to the United States with the recent launch of its number one selling Australian sparkling wines. "Pink" and "Yellow" bubbles -- or "champers," in Down Under lingo -- are now available in Florida for the first time ever, just in time for holiday celebrations.

"The Pink and Yellow sparkling wines are perfect for any occasion and we are excited to introduce them to the Florida market," said Florida Manager Tom Carroll of Fosters Wine Group. "This gives consumers a new choice in specialty sparkling wines with a boutique look."

"Pink" and "Yellow" by Yellowglen have enjoyed tremendous success in Australia, rising to the top of the Aussie sparkling wine scene since 2000. Delicious and affordable, this non-vintage bubbly duo has enjoyed more than 100% growth over the last 3 years with more than 1 million cases sold, and holds a 19% volume share of the booming Australia sparkling wine market.

Australians love their "champers" (Aussie speak for sparkling wine) and stylish, modern and delicious "Pink" and "Yellow" are sure to sparkle with US wine lovers as well.

In a recent US test market for "Pink" and "Yellow," consumers confirmed they are ready for a contemporary, great tasting and fun everyday sparkling wine. Upwards of 80% of people surveyed loved the overall appeal, taste and price of "Pink" and "Yellow." With a suggested retail price of $11.99, people will discover sparkling wine is no longer just a special occasion drink, but an everyday wine that's perfect as an aperitif or paired with a wide variety of foods.

"Bringing 'Pink' and 'Yellow' by Yellowglen to the United States makes perfect sense. These sparkling wines are stylish, fun, delicious and very affordable -- we think that US bubbly fans will love being able to choose a sparkling wine for every day," Bettina Ferrando, Yellowglen Brand Manager said. "These are the perfect sparklers for any gathering -- from the 'girls' night' party to the Sunday picnic in the garden -- 'Pink' and 'Yellow' really make every day a celebration," she added.

Yellowglen, named after a gold mine that once operated in what are now premium vineyards in south-east Australia, has been producing delicious sparkling wines since 1971. "Pink" by Yellowglen, a delicious sparkling blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, is soft ice pink in the glass with a delicate bead. Distinctive Pinot Noir aromas of strawberries with a splash of citrus bubble under the nose develop into refreshing fruit characters of berry and lime.

"Yellow" by Yellowglen, an all Chardonnay sparkling wine, is luscious with tropical flavors of pineapple, melon and a hint of refreshing citrus. "Yellow" by Yellowglen is elegantly golden in color with a persistent bead and a crisp, clean finish.

For retail information, product photos or more information about "Pink" and "Yellow" by Yellowglen in Florida, please contact Lisa Buyer at The Buyer Group at 954-354-1411,

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