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The world’s fastest growing alcoholic beverage is making its way to Aotearoa with the launch of TINK – New Zealand’s first natural fruit wine seltzer.
Made in Marlborough by family-owned Kiwi company Giesen Group, TINK uses an innovative process of fermenting wine and natural fruit juice together to create a light and refreshing sparkling seltzer perfect for the summer season.
With seltzer growing exponentially in the US and Australian markets, all the signs are pointing to 2020/21 being the summer of seltzer in New Zealand as well. TINK is sold in 330ml cans with three flavours available – Tropical, Berry Rose and Lemon & Lime. It is also designed with a health and wellbeing focus, being low in sugar, low carb, and gluten free, with no added flavours.
The drive to wellness among Kiwis is also reflected in the popularity of Giesen’s 0% alcohol Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, launched in February 2020. A world first, the alcohol-removed Sauvignon sold out on launch in both New Zealand and Australia, and demand far outstripped supply in pre-orders alone.
Sure to be equally popular, TINK is a premium, all-natural product made right here in New Zealand. It’s the perfect light, low-alcohol option for enjoying by the pool and with a barbecue on long summer evenings.
The Lemon & Lime is dry, refreshing and tangy on the palate for instant thirst quenching. It is a lovely light lemon colour and with a strong lime scent with subtle floral notes, even the smell is refreshing.
The aroma of the Tropical flavour is of ripe pineapple, a little passionfruit and just a tiny hint of coconut, with a sweet and moreish flavour that will transport you straight to a holiday in the islands.
The Berry Rose looks like your favourite rosé, smelling of freshly crushed raspberries with a touch of sweet summer strawberry. It is dry on the palate with a touch of natural sweetness from the raspberry and cherry flavours to keep you coming back for more.
TINK is available now nationwide at selected supermarkets and liquor stores.