Business Wire (press release), CA
Jan 6 2009

Marani Brands Retains Nexus Investor Relations to Lead Shareholder
Communications Program

LOS ANGELES - (Business Wire) Marani Brands, Inc. (OTCBB: MRIB), a
growing player in the world of international wine and spirits, today
announced that it has retained Nexus Investor Relations to build and
lead an expanded shareholder communications program.

As investor relations counsel for Marani Brands, Los Angeles-based
Nexus Investor Relations will raise investor awareness of the
Company's current and future product lines through an aggressive
multi-channel program designed to leverage print and electronic media
with direct communication to its network of institutional and retail
money managers. The Nexus IR program, focused on communicating Marani
Brands' growth strategy, seeks to expand the Company's capital
resources by broadening the Company's shareholder base.

`We are pleased to have Nexus Investor Relations working with us to
raise our profile and ensure the broad investment community fully
understands our growth potential,' said Ara Zartarian, Chief Executive
Officer of Marani Brands. "We are at a pivotal point in our growth
cycle as we move aggressively to solidify an ultra-premium brand
positioning for our signature award-winning Marani Vodka Spirit. Nexus
IR is well-known for its expertise in generating institutional and
retail investor interest, liquidity and shareholder value ` all of
which will prove to be crucial to the success of our next growth
phase,' concluded Mr. Zartarian.

If you would like to be added to Marani Brands' investor email lists
or have additional questions, please contact Zack Noory with Nexus
Investor Relations at [email protected] or at 310-606-2018.

About Marani Brands Inc.

Marani Brands, Inc. develops, positions, markets and distributes fine
wine and spirit products in the United States. Its signature product,
`Marani Vodka,' is an ultra-premium vodka manufactured exclusively for
Marani in Armenia. It is made from late-harvest Armenian winter wheat,
distilled three times, filtered twenty-five times and then, through a
proprietary process, is aged in oak barrels lined with honey and
skimmed dried milk to give it its unique taste. Marani Vodka was
awarded the Gold Medal in the prestigious International Spirit
Competition, held in San Francisco, California, in 2004 and 2007 and
the coveted Five Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of
Hospitality Sciences in 2008. Please enjoy Marani brands responsibly
and in moderation. For additional information, please visit

About Nexus Investor Relations

Nexus Investor Relations, based in Los Angeles and serving a world
wide client base, is a leading investor relations firms specializing
in representing undervalued and under-followed companies with the
objective of increasing their visibility on Wall Street, ultimately
leading to increased shareholder value. Nexus IR represents companies
trading on the Nasdaq National and Capital Markets, NYSE, AMEX and the
Bulletin Boards. Nexus IR designs and implements customized investor
relations programs to meet each client's unique needs. For additional
information, please visit

Forward looking statement: Except for the historical information, the
matters discussed in this news release may contain forward-looking
statements, including, but not limited to, factors relating to future
sales. These forward-looking statements may involve a number of risks
and uncertainties. Actual results may vary significantly based on a
number of factors, including, but not limited to, uncertainties in
product demand, the impact of competitive products and pricing,
changing economic conditions around the world, release and sales of
new products and other risk factors detailed in the company's most
recent annual report and other filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.

Marani Brands:
Nina Kevorkian, Director of Communications
[email protected]
Nexus Investor Relations:
Zack Noory, Managing Partner
[email protected]