updated 5/25/2011 11:17:09 AM ET 2011-05-25T15:17:09

WILTON, Conn., May 25, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Drinks Americas Holdings, Ltd. (OTCBB:DKAM) a leading developer and marketer of beverage products, today announced that Rheingold Beer will be sold in Maryland by Wantz Distributors.  Wantz Distributors operates just outside Hagerstown in a state of the art facility and distributes to Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick and Carroll counties in Maryland.

Joe Belli, National Sales Manager for Rheingold Beer stated, "Wantz Distributors is an outstanding addition to our Rheingold network.  Austin McGuire leads a team of enthusiastic professionals who are sure to bring excitement to Rheingold in Maryland."

Additionally, a total of nearly 5000 cases of Rheingold Beer will have been shipped to Texas with an additional container now having been ordered by Ben E. Keith Company of Dallas. Rheingold Beer started shipping to Texas in April.

J. Patrick Kenny, Drinks Americas' CEO stated, "We are excited to grow in Maryland, Texas and all our other new markets. As the brand continues to expand and reach critical mass, we are beginning to look forward to leveraging the famous Miss Rheingold competition with which the brand is so well associated. Consumer after consumer has made inquiries as to when and if we are going to bring back the famous contest in support of Rheingold Beer. We will be announcing shortly how we will support this timeless and historical event in a new and emerging world of Social Media. The continued expansion of Rheingold Beer will provide a great foundation for the new marketing and consumer awareness program, Miss Rheingold of 2011."

Drinks Americas launched Rheingold Beer in September 2010, and the brand is now being sold in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Florida and Texas with additional states slated to open up over the summer months.

About Drinks Americas

Drinks Americas develops, owns, markets, and nationally distributes alcoholic premium beverages including Willie Nelson's Old Whiskey River Bourbon, Olifant Vodka and Rheingold Beer.

For further information, please visit our new websites at www.drinksamericas.com and www.rheingoldbrewingcompany.com.

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Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this release, including the description of the company and its product offerings, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject t o risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the historical volatility and low trading volume of our stock, the risk and uncertainties inherent in the early stages of growth companies, the company's need to raise substantial additional capital to proceed with its business, risks associated with competitors, and other risks detailed from time to time in the company's most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. The company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Charles Davidson
         Drinks Americas, Inc.
         Dan Schustack
         CEOcast, Inc.

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