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Tag Archives: Television

• Here’s one for ya. Sneak booze anywhere with awkward tampon flasks

Here’s one for ya. Sneak booze anywhere with awkward tampon flasks

For folks that always try to sneak in booze to the movie theater, Disneyland, work conferences, etc. there’s a cool little product for you on Amazon’s “Home and Kitchen” department. Sorry, guys, but this one might only help out the ladies as a five-pack of “Tampon Stealth Flasks” provide a hiding spot for alcohol that […]

• More Celeb Boozzzzze News. Diddy Expanding Empire to Tequila

More Celeb Boozzzzze News. Diddy Expanding Empire to Tequila

Sean “Diddy” Combs is expanding his empire into the tequila market — and has partnered with high-end DeLeon Tequila to do so. The mogul, who has turned his Ciroc Vodka into a $100 million franchise, has just sealed a deal to partner with DeLeon, which was founded by Brent Hocking in 2008 and was introduced […]

• Hey Y’All. Beer Bellies Are a Myth. Kapish?! Now Enjoy a Cold One

Hey Y’All. Beer Bellies Are a Myth. Kapish?! Now Enjoy a Cold One

Consider the cliché: a darkened room, a bleary-eyed middle-aged man collapsed into a couch, beer in hand, TV-flicker illuminating his sallow stubbled face, and a stomach threatening to escape from his pants like a giant mutant amoeba. Blame that belly on the beer? Not so fast. According to University of California Davis food science professor Charles […]

• Sober, Alcohol-free Bars Popping Up Around The World

Sober, Alcohol-free Bars Popping Up Around The World

Booze-free dry bars are becoming increasingly common around the world to serve a small but needy clientele — non-drinkers and recovering addicts. The latest sober bar to join the growing trend is The Other Side, set to open in a Chicago suburb at the end of the month and where the strongest beverage that will […]

• Not breaking news: Bruce Willis back on booze after 25yrs on wagon

Not breaking news: Bruce Willis back on booze after 25yrs on wagon

DIE Hard star Bruce Willis is back on the booze after 25 years on the wagon. Willis, 57, a barman before his big break in TV’s Moonlighting, gave up alcohol after arrests for drink driving and assaulting a cop at a rowdy party. The star, who plays John McClane in A Good Day To Die […]

• 10 Great Novels & the Cocktails You Should Pair Them With

10 Great Novels & the Cocktails You Should Pair Them With

As the bookish among you are most likely aware, literature and liquor have gone hand in hand since time immemorial. But while we know which drinks our favorite authors liked to imbibe while creating, that’s not necessarily a good indication of which drinks are best to read their work by. We’ve already given you our […]

• Diageo’s New Hispanic Strategy Includes Big Buy on Univision

Diageo’s New Hispanic Strategy Includes Big Buy on Univision

Spirits Maker Looks to Woo Growing Demo Away From Beer. Seeking to boost Hispanic consumption, liquor giant Diageo is turning to TV, making a major upfront buy on Univision Communication’s Galavision cable network as well as on every owned and operated Univision station. The year-long deal represents the first time a liquor company has bought […]

• Top 10 People-Watching Bars Around the World

Top 10 People-Watching Bars Around the World

An essential element of any satisfactory watering hole is the atmosphere, often composed by the people in it. Or those who walk past it in full view of the drinkers, much like models on a catwalk. People watching, while a global pastime, is more popular in some countries than others; some cultures seem to have […]

• Remember Blue Nun? Uh, that’s a wine from like the 60’s. Well, she’s getting a makeover

Remember Blue Nun? Uh, that’s a wine from like the 60’s. Well, she’s getting a makeover

It was the height of sophistication. . . or a byword for tackiness. Blue Nun was the world’s top-selling wine between the 1950s and 1980s, but became the butt of jokes and fell out of fashion. It was the wine of choice for the appalling, cheesy, TV chat show host Alan Partridge. However, it survived […]

• “How Beer Saved the World” this Sunday on Discovery

“How Beer Saved the World” this Sunday on Discovery

Finally, the answer to one of life’s most pressing questions: How was civilization started? Find out this Sunday night, when the Discovery Channel airs a one hour special on the little beverage that could: “How Beer Saved the World.” Watch the trailer, set your DVR, crack open your favorite craft beer (or two), watch program, […]

• 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 […]

• Manly soap creator of 'Homebrew Soaps' just adds beer

Manly soap creator of 'Homebrew Soaps' just adds beer

A home brewer for about a decade, Bruce Payne keeps a mini-keg tapped and chilled inside his Grand Rapids home. In fact, he likes his home brew so much that he even washes his hair with it. While this may seem like a blasphemous waste of precious craft beer, Payne is profiting off his willingness […]

• Memorial idea: An open-casket cocktail party à la Leslie Nielsen

Memorial idea: An open-casket cocktail party à la Leslie Nielsen

As the jazzy soundtrack of The Naked Gun blared on the speakers and Canadian mounties saluted, actor Leslie Nielsen’s coffin was carried into Fort Lauderdale’s Lago Mar Resort Monday afternoon for a memorial billed as “Cocktails With Leslie and Barbaree.” About 100 family members and friends of the actor’s socialized near the open casket set […]

• Venezuela Arm of U.S. Bottle Company is Nationalized

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ordered the takeover of the local unit of U.S. glass bottle firm Owens-Illinois (OI.N) on Monday, part of a drive to nationalize large swathes of the food processing and distribution business. Since an election last month that left the socialist leader’s party with a reduced majority in parliament, he has nationalized […]

• 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, […]