Beverage Banter

Will Drinking Absinthe Make You Fat?

Goth rocker Marilyn Manson seems to think so
Jan 23, 2015 11:00 am

Think of it like George Foreman giving up grilling. Controversial goth rocker Marilyn Manson has reportedly split from his longtime muse: absinthe. The stated reason: "to help his figure." But does partaking of the so-called Green Fairy really threaten your waistline? Or is the health worry just a modern-day myth that only furthers the drink's dubious history? Let's ask an absinthe expert.

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.


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