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2010-12-20 18:45:00

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Although it's considered the most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season can lead many people to scream "there must be another way!" Dealing with crowded shopping malls, no parking spaces and sold out must-have items; the holidays can be one of the more stressful times of year. However, in 1966 a man found "another way" to deal with the frustration, which has become part of pop-culture history. (Photo:...

2010-11-23 15:27:00

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MARTINI®, the foremost name in Italian winemaking, announces its return to broadcast television with the brand's first U.S. campaign in more than 25 years. As a purveyor of high quality Italian wines - MARTINI Asti is the number one selling imported sparkling wine in the world and MARTINI vermouths are the number one vermouth brand in the world* - the classic MARTINI commercials of a quarter century ago have been missed...

2010-11-15 14:57:00

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, 45 of the country's top mixologists descended on Las Vegas for the USBG Bartender Summit, sponsored by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® and GQ Magazine, each of them having already proven themselves as their hometown's mixology master. After two days of intense cocktail-making, the USBG announced Phoenix's Jason Asher as the nation's "Most Inspired Bartender." To honor this achievement, Asher and his BOMBAY SAPPHIRE cocktail, the Beet...

2010-08-24 10:51:00

MODESTO, Calif., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- When the Oakland Raiders kick off their 2010 home season on August 28th, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum will boast a smooth new addition to its bar menu. Today, New Amsterdam Gin announces a new sponsorship deal with the Oakland Raiders, marking the first time the brand has teamed up with a major sports franchise since its launch in 2008. "We are excited to kick off the season with the support of New Amsterdam Gin," said Robert Kinnard, Senior...

2010-08-11 12:38:00

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- GREY GOOSE®, the "World's Best Tasting Vodka," announced it will return as a proud promotional partner of the 2010 US Open Tennis Championships held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY. This marks the fourth year GREY GOOSE Vodka will partner with the USTA at the highest annually attended sporting event in the world with more than 700,000 spectators in attendance. (Photo:...

2010-07-13 11:53:00

NEW YORK, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- BOMBAY SAPPHIRE and Russell & Danny Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation have teamed up to create the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series. Launched June 1st, this nationwide search aims to discover the next big names in both urban photography and multi-media art. Twenty of the nation's finest aspiring artists from these two fields will be shortlisted, before going on to compete for the top artisan title at a finale event during Art Basel Miami,...

2010-06-01 10:27:00

MIAMI, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- MARTINI®, one of the most iconic brands in the world and the leading name in Italian winemaking, today announced it has selected independent creative agency David & Goliath as agency of record for the United States. In its new role, David & Goliath will handle strategy and creative, ranging from TV, digital, print and outdoor, for MARTINI Asti - the number-one sparkling wine brand in the United States. MARTINI Asti is crafted from...

2010-01-21 08:56:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The makers of Tanqueray® gin announced today the launch of its WeResistSimple.com blog. The online destination will connect consumers with celebrities, rising stars and a host of personalities who live rich, bold, interesting lives. WeResistSimple.com rejects things that are bland and embraces vibrant careers, lifestyles and progressive culture. "Just as Tanqueray is a gin chosen by people who embrace extraordinary things in...

2009-07-01 15:01:00

Campaign Invites Consumers to Take a Stand for Good Taste NORWALK, Conn., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tanqueray(R) is a gin chosen by those with good taste -- from some of the most skillful bartenders in the country to the guy whose friends always turn to him to find out the most interesting places to eat or visit at home and away. The makers of the top imported gin in the United States have tapped into this love of creativity and life with its first global advertising campaign --...

2009-06-16 08:00:00

Give a Sapphire Collins at www.givereal.com/give/sapphire NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Give Real (www.givereal.com), the leading online gifting service, announced its collaboration with Bombay Sapphire, the best selling premium gin, to inspire consumers to celebrate this summer with a distinguished twist on an old classic. Starting today, friends and family can share toast-worthy sentiments and send the perfect Sapphire Collins at www.givereal.com/give/sapphire, redeemable at any bar...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'