Ouled Thaleb Moroccan Rose Poised to Make a Splash in NYC

Morocco's Most Popular Wine Prepares to Whet NYC Palates at the Premiere Event, La Nuit en Rose June 13th and 14th

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NEW YORK, June 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ouled Thaleb, one of Morocco's oldest wineries, announces today that it will participate in the first-ever La Nuit en Rosé, a premier rosé
wine-tasting event aboard the Hornblower Hybrid luxury yacht on New York City's Hudson River June 13th and14th . The exclusive Moroccan rosé featured, Ouled Thaleb Moroccan Rosé 2013 is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault. Known in Morocco as "Rosé d'une Nuit d'Ete", or rosé for summer nights, this fresh vintage, now available in the U.S., is sure to please rosé lovers and excite curious palates.

"We're very excited to have Ouled Thaleb Moroccan Rosé presented at our event, as it brings a wonderful diversity to the selection," said Pierrick Bouquet, founder of the event. "La Nuit En Rosé is here to encourage New Yorkers to discover rosé wines from all over the world, and we're so happy that Moroccan wines are represented."

The premiere two-day wine tasting event expects 1,500 attendees including wine connoisseurs, New York socialites, and distinguished members of the press. All tickets include access to a 4-hour wine tasting (85+ rosé wines to taste), and a 90-minute cruise on the Hudson River.

Who:   Ouled Thaleb Moroccan Rosé 2013
What:   The ONLY Moroccan rosé wine featured at La Nuit en Rosé
Where:  Hornblower Hybrid Yacht
            353 West Street, Pier 40
            New York, NY 10014
When:   Friday, June 13th and Saturday, June 14th (two sessions per day)

Two sessions per day:
          Friday, June 13th
          1-5PM: Trade/Media PREVIEW
          7-11PM: Consumer Session (90-minute cruise)
          Saturday, June 14th
          1-5PM: Consumer Session (90-minute cruise)
          7-11PM: Consumer Session (90-minute cruise)

Ticket info: http://nuitrose.com/event/attend

Ouled Thaleb Moroccan Rosé 2013 is currently available at:
     NY - Grand Liquors, BevMax Hillside and Zachy's
     CA - K &L Wine Merchants, Du Vin Wine & Spirits
     TX - Whole Foods
     D.C. - Potomac Wine & Spirits
     PA – Fine Wine & Good Spirits

Did You Know?
- Morocco is the largest producer of wine in the Arab world
- Of the 40 million bottles of wine produced in Morocco, 37 million are consumed domestically
- Following the French system, Morocco has 14 AOG's (Appellation of Origin Guaranteed) and 1 AOC (Appellation of Origin Controlled)
- Domaine Ouled Thaleb 100% Syrah was recently awarded 90 points by Wine and Spirits Magazine

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About Moroccan Wine:

Moroccan Wine is solely represented by two brands in the U.S.:

Domaine Ouled Thaleb, established in 1923 as Thalvin, in the Zenata region, is known to be the oldest and leading winery in the renaissance of Morocco's wine industry. The vineyards are situated in the coastal region between Casablanca and Rabat, facing the Atlantic Ocean. A traditional winemaking approach and a notable respect for the land have led to the creation of a unique collection of wines. By retaining indigenous varietals such as Faranah and introducing others such as
Grenache, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cinsault, Clairette, and Sauvignon Blanc, Ouled Thaleb introduces the best of the Moroccan "Terroir". It has been imported in the U.S. by Nomadic Distribution since 2005.

Celliers de Meknès, founded in 1964 by Mr. Brahim Zniber, is the largest wine producer in the kingdom. The region of Meknès is situated in the foothills of the ATLAS Mountains. Because of the high altitude, sunshine, and mild temperatures, Meknès is the choice region for vineyards in Morocco. Celliers de Meknès is imported in the U.S. by Nomadic Distribution.

For Trade Queries:
Hassan Sefrioui, Sopexa USA
hassan.sefrioui@sopexa.com
212-386-7447
For Media Queries:
Marie-Christina Batich, Sopexa USA
marie-christina.batich@sopexa.com
908-463-2174

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CONTACT:For Trade Queries:
         Hassan Sefrioui, Sopexa USA
         hassan.sefrioui@sopexa.com 
         212-386-7447
         
         For Media Queries:
         Marie-Christina Batich, Sopexa USA
         marie-christina.batich@sopexa.com
         908-463-2174