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Rolling Stone: The Most Drinkable Canned Wines to Crack Open This Season

Rolling Stone: The Most Drinkable Canned Wines to Crack Open This Season

Cool Cat isn’t a regular wine spritzer — it’s a cool wine spritzer. Cooler than the kinds typically seen at college dorm parties of yore, and certainly cooler than anything that was canned up in the Nineties. This is wine’s answer to hard seltzer, a bubbly mix that’s light on ABV (a respectable 6.9% ABV), but brings in bold flavors, all in...
Purist: Cool Cat and Jake Shears Celebrate Pride at Surf Lodge

Purist: Cool Cat and Jake Shears Celebrate Pride at Surf Lodge

Pride weekend kicked off with a bubbly evening in Montauk, when Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears took the stage at The Surf Lodge for a Pride party sponsored by Cool Cat, his friend Rocco Venneri’s new wine spritzer brand. “It was my first time singing in front of people in a long time; it’s hard to describe how good that...
Fashion Week Daily: Cool Cat Takes Over The Surf Lodge For Pride

Fashion Week Daily: Cool Cat Takes Over The Surf Lodge For Pride

Newly-minted ‘Best Spritzer’ award winner Cool Cat hosted a Pride cocktail party, intimate dinner, and performance by Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears at Montauk hotspot The Surf Lodge, with DJ Dawson spinning until sundown. As a gay-owned and operated brand, CEO and co-founder Rocco Venneri wanted to bring friends of the brand Out East to celebrate all genders, ethnicities and...
Liquor.com

Liquor.com "Best Spritzer: Cool Cat Citrus Wine Spritzer"

from liquor.com   Following in the footsteps of beer and soda, wines are more commonly getting the can treatment. But don’t let this alarm you—it’s not a signal of lesser quality, nor does it mean the flavors and the aromas you love will be altered by the container. It just means that you can easily slip a 6-pack of vino...
Forbes: The Canned Wine Spritzer Trend Just Got Another Cool Cat: An Interview Rocco Venneri

Forbes: The Canned Wine Spritzer Trend Just Got Another Cool Cat: An Interview Rocco Venneri

Starting a business is never easy, especially when all the odds are stacked against you. These odds didn’t stop Cool Cat’s founder Rocco Venneri, who identifies as a Black/mixed race gay man, from pursuing his dreams of creating a low-calorie portable beverage in an industry that’s largely dominated by straight white men. Launched last April, Cool Cat is an all-natural and gluten-free...
Authority Magazine: Marketing Strategies From The Top: “Get Experiential”, With Rocco Venneri of Cool Cat

Authority Magazine: Marketing Strategies From The Top: “Get Experiential”, With Rocco Venneri of Cool Cat

How did you decide to market Cool Cat differently than other wine spritzers? There is an urgent need for more diversity and inclusivity in the spirits and wine industry. As a minority myself, I wanted to see representation so I created a gender neutral, original, high-quality product inclusive of all genders, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. We are a brand that...
CT Post: New Canaan native launches a 'Cool Cat' wine spritzer line with a Miami vibe

CT Post: New Canaan native launches a 'Cool Cat' wine spritzer line with a Miami vibe

Cool Cat Wine Spritzers is the brain child of Rocco Venneri, a New Canaan native doing his best to give seltzer drinkers that sought-after Miami Beach summer vibe all year. Venneri cut his teeth working in the fashion industry for brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Armani. In early 2018, he left the industry to start his own consulting business. While...
Cool Hunting Gift Guide

Cool Hunting Gift Guide

Elderflower, Mint + Lime Wine Spritzer $36 Refreshing and relaxing, Cool Cat’s Elderflower, Mint and Lime Wine Spritzer blends California Pinot Grigio with a trio of natural ingredients. At 6.9% ABV, each delivers less alcohol than a traditional glass of wine but pairs quite appropriately with trips to the beach or moments by the pool. Each can is only 150...
Medium.com: Rocco Venneri: One Cool Cats Marketing Tips for Entrepreneurs

Medium.com: Rocco Venneri: One Cool Cats Marketing Tips for Entrepreneurs

I’m often asked how I went from stock broker, to antique dealer turned TV personality, to now…publicist. Believe it or not, each “career” in my life has been a stepping stone to the next. I also have found skills I learned working in one field could often apply to the next. When I was introduced to Rocco Venneri, owner of...
Artful Living 12 Wine Spritzers to Try This Summer

Artful Living 12 Wine Spritzers to Try This Summer

Artful Living 12 Wine Spritzers to Try This Summer
Chilled Magazine

Chilled Magazine "New RTD’s To Have on Your Radar"

from the article: Cool Cat, an NYC-based business, is a new line of low-calorie wine spritzers. The company has recently launched its two first flavors: Original (Elderflower Mint Lime) and Citrus. These naturally flavored RTD’s have already been seen in NYC hot spots like STK Downtown, The Standard Hotel, and Bottino. The base of the spritzer is California Pinot Grigio...
Wine & Whiskey Globe: YOUR WEEKEND COCKTAIL: Cool Cat Spritzers

Wine & Whiskey Globe: YOUR WEEKEND COCKTAIL: Cool Cat Spritzers

Modern spritzers have come a long way, evolving from the bubbly sweet wine coolers of the 1980s into something entirely fresh—and certainly refreshing. New York-based Cool Cat launched its new line of Original (Elderflower Mint) and Citrus spritzers last year, with Berry and Grapefruit variations joining the family this summer, targeting savvy drinkers with a sense of convivial community spirit....
Benverage Dynamics Why RTDs Will Boom in 2021 and Beyond

Benverage Dynamics Why RTDs Will Boom in 2021 and Beyond

“Cool Cat is going to be built on-premise once things lift again,” says Venneri. The brand is already available for purchase at high-end New York spots like The Standard Hotel, STK Downtown and Bottino. “We’re not going to be in the bodegas and CVS and where a lot beer and hard seltzer brands are sold,” Venneri says. “This is an...
Seltzerland awards Cool Cat

Seltzerland awards Cool Cat "Best Canned Cocktail" and "Best Can Design"

  See 2021 Seltzerland award winners here  
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