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2008-10-21 15:00:20

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacob's Creek and 20th Century Fox have formed a global partnership for the highly anticipated Baz Luhrmann film AUSTRALIA, opening in theatres everywhere November 26. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081021/LATU105) Managing Director Stephen Couche says, "With the key attributes of being iconic, authentically Australian, and premium, there is no doubt that Jacob's Creek and AUSTRALIA create the ideal partnership." The world's best...

2008-09-18 18:00:38

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Robin Insley, +1-212-849-8256, robin@robininsleyassociates.com; or Kai Mathey, +1-212-849-8258, kai@robininsleyassociates.com, both for the 2008 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Ferrero(R) Chocolates Present SWEET An Evening to Tempt the Fiercest Sweet Tooth With the Musical Stylings of Celebrity DJ Samantha Ronson NEW YORK, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sweet dreams are guaranteed when Ferrero(R) chocolates, Perrier-Jouet,...

2008-09-16 03:00:20

By Bokaie, Jemima Pernod Ricard plans to dilute a drive to launch flavoured variants of vodka brand Absolut, following its acquisition of the brand through its euro5.6m (Pounds 4.4m) purchase ofVin & Sprit from the Swedish government in April. Instead of adding one flavour every six months, the drinks giant said it will now do so only every one or two years. Its marketing activities, meanwhile, will focus on its original blue variant. The change in strategy comes weeks after Diageo...


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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