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SOURCE Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co.
"Bulletproof Picasso" Sauvignon Blanc enhances the collection of award-winning California wines from Grammy Award-winning band Train
SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. has been awarded the prestigious Impact "Hot Brand Award" for 2013 and will be featured in the upcoming September issue of Impact and the October issue of Market Watch. Along with this important accolade, the wine collection today announces the launch of its sixth varietal offering, "Bulletproof Picasso" Sauvignon Blanc.
Sourced from Sonoma County, the handcrafted wine is named after Train's seventh studio album and will be available when the album is released, September 16, 2014. True to its varietal character, "Bulletproof Picasso" is a classic Sauvignon Blanc fermented in 100 percent stainless steel, exhibiting intense, fruit-forward flavors of grapefruit and fresh lemon balanced by a clean, crisp finish.
"Wine and music tell stories and connect those who share them," says Jimmy Stafford, the band's lead guitarist. "Just as a song's message strikes a chord with so many people, our wines will transport you back to that moment. We hope you're inspired to make new memories as you share a bottle of 'Bulletproof Picasso' Sauvignon Blanc."
The varietals within the Save Me, San Francisco Wine Company all bear labels inspired by Train's beginnings in the San Francisco Bay Area, and "Bulletproof Picasso" Sauvignon Blanc is no exception. In the early years, the members of Train rehearsed at Jimmy Stafford's apartment near the historic painted houses known as the "Painted Ladies" for their vivid colors that transform with the sunlight. The "Bulletproof Picasso" label image pays homage to this place, one of their favorite spots in the city, for its fresh air, beautiful views and creative spirit.
"What began as a passion project has grown into a full collection of award-winning wines," says Save Me, San Francisco winemaker James Foster. "Jimmy [Stafford] and I work together on every stage of production for our wines, and we are excited to share our newest offering with wine and music fans alike."
Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. proudly donates proceeds from its sales to support Family House, a non-profit organization providing temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Benioff Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit www.FamilyHouseInc.org.
The title track of the new album, "Bulletproof Picasso," is available for download today on iTunes while the namesake wine will be available with the full album release in September. Additional wines in the Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. portfolio include "Drops of Jupiter" Red Blend, "Soul Sister" Pinot Noir, "California 37" Cabernet Sauvignon, "Hella Fine" Merlot, and "Calling All Angels" Chardonnay. The portfolio is available for purchase in 750mL bottles for a suggested retail price of $14.99 online at www.SaveMeSFWineCo.com and in many fine retailers across the country.
The multi-platinum band Train has sold more than ten million albums worldwide, thirty million tracks worldwide, and has numerous platinum/gold citations on their mantle including 3 Grammy Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards and dozens of other honors and nominations. Their highly-anticipated new album, Bulletproof Picasso, will be released by Columbia Records on September 16th. The debut single, "Angel in Blue Jeans," soared to the Top 15 of Triple A and Adult Top 40 radio charts in its first month, joining the band's successful arsenal of other radio-embraced singles throughout their two-decade career. The band first made its mark on music history with the Grammy Award-winning song "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" and chart-topping singles like "Meet Virginia" and "Calling All Angels," earning its third Grammy in 2011 for the worldwide smash "Hey, Soul Sister" from the album Save Me, San Francisco. Save Me, San Francisco has sold over one million albums worldwide and over ten million tracks. Their last album, "California 37," held the global hits "Drive By," and "50 Ways to Survive". In 2011, Train and The Wine Group launched the award winning Save Me, San Francisco Wine Company, proceeds of which benefit Train's beloved San Francisco charity, Family House. The award-winning portfolio includes "Drops of Jupiter" Red Blend, "Soul Sister" Pinot Noir, "California 37" Cabernet Sauvignon, "Hella Fine" Merlot, "Calling All Angels" Chardonnay, and soon to be released, "Bulletproof Picasso" Sauvignon Blanc, their latest album's namesake. The band's Save Me, San Francisco Chocolate (with Ghirardelli), also benefits the charity. Family House serves as a home away from home for families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by providing physical comfort and emotional support, free from financial concerns. For more information on Train, visit SaveMeSanFrancisco.com.
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