It should be distributed nationwide within a year. They aren’t marketing it to delis and grocery stores though. It’s mostly going to be sold in high-end restaurants as a replacement for wine. It’s a “cullinary” soda to be paired with food.
In England you have a lot more choice when it comes to more sophisticated soft drinks. I went to a wedding this weekend where we were served buckets of Shloer, and elderflower presse (my favorite) there is also a sparkling apple juice that can be found in almost any pub if you find yourself there or Ame, another brand with a variety of flavors.
Unfortunately, it looks like the ‘Mormon wine’ won’t be heading out to Utah any time soon. They better hurry before some extremist Mormon gives a fireside on ‘Avoiding the appearance of evil’ and petitions to ban it!
I think it’s odd that so many members that are overweight continue to rail against the evil beverages while dutifully ignoring the rest of the WoW: eating right and exercising.
Technically, it’s just as bad, if not worse, since drinking hard will kill your liver, but red meat and no exercise will kill your heart. Personally, I think it would be better to be in great shape, get outside, exercise and have a beer afterwards.