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Vintage Martini Ads by Andy Warhol

These were some cool Martini vermouth ads in the museum that I saw on my recent visit. The same extra dry vermouth that makes marvelous martinis is something special on the rocks. Great straight...on the rocks. Martini & Rossi imported vermouth is so nice on ice! Easy to make, easy to take, it's the drink for sophisticated people. Martini & Rossi sweet vermouth is a mustissimo for Manhattans, too. Mmmmm! Related articles How Martini & Rossi Vermouth is Made: A Trip to Pessione, Italy Celebrating Martini Vermouth's 150th Anniversary and New Visitors' Center (Re)Introducing Noilly Prat Extra Dry Vermouth Read more →

Tales of the Cocktail: Tickets On Sale Now

As you can tell by that new banner ad to the left side of the screen, tickets are now on sale for the tenth annual Tales of the Cocktail convention in New Orleans this July 2012. I've been going for the past seven or so years and love it. There are a ton of new ticket packages and promotions over at the Tales website worth checking out whether you're planning to attend everything or just a few parties. See you in New Orleans! Read more →

The New Madonna Video and Smirnoff Vodka Product Placement

The latest music video from Madonna "Give Me All Your Luvin'" includes some product placement luvin' for Smirnoff vodka. It's far enough in the background that it's not entirely clear what the brand is, unless of course one is already familiar with these things. The full video is below. Smirnoff and Madonna did some work together this fall in a promotion called the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project, in which dancers auditioned to go on tour with Madonna. So I guess it shouldn't be a surprise. Of course, it's not unusual for pop stars to put liquor in their music videos,... Read more →

Contest: Blog About Cognac to Win a Trip to Cognac (Sponsored)

Over at the Palate Press Ad Network they're hosting a contest in conjunction with the BNIC (Cognac Bureau), called the 2011 Cognac Writing Contest. The winner gets a trip to the Cognac Blues Passions Festival, which this year is hosting acts including ZZ Top, Moby, and Aloe Blacc. Second prize is five hundred bucks, which isn't too bad either. So: you write a post about cognac, submit it for approval, and they give you a stat counter on your post. The first round of the contest is based on number of hits for your post (so the sooner you get... Read more →