Beverage Banter

Shepard Fairey Hopes You Drink Hennessy

Famed street artist designs cognac label
Aug 29, 2014 11:00 am

Shepard Fairey dropped by NYC's Soho House last week for a luncheon to introduce his new label design for a limited-edition bottle of Hennessy. A report, and beauty shots of the handsome design, this way. 

Is Maple Water The New Coconut Water? We Investigate.

New beverage is starting to hit U.S. shelves
May 2, 2014 1:00 pm

For better or for worse, coconut water has established itself as an “in” beverage, with suppliers praising its hydration properties and purported nutritional benefits. But might a new drink soon capture our fickle hearts and palates? Bottled maple water is hitting the markets, along with purported energy boosts and anti-inflammation properties. We sampled some. Coconut water might be in trouble.

Design We're Feeling: Minimalist Beer Steins

Oversized beer vessels, minus the coat of arms
Apr 29, 2014 2:00 pm

Sometimes a gigantic mug is maximalist enough. Here are six pared-down, but no less impressive, new takes on the classic beer stein.

In The Bag! Wine In A Pouch Is Really A Thing Now, You Guys

Three brands get eco-friendly and fuss-free
Apr 15, 2014 1:00 pm

You know summertime's officially on the horizon when innovative new ways to drink outdoors start cropping up. From stackable single-serve wine glasses to wine sold in cans, now we've got wine in bags — pouches, to be exact. Eco-friendly and ergonomic, on top of being portable and fuss-free, consider these options a smarter, more adult take on those iconic silver Capri Sun packs. Think inside the pouch, after the jump. 

Pop Art: Coke Debuts Its Special World Cup-Edition Bottle Designs

Strangely, the flag-themed bottles contain no Coke
Jan 23, 2014 12:00 pm
Coke World Cup bottles

Last week, Coca-Cola debuted a limited-edition collection of 18 individually designed bottles to celebrate this year's World Cup. And to emphasize just how special these mini-bottles are, the mega-brand opted not to fill them with any soda. They are, however, high-tech. Intrigued? Read on...

 

Introducing The World's Greenest Wine Bottle (It's Paper!)

"Wine in a box" takes on a cool new form
Nov 7, 2013 12:00 pm

Would you be more inclined to drink wine from a box if it had a bottle's shape? Quality aside, the most compelling reason to consider a non-glass approach to wine packaging might be the production and environmental benefits. Meet another energy-saving concept: Paperboy Wine.

Absolut Gives Chicago Its Own Bottle Treatment

Windy City landmarks hit the vodka bottle
Oct 17, 2013 2:00 pm

We're not entirely sure where the inspiration for the notes of rosemary, thyme and green olives derives from, but Absulut Chicago hits all the city's iconic trademarks with its bottle design.

This Bizarre Medical Condition Gives 'Beer Gut' A Whole New Meaning

Can you imagine just getting drunk out of nowhere?
Sep 24, 2013 3:30 pm

Tell your home-brewer friend(s) about auto-brewery syndrome, or "the absolutely cheapest and most efficient way to get uncontrollably drunk at random points throughout the day." That's right, you can brew booze in your gut. But here's why you probably don't want to. 

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