Alizé is a line of alcoholic beverages. It is produced in several varieties which can be consumed neat or can be used in mixed drinks. As of 2007, the line consists of three cognac-based liqueurs, two vodka-based liqueurs, and two grades of cognac. The first beverage in the line, Alizé Gold Passion, was created in 1984 by Marie-Claude and Jean Paul Lafragette as a blend of French cognac, passion fruit juice, and other exotic fruit juices. Finally before it is bottled, the liqueur is blessed by a Catholic priest. Alizé Gold Passion, Red Passion and Wild Passion are 16% alcohol (32 proof). Vodka-containing varieties Alizé Bleu and Alizé Rose are 20% alcohol (40 proof). Alizé VS and VSOP cognacs are 40% alcohol (80 proof). Alizé offerings have had some success at spirit ratings competitions. Past years medals from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition include: * 2008: Gold Passion, Bronze; Wild Passion, Bronze; Red Passion, Silver [4] * 2005: Gold Passion, Gold; Wild Passion, Silver; Cognac VSOP, Silver; Red Passion, Bronze; Bleu, Bronze; Cognac VS, Bronze[5] * 2004: Cognac VSOP, Gold; Gold Passion, Bronze; Cognac VS, Bronze[6] * 2003: Cognac VS, Silver; Cognac VSOP, Silver; Gold Passion, Bronze; Wild Passion, Bronze[7] * 2001: Cognac VS, Double Gold; Gold Passion, Gold; Cognac VSOP, Silver; Red Passion, Bronze[8] * 2000: Gold Passion, Gold; Red Passion, Silver; Cognac VS, Bronze; Cognac VSOP, Bronze[9] In 2006, Wine Enthusiast ranked Alizé Bleu one of the 50 Best Buy Spirits with a rating of Very Good (85-89) Recommended.[4] This accolade is based on reasonable pricing, extraordinary value, customer satisfaction, quality & its availability.