Beverage Banter

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. 

Gin Goes All-American: 5 Top-Shelf Bottle Designs

Leave the stodgy stuff to the Brits.
Sep 6, 2013 2:00 pm

Stuffy? Hardly. Here are five new great-looking gins that take a step back from any associations with London dry gin to reflect their homegrown origins.

A Final Word On The Soda vs. Pop vs. Coke Nomenclature Debate?

Carbonated beverages are confusing
Jul 29, 2013 9:01 am

In early June N.C. State University statistics grad student Joshua Katz released a series of maps that charted out the regional dialects and colloquialisms. It tells us a lot about how society talks about stuff, fizzy sugar water included.

Stella Artois Gets Into The Cider Game

New product, Cidre, rolls out next week in the US
May 7, 2013 10:31 am

As you may have noticed, we're slightly obsessed with hard cider. The popular tavern drink in the U.K. and parts of France and Spain is getting big in the U.S., with drinkers looking for a change from wine or beer, with gluten-free drinkers and for me, when I am looking to pair something with a savory crèpe. Turns out, we're not alone. Next week, Stella Artois will launch Cidre in the U.S., a European-style cider. 


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