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2009-06-23 08:00:00

NORWALK, Conn., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading provider of marketing, merchandising and statistical information to the beverage alcohol industry, The Beverage Information Group announces the addition of beer suppliers to its recently released 2009 Spirits, Wine and Beer Marketers Handbook, formerly known as the Wine & Spirits Industry Marketing Handbook. The updated, expanded and online handbook lists spirits, wine and now beer suppliers by name, title, company name, address, phone,...

2008-05-21 12:00:14

NORWALK, Conn., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beverage Information Group, a leading provider of marketing, merchandising and statistical information to the beverage alcohol industry, recently released its 2008 Wine & Spirits Industry Marketing Handbook. The updated, expanded and now online handbook provides access to more than 600 wine and spirits importers, marketers and suppliers by name, title, company name, address, phone, fax, e-mail, Web address and brands. The handbook's...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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