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CBS Launches New Star Trek Wine for Holidays

CBS Consumer Products has released a new addition in its line of Star Trek alcoholic beverages, Klingon Bloodwine (tlhIngan ‘Iw HIq in Klingon), inspired by the humanoid warrior race. The release of Klingon Bloodwine follows the debut of Klingon Warnog beer, which was released earlier this year.

The wine was developed by the same team behind the limited edition Juan Ortiz Star Trek wine collection, which was released in 2013 to honor three episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series.

The 2012 Klingon Bloodwine is a medium-bodied red blend of Malbec, Syrah and Petit Verdot from California.

The label features a symbol comprised of the bat’leth or the sword of honor, a traditional Klingon weapon. The black label version includes the Klingon phrase: “Celebrate! Tomorrow we may die!”

Klingon Bloodwine is now available on and will soon arrive at retailers across the U.S.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Expands Distribution

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Maud Borup Inc. jointly announced a new strategic partnership that grants Maud Borup the exclusive rights to package and distribute Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Hot Cocoa Mixes in the U.S. The agreement extends the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory brand at mass, specialty, drug, and club stores nationwide.

Available in three flavors (chocolate, vanilla, and peppermint), Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Hot Cocoa Mixes are certified kosher and can initially be purchased by consumers at Walmart stores nationwide. ShopKo will also carry a holiday collection gift set that includes an assortment of all three flavors totaling eighteen individual pouch servings.

Kratt Brothers Company, 9 Story Media Group Expand Wild Kratts Program

Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group announced a flurry of activity for the animated adventure series, Wild Kratts. Master toy licensee Wicked Cool Toys launched a broad toy offering at Toys “R” Us (U.S.),, and earlier this fall; this included creature power suits, talking plush, and vehicle sets. New items have been developed, including a Tortuga playset, deluxe power suit with sound as well as hero and villain packs. The new SKUs are expected to be available at retail in fall 2015. Random House Kids also released the first Wild Kratts book in the U.S. and Canada, as part of the publisher’s Step Into Reading Program.

The expansion comes shortly after PBS Kids greenlit a fourth season and 9 Story announced new sales of the series to France Télévisions (France), E Junior (UAE), and Canal Panda (Portugal).