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2011-10-20 13:53:49

Is the alcohol industry profiting from underage drinking? In a study published online today in the international journal Addiction, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh reported that the average US adolescent is heavily exposed to alcohol brand references in popular music. Branded alcohol references are most common in rap, R&B, and hip hop songs, and they are commonly associated with a luxury lifestyle characterized by degrading sexual activity, wealth, partying, violence and...

2011-08-05 03:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Double Cross Vodka and Morton's The Steakhouse announce the launch of a new "Signature Mortini" called "The Double Cross." One dollar from the sale of each Double Cross cocktail will go to "Birdies for the Brave," a charity founded by pro golfer Phil Mickelson to support wounded soldiers returning from the frontlines. The pear martini cocktail features a unique Chilean wild baby pear garnish and a golf-tee-inspired cocktail skewer. (Logo:...

2011-07-15 07:00:00

NEW YORK, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloc Party. Florence and The Machine. TV On The Radio. James Blake. Want to follow in the footsteps of this remarkable list of talent and perform at Iceland Airwaves? Reyka Vodka is bringing three American bands to Reykjavik to perform at the internationally celebrated music festival October 12-16, 2011! The selected artists will receive a weeklong trip to Reykjavik including travel and lodging, and the opportunity to perform live on stage at Iceland...

2011-07-11 07:10:00

ALBANY, N.Y., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning Pristine Vodka was recognized by Robb Report as a top-shelf vodka to be featured as one of its 'Splendid Spirits' in the July 2011 issue. On July 1st, the ultra premium vodka will appear in Robb Report's online pages, and the print issue will be available in stores. Produced and bottled in Ukraine, this elegant wheat-based vodka is made with pure, icy water from the Carpathian Mountains. It is described as having a sweet, floral,...

2011-07-05 10:52:00

CORAL GABLES, Fla., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GREY GOOSE® Vodka introduces "Summer Connections," a new application built for Facebook that encourages GREY GOOSE fans to reconnect with friends (www.facebook.com/GREYGOOSE). This initiative is part of the brand's summer engagement campaign focused on the importance of reconnecting with friends and celebrating with those who matter most. The application launched today and is featured on the brand's Facebook page...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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