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TCCC Unity: A New Coke Classic - Print Magazine
The most important thing today for a brand is not the content that it talks about, but how it talks about it. The typeface becomes a critical part of that voice and DNA, with consistency, authenticity and believability becoming paramount requirements.
marketing  beverages  language  business  story  storytelling  reputation  authority 
january 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Burghound, For the Love of Port, and other great niche wine sites. - By Mike Steinberger - Slate Magazine
It is one part opportunity, one part necessity. Thanks to this global quality revolution, there are more wine-growing areas than ever that merit undivided attention, and the Internet has given wine journalists a cheap and easy platform from which to peddle that kind of particularized knowledge. But because of the Internet, there are also probably more people than ever writing about wine. Anyone with a computer and a corkscrew can be a critic now; offering regional expertise is a way of standing out in an increasingly crowded field.
wine  socialmedia  beverages  attention  blogging  social  drinking  alcohol 
december 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Wine and food pairing advice from an expert - Inside Bay Area
But for those who want to do their own pairings, Hough suggests you ignore nuances and focus on broader characteristics: "How acidic it is, how sweet, how intense, the tannins, the intensity. Those characteristics tend to be consistent within a varietal."
wine  food  beverages  aesthetics  cooking  parties 
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
www.kansascity.com | 09/29/2009 | More women become brewers and enjoy a wide range of beers
“Two years ago, our first meeting had 22 women in attendance. Now our organization has more than 300 members. We’re not only promoting women’s professionalism in the beer industry, we’re also encouraging women to be educated consumers of beer.”
beer  beverages  women  gender  food  cooking 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Bibulo.us - We plead the 21st.: The Bibulo.us Guide to Your Home Bar: Part 1
This makes me want to clean my kitchen. I mean thoroughly. Bless you, Bibulo.us!
drinking  alcohol  diy  beverages 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Anne Applebaum - A Starbucks State of Mind - washingtonpost.com
In fact, with the opening of a Warsaw Starbucks, one might even say we have reached the end of a cycle. Born in Central Europe, where it embodied an ideal of luxury and a certain set of aspirations; landing in Seattle, where it came to embody a different kind of luxury and a different set of aspirations; now reimported to Central Europe, aesthetically transformed but essentially fulfilling the same function, the coffeehouse appears to have come full circle, at last.
coffee  beverages  marketing  europe  poland  starbucks  identity  education  business  corporations  globalization 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Consumers skip Starbucks for plain ol' joe - Crain's New York Business
Coffee drinkers who have scaled back the most since the beginning of the year, according to the online survey of 500 Americans conducted between Jan. 14 and 15, are consumers aged 45 to 54, with fully half (50.4%) saying they have "cut back a lot" on fancy or expensive takeout coffee. That was followed by consumers 35 to 44 (37.5%) and 25 to 34 (33.3%). As might be expected, those who had trimmed the expense the most were in the lower of the survey's income brackets (48.6% earned between $20,000 and $39,000, and 33.6% earned below $20,000; the latter presumably included college students, who are a sweet spot for Starbucks).
But salary didn't appear to be that big a factor among the 92% who said they are cutting back on back on expensive coffee to save money: The percentage was close to even across all income levels, including $75,000-plus.
coffee  drinking  economics  beverages  caffeine  work  finance  research 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Under the Needle: The old drinks are here with him in spirits
"J.P. Morgan drank a Manhattan at the market's closing every day," Clarke said after a slow sip. "What did his Manhattan taste like? That's what I want to know -- what history tasted like."
drinking  alcohol  seattle  history  beverages 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Brew a Good Cup of Joe - US News and World Report
"Making great coffee at home requires only a few basic steps. First, buy great beans. Most connoisseurs recommend Arabica beans, which tend to be milder and sweeter than other commercial varieties. Next, use the correct ratio of water to coffee. For drip coffee makers, this means a rounded tablespoon of coffee for every two cups of water. Last, serve while hot and fresh."
coffee  caffeine  beverages  drinking  water 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Hot controversy: Fetching coffee for the boss | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/29/2008
"First of all, she said, pick your battles. Second, bring something more to the job, no matter how low you are on the totem pole. Then, after a while, if getting coffee feels demeaning, it'll be easier to ask for a change."
coffee  work  jobs  feminism  business  beverages 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
What Motivates the Wine Shopper? — Eric Asimov - New York Times
"The mood and the food and the context really matters. It’s the neglected pairing.”
