Tag Archives: Drink

Joined at the app

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The cab’s waiting. That final Jaegerbomb is rapidly starting to feel like a bad idea. And you’re all ready to call it a night. But where on earth is Bob?

If your friends have an annoying habit of wandering off / falling asleep in a corner / getting lucky, then you need Buddy Check, a new app from Absolut Vodka. It uses A-GPS to pinpoint your friends’ exact location on a night out, and even sends an alert when someone crosses a virtual geofence.

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Pour homme, pour femme, pour down your throat

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An office party; a birthday celebration; a few drinks with mates that turned into a few too many. Whatever the excuse, returning home stinking of alcohol is something that many of us have suffered over the years (and doubly so the next morning). But what if someone created a drink that smelled of you?

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Un verre d’oh!

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Pieter Mondrian was an artist best known for neoplasticism – a grid of primary colours painted on a white background. Homer Simpson is an overweight cartoon, best known for his love of Duff beer and lax attitude towards nuclear power. So you’d be well within your rights to question the creation of a wine inspired by the odd couple.

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Taste eruption

Taste eruption

Stone-cooked? Flame-grilled? Pah, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Food design studio Bompas & Parr has collaborated with a team of scientists and artists to cook meat with lava and high-voltage electrical currents.

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Soak up your sins

Many drunken nights end in kebab ecstasy. But what about the morning after? Do you Detox with a fruit juice and a salad? Or do you ‘Retox’ by chowing down on more unhealthy nosh? A café has cropped up in East London where you can do both. (But not at the same time, obviously.)

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You calling me a gamarús?

Has anyone ever called you a peckerhead? How about a snollygoster? These are old insults that have disappeared from our language over time. It happens in other languages, too. And now a wine company in Catalonia has used old Catalan insults on their bottles. There are 77 insults on each bottle, each word with a graphic to express its meaning.

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Fizz of the future

It’s practical. It’s elegant. And it’s 100% biodegradable. French designer Cedric Ragot has created groundbreaking packaging for Veuve Clicquot that ticks all the boxes.

Made of a bio-based material derived from potato starch, this innovative design is not only strong and light, it also keeps your bottle of champagne chilled for up to two hours. And, unlike most clunky booze boxes, this one has a nifty handle to make it easy to carry. Surely that’s worth celebrating?

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Quaffing Gravy

Behold, another new beer is born. Created by two friends, UK craft beer brand Quaffing Gravy is described an ‘easy-drinking pale ale’ with a ‘more hoppy flavour’.

Its logo was hand-drawn by a tattoo artist, and the labels have been screen-printed directly onto the bottles. The result? A beer founders Ben and Narra hope will look just as good on the dinner table as it will behind the bar.

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The sound of beer

Everyone loves the sound of wine glugging from the bottle. But now, beer has a soundtrack all of its own. As part of Beck’s Record Label Project, the Kiwi firm Gyro Constructivists set out to create the first ‘playable’ beer bottle. (Nice one Bobby!)

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Have you beer and eat it

Sankt Gallen, a brewery located in the Kanagawa region of Japan, has unveiled a unique way to enjoy their famous malt beverage: with an edible glass. The brewery has recently gained notoriety for their chocolate beers, notably their imperial Chocolate Stout: an ultra-dark beer that lists “chocolate malt’ amongst its ingredients. Indulgent, yes, but definitely delicious!

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