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Tag Archives: Reality television

• The World’s Most Fattening Boozy Drinks

The World’s Most Fattening Boozy Drinks

From a Long Island iced tea to a white Russian we reveal which drinks have the highest number of calories. A recent study claimed that the beer belly is a myth adding “there is no scientific evidence to support the assertion that beer causes weight gain”. The UK’s public health minister, Anna Soubry, recently revealed […]

• Skinnygirl Leads Spirits In Volume % Growth. Aaaargh.

Skinnygirl Leads Spirits In Volume % Growth. Aaaargh.

Low-calorie Skinnygirl Cocktails had the fastest volume growth last year in percentage terms, according to data released by Technomic’s Adult Beverage Resource Group. Skinnygirl sold 586,000 9-liter cases last year, a 388.3% jump in volume over 2010, the research group’s 2012 SpiritsTAB Report shows. Beam Global acquired Skinnygirl from its creator, reality TV star Bethenny […]

• Top 10 Celebrity Spirits

Top 10 Celebrity Spirits

From Fess Parker to Greg Norman to Mike Ditka, plenty of famous folk have gotten into the wine game. But what about the hard stuff? No lack of star power there. The draw of earning extra cash has lured a number of celebrities to lend their names to a bottle of hooch. Even reality TV […]

• Fortune Brands buys Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl spirits

Fortune Brands buys Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl spirits

Fortune Brands Inc (FO.N) said on Monday that it bought the Skinnygirl spirits brand created by reality TV star Bethenny Frankel and plans to expand its distribution as it sees demand for low-calorie cocktails. Fortune’s Beam Global Spirits & Wine unit bought the brand for undisclosed terms. Skinnygirl spirits is best known for the Skinnygirl […]

• Reality TV goes inside Georgia Distilling Company

Reality TV goes inside Georgia Distilling Company

After several offers, The Georgia Distilling Company (GDC) has officially signed a deal with Motiv Films of Santa Monica, CA (www.motivfilms.com) for the development of a reality TV program. The program will feature the GDC’s distillery project, the town and county the owners live in, and their fellow citizens, some of whom will star in […]

• Smirnoff launching reality series on BET in which its vodka plays a major role

Smirnoff launching reality series on BET in which its vodka plays a major role

The eight-episode reality series, called “Master of the Mix,” is the latest example of how consumer brands are increasingly taking to the airwaves with bought-and-paid-for content they produce themselves, and it shows how liquor companies are becoming more comfortable with TV, despite some criticism that their presence reaches underage consumers. By making its own content, […]