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Real Housewife of New York Partners with Opici for Ramona Red


Date: 09/24/12

NEW YORK –September 24, 2012 – Passionate wine aficionado, astute businesswoman and reality star Ramona Singer, today announced the newest in her collection of Ramona Wines - Ramona Red: Sangiovese Merlot Blend to be produced by Opici Wines. In her role as a starring cast member on “Real Housewives of New York,” Singer has become a household name, thanks in part to her love for Pinot Grigio. Being a wine enthusiast and entrepreneur, Singer developed the red wine as a follow up to her successful Ramona Pinot Grigio, released in 2011.

img 1Ramona Red: Sangiovese Merlot Blend, produced in Tuscany, is a classic “mini-Super-Tuscan” fusion with the addition of Merlot and aromatic oak to a Sangiovese base. There’s a hint of sweetness on the first taste, but it gives way to clear acidity that provides balance. Fruity and tart in flavor, juicy cherry fruit is coupled with perceptible spicy oak as a back note, providing a pleasant palate of aromatic notes and velvetiness. Similar to Ramona Pinot Grigio, Ramona Red: Sangiovese Merlot Blend has a smooth finish.

Singer admitted, “My favorite thing about Ramona Pinot is how easy to drink and smooth it is. It was important to me that the same happen for Ramona Red. The addition of the Merlot to the Sangiovese base brought great balance and achieved the smoothness and lightness I was looking for in my red wine.”

Ramona Red: Sangiovese Merlot Blend will be available at retailers nationwide when it begins shipping in October at a suggested retail of $14.99. Sales for Ramona Pinot Grigio have been very successful, rating being within the top sellers of Pinot in most retailers today, with thousands of cases sold and still selling, according to Opici Wines. Ramona Red: Sangiovese Merlot Blend will surely follow suite.

About Ramona Singer: Ramona Singer is an established and self-made businesswoman and a true aficionado of fashion, with a passion for being a wife and mother. In addition to her role on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City,” Ramona has taken the beauty and accessory industries by storm. Her businesses include Tru Renewal skin care, True Faith Jewelry, Ramona Singer Collections on Amazon, Ramona Singer Jewelry for HSN and Ramona Pinot Grigio. Ramona lives and works in Manhattan with her husband Mario and their daughter Avery. www.ramonasinger.com

About Opici Wines: Family owned and operated since 1913, Opici Wines is an importer and producer of wines from Italy, Spain, France, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, and the United States. The portfolio includes classic selections under the Opici label, such as Homemade Barberone, Chianti, and Marsala, as well as some of the world’s most respected wine brands, including Cesari and Carpineto from Italy, Albet i Noya and Dinastia Vivanco from Spain, Brotte from France, De Martino from Chile, Ruca Malen from Argentina, and KWV from South Africa. www.opiciwines.com

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