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August 2, 2021

Accolade Wines’ Nine Yards hard seltzer – Product Launch

The 4.5%-abv sparkling water is on sale through a direct-to-consumer website.

By Andy Morton

  • Category – Hard seltzer, 4.5% abv
  • Available – Online
  • Location – UK
  • Price – GBP2.50 (US$3.50) per 33cl can

Hardys owner Accolade Wines has launched a hard seltzer in the UK that will only be available through a branded website

Nine Yards contains 90 calories per can and is available in three flavours – Pink Grapefruit, Watermelon and Morello Cherry. Consumers can purchase it in 12 packs on

Accolade said the direct-to-consumer model will establish Nine Yards as a “fun brand that fits seamlessly into consumers’ lifestyles”.

Accolade marketing director Tom Smith added: “Hard seltzers have soared in popularity in the UK and Nine Yards is aimed at the growing group of adventurous and environmentally-conscious shoppers. The cans are the ideal format for out of home consumption during the summer months and a refreshing option to enjoy when in the home.”

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