wine  beverages  aesthetics  marketing  food  social  money  shopping  psychology 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Life: Pairing wine with Asian and Hawaiian cuisine - OCRegister.com
"Two things make Riesling the most versatile wine with our style of food: great acid profile and a little bit of sweetness – it's an off-dry wine. How many dishes do you know that aren't enhanced by a squeeze of lemon or a squeeze of lime?"
wine  beverages  food  asian  hawaii  drinking  cooking 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Scans pinpoint alcohol's effects on the human brain | Science | guardian.co.uk
"The key finding of this study is that after alcohol exposure, threat-detecting brain circuits can't tell the difference between a threatening and non-threatening social stimulus."
alcohol  beverages  uk  research  science  social 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
What's on Tap: Which pairs better with fine food - beer or wine? - San Jose Mercury News
"The truth is that the majority of beer drunk in the United States is some variance of a light lager. But craft beer is different. It has as much presence and body as good wine, and these days can contain as much alcohol as wine."
beer  wine  alcohol  beverages  drinking  food  california  riesling 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
A history of the hangover. - By Inigo Thomas - Slate Magazine
"The Scots, the Irish, the Welsh, and the English seem to have special relationships with the hangover. Why do societies drink? The answer is obvious, in a way, but not entirely."
drinking  beverages  alcohol  wine  health  uk  social 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Powells.com From the Author - Gerard Woodward
"The troubled attitude of the English to alcohol seems often to stem from an anxiety about lack of supply. [...] Managed well, the drinking of alcohol is a beautiful experience — socially cohesive, possibly even enlightening."
alcohol  drinking  beverages  beer  wine  uk  writing  food  families  fiction  social 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Christopher S. Penn: Starbucks is watching your every cup
"So what? The So What is this: Clover coffee machines are networked. They all speak to headquarters via CloverNet, and monitor EVERYTHING about your cup of coffee."
marketing  technology  coffee  beverages  corporations  information 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Icy Day Finds Old Union Outside Modern City Shops - New York Times
"The home of the caramel macchiato, Starbucks, has drawn some of the most consistent criticism, often from employees associated with the Industrial Workers of the World."
labor  unions  work  jobs  nyc  coffee  beverages  corporations  business  cities  caffeine 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Buddhist Channel | Buddhism News, Headlines | Japan | Buddhism forced to turn trendy to attract a new generation in Japan
"There was a time when people would go to their local temple for advice on all sorts of problems, not just spiritual matters. This bar is just the same, a place where people can come and talk freely about their problems."
via:jbrotherlove  buddhism  religion  spirituality  japan  asia  alcohol  beverages  psychology 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Why booze and cigarettes are essential for good journalism. - By Jack Shafer - Slate Magazine
"The wise editor understands that quality journalism requires a bad attitude, foul words, a brawl, and sometimes a drink afterward."
alcohol  drinking  journalism  media  newspapers  writing  identity  beverages  speech  philosophy  editing 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Fray Issue 1: Busted! - Hobo Balls by Eric Spitznagel
"Everything changed, however, when I moved to Sonoma, a quaint small town in Northern California in an area better known as The Wine Country."
shortstory  wine  bayarea  beverages 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Raise a glass and toast the remarkable Guinness family - Food & Drink - Features - Belfast Telegraph
"For, far being from high-born, the original Down Guinnesses were probably of the helot-class, virtual slaves whose lack of blood or connection meant that they were excluded from positions of wealth or influence in patrilineal Gaelic society."
beverages  alcohol  ireland  family  books  europe 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Do coffee shops discriminate against women? - By Tim Harford - Slate Magazine
"Perhaps it is just a matter of time before some entrepreneur decides to set up a big chain of coffee shops with 'no men allowed' on the door." (Hammam time!)
women  men  gender  bias  coffee  beverages  public  business 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Fresh-Roasted Smell of Success - WSJ.com
"Starbucks prefers to be near dry cleaners and video stores, because they require two visits -- for dropping off and picking up."
coffee  realestate  cities  beverages  marketing  books 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
How to dial back a Starbucks habit -- chicagotribune.com
"[I]f one were to direct that $900 (or five lattes a week for a year) annually into an investment with a 5 percent return rate, 'after 30 years, you would have $59,794.' "
economics  money  coffee  beverages  caffeine  drinking 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Grape expectations | Salon Life
"If we consider the way our world is changing and look ahead, the Puget Sound area will only get better for wine. But in California, they're going to have difficulty finding varietals that will grow in a hotter and hotter climate."
