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2010-06-17 16:00:00

LA QUINTA, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Matt Wilkerson, Vice President of Firestarter Spirits Inc., has announced its further expansion into several new markets within the last few weeks. Firestarter is partnering with Blach Distributing of Elko, Nevada; Luce & Son of Reno, Nevada; Ace Distributing of Connecticut; Mexcor International of Texas; Sterling Distributing, Co. of Nebraska; and Capitol-Husting, Inc. of Wisconsin. These market additions join their growing roster of...

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2010-06-08 07:35:00

Those social drinkers who order super-premium vodka in every martini or vodka-and-cranberry, and disdain that default "well" liquor. Are they just vodka snobs, who pay $60 for a bottle of a "tasteless" beverage that can't possibly taste much different than its $6 counterpart? Or is there really a scientific basis for the differences that drinkers claim to taste in America's favorite hard liquor? Scientists are reporting the first identification of a chemical basis for people's preference for...

2010-06-02 13:33:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Would You Have a Drink With You? This is the question posed by industry innovator Stolichnaya Vodka in a new ad campaign that will feature multiple celebrities launching with Playboy magnate Hugh M. Hefner. Stoli, the visionary brand responsible for many "firsts" that have shaped the industry -- the first imported Russian vodka to the US, first vodka brand to launch a line of flavored vodkas, the first to introduce luxury vodka -- is now connecting with...

2010-06-02 12:00:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the makers of CIROC Ultra Premium vodka will debut their 'Perfectly Smooth' ad campaign featuring entertainment mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs and a surprise, up-and-coming comedian. Together, the unlikely duo will introduce the new CIROC RED BERRY and CIROC COCONUT flavors, while showing consumers what 'smooth' means during a tongue-in-cheek battle of wills. In the new campaign, the makers of CIROC vodka showcase Mr. Combs' comedic chops, injecting a bit...

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...

2010-05-25 14:36:00

LOS ANGELES, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor Dan Aykroyd and artist John Alexander are pleased to announce that they have sold their one millionth bottle of their Crystal Head Vodka. The skull shaped bottle has sold nearly $50 million dollars worth of the spirit which contains no additives and celebrates the Mexican "Day of the Dead" tradition as well as the mystical legend of the 13 Crystal Heads possessed by tribal cultures such as the Aztec, the Mayan and the Navajo. The proprietary...

2010-05-07 12:57:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 7 /PRNewswire/ --The Independent State Store Union today sent a letter to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board denouncing their Mother's Day radio advertisement campaign suggesting that all Pennsylvanians buy their mothers vodka for Mother's Day. ISSU represents the managers in the state store system all across Pennsylvania. "Your Mother's Day promotional radio ad program costing $142,000 is more damaging to the common good of all Pennsylvanians than the mere...

2010-04-22 11:00:00

MIAMI, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- GREY GOOSE®, the "World's Best Tasting Vodka," joins forces with renowned couture milliner, Ellen Christine, to create a one-of-a-kind hat to be worn exclusively at the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 1st at Churchill Downs. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/greygoose/43652/ Actress and model Rebecca Romijn will lend support by donning the...

2010-04-22 07:30:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In honor of the 40th anniversaries of both Earth Day and Finlandia Vodka, Finlandia is releasing limited edition charity water bottles featuring designs by Klaus Haapaniemi, a world-renowned Finnish graphic artist dubbed as one of the most important rising stars in illustration and design. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100422/CL91169 ) "As a Finnish artist and proud of my heritage, it was a pleasure to partner with...

2010-04-01 10:00:00

NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanna Lee Communications, Inc., an award-winning boutique agency specialized in spirits, food, wine and travel PR, as well as event management, today announced that it has been nominated as a finalist for a 2010 SABRE Award Silver Medal in the category of Beer, Wine and Spirits. The nomination recognizes the agency's outstanding work in publicizing the Manhattan Cocktail Classic's Fall Preview last year that generated more than 42 million media...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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