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December 2014

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december 2014  /  the tasting panel  /  93 Eppa Sangria: Gift of Giving Who doesn't enjoy a glass of refreshing, fruity sangria? With Eppa Sangria, it's easy, and it's the perfect drink to serve at your holiday gathering. Eppa is the only organic premium bottled sangria made with real superfruit juice that's full of antioxidants. Blended with premium varietal wines, Eppa Red is made with pomegranate, blueberry and açaí juices, while Eppa White combines mangosteen, peach, mango and blood orange juices. Eppa is available at Whole Foods nationwide and the brand is working with the retailer's charity, Whole Planet Foundation, a private, non- profit organization established by Whole Foods Market. Whole Planet Foundation's mission is to empower female entrepreneurs with microcredit and the chance to create or expand a home-based business to lift them- selves and their families out of poverty. "We are very proud to support the extraordinary work Whole Planet Foundation is doing around the globe to empower women entrepreneurs," says Reyes. This summer, Eppa donated a dollar per bottle sold, up to $25,000, which Whole Planet Foundation used to fund poverty alleviation around the globe. So let the anxieties and worries of the busy holiday season slip away as you focus on all there is to be grateful for. Celebrate with family and friends over the perfect bottle of wine for the season—one that gives back—while sharing stories and laughter. Happy Holidays! Owned and operated in Yenda, Australia, by the Casella family, [ yellow tail ] wines are created on a simple philosophy: Make a great wine that everybody can enjoy. Approachable, fresh and full of flavor, [ yellow tail ] is America's most beloved wine import. This holiday season [ yellow tail ] hopes to bring people together to celebrate the gift of family and friends with its "Together for the Holidays" program. Five $500 travel vouchers are being awarded weekly in November and December to allow fami- lies to spend time with each other—something that is very important to the family-run brand. To enter for a chance to win, contestants must submit a short story on why they would like to go home for the holidays at "We are fortunate to have had a loyal fan base ever since the wine was launched more than 10 years ago. It's important to show our appreciation and give back to those who support us," says Renato Reyes, Chief Marketing Officer, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits. "This year we went a new direction, aligning with social gatherings because [ yellow tail ] is the 'go-to' wine that brings people together all year round." [ yellow tail ]: Gift of Family and Friends [ yellow tail ]'s "Together for the Holidays" campaign will unite family and friends from across the country this holiday season. IMAGE COURTESY OF DEUTSCH FAMILY WINE & SPIRITS

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