wine  environment  farming  oregon  washingtonstate  california  globalization  beverages  alcohol 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
German vintners celebrate 2005 as a wunderbar vintage - The Boston Globe
"At a recent tasting, I listened to one grower after another speak in glowing terms of the near perfect conditions in which their '05 rieslings were made. And the wines we tasted were indeed delicious."
wine  beverages 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Hangar One Vodka
At least a dozen half-shot tastings? On a old naval air base? With a great view of S.F.? For $10? Man, I'm going back, that's all there is to it.
food  beverages  alcohol  alameda 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Field Maloney takes readers' questions on the rise of wine and fall of beer. - - Slate Magazine
"Even though more Americans said they preferred wine in that pool, beer still outsold wine 6 to 1. So either a very few people drink a whole lot of beer, or people are more stuck on beer than they let on."
beverages  wine  alcohol  polls  usa 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Crackdown on middle class wine drinkers-Life & Style-Health-TimesOnline
"We know from international evidence that it’s measures that tackle price and availability where one can really make a difference. There is a very clear link between price and consumption. It’s never been cheaper in real terms than it is now."
wine  beverages  drinking  uk  health  government  economics 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Quenching thirst for status with bottled water | Reuters
"People were treating bottled water as if it had snob appeal. With higher income, people are acting as if it's like getting a fancier car. It's a way to show you're more sophisticated."
water  beverages  marketing  demography  usa  identity 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Starbucks Nation - Los Angeles Times
"In an odd and, I grant, surreal way, Starbucks may be one of the last remaining venues where Americans of different views can fraternize peaceably, united in their jonesing for caffeine. Put that in a memo."
caffeine  marketing  coffee  business  corporations  identity  food  beverages  losangeles  seattle  culture 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Cooking and Chromosomes » jugalbandi
"When someone tells me I’m lucky to have J, I agree. I’m fortunate I found him when I did, and not when I am 70. However, the fact remains, I refuse to settle for less. He’s equally lucky to have me. [...]"
cooking  food  men  women  feminism  identity  family  families  marriage  relationships  beverages 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Anchorage, Alaska: Coffeetown, USA » PopMatters | News and Commentary | PopWire
“One of my favorite stories is this big beefy roofer, like 6-foot-5, deep voice, he walks up to our bar and he says, ‘I’d like a wedding cake latte please.' "
caffeine  beverages  alaska  identity  seattle 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Japanese Working Women Still Serve the Tea
"There is a 27-year-old man who does almost exactly what I do, and he is already making more than me. I've been with the company for 42 years. And the court says that's fair? Well, I strongly disagree."
japan  work  jobs  feminism  law  beverages 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: By Wine Besotted: A Fantasy Fulfilled
“She said, ‘If you never buy another bottle of wine in your life, and you drink a bottle each night with dinner, how long would it take you to drink up all you have?’ ”
wine  beverages  social 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: One Latte, Hold the Milk
"[... Y]ou are to be forgiven for thinking that Howard Schultz invented the Internet. The inconvenient truth is that when Mr. Schultz founded Starbucks, he focused on the romance and ritual of a newspaper culture. [...]"
caffeine  beverages  marketing  newspapers  journalism 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: In an Enclave of Serious Wine Lovers, a Mesmerizing Theft
“It appears that the thieves, whoever they were, had more faith in the stability and accruing value of the ultimate bottle of wine than the American dollar.”
beverages  alcohol  bayarea  california  wine  crime 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Seattle Times: Local News: Some coffee stands get steamier
"If I'm going to pay $4 for a cup of coffee, I'm not going to get served by a guy."
coffee  marketing  seattle  business  beverages  sex 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Drink, Don't Drink. Drink, Don't Drink.
"There are these really ambiguous messages about alcohol that you end up receiving from the leadership of the country. The messages end up being very mixed up and very confusing. And this ambivalence has been around a long time."
alcohol  wine  beverages  politics  kansas  christianity  drinking 
october 2005 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: A brush with crush / Wine writer learns what it's like to pick, pump and polish
"In my poor Spanish, I had been able to explain that I am a journalist and am working on a story. The men understood that, but they're telling each other, 'He is a writer; that's why he needs to make extra money.'"
wine  work  jobs  california  alcohol  writing  journalism  newspapers  farming  beverages  drinking 
october 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Economist: Supersipping in the superstate
"Americans tend to feel uncomfortable with wine. Puritan instincts live on: an 18-year-old can vote, marry or die in Iraq, but cannot legally drink a glass of wine."
alcohol  beverages  usa  uk  leisure 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK: Things grow better with Coke
"I think Coke has found its right use. Farmers have traditionally used sugary solutions to attract red ants to feed on insect larvae."
beverages