Dec. 21st, 2010

A New Years’ Resolution that is Crystal Clear

Events: Produced in the Champagne wine region in Northern France, Saint Crystal, a new, elegant sparkling vodka, is holding a pre-launch of the brand in Miami at the W Hotel while the Grammy-nominated musical artist Drake rings in the New Year.

This refreshing premium French sparkling spirit is as au courant as champagne with the flexibility of a vodka. Blending the appeal of effervescence in sparkling wines and champagnes, Saint Crystal is a smooth, carbonated spirit that provides the same bubbly familiarity for cocktail-lovers.

The festivities will commence on the Saint Crystal private jet, where Drake will be flown from Toronto to Miami, followed by a tasting of the new spirit at the W. The Saint Crystal New Years cocktail of choice is the Sparkling New Years Goddess, made from Saint Crystal Sparkling Vodka, honey water, lemon juice, passion fruit pulp and sparkling water.

Twenty years ago, Henri Berthe, Saint Crystal’s cellar master and creator, used the traditional sparkling technique, méthode champenoise, in the French Jura region and applied his own spin to create a superb bottling recipe. The quality was so exceptional, that it won several blind taste testing contests against Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot and Mumm Vintage Champagne. The cellar master employed the newly developed formula, and created a sparkling vodka.

Saint Crystal is made from a blend of the finest grains that come from the French administrative region of Champagne-Ardenne, and charcoal-filtered French spring water that is naturally-filtered through Champagne limestone. It is batch-distilled in copper pot stills and infused with tiny bubbles.

The elegant Saint Crystal Sparkling Vodka is 80-proof, five-times distilled and triple-filtered, presented in crystal glass bottles and topped by a cork for a distilled spirit, allowing it to release with a “POP”. The bottle's shape pays homage to the champagne process.

The perfect serving temperature for Saint Crystal Vodka is chilled on ice before serving.

Saint Crystal Sparkling Vodka will roll out distribution in Winter 2011.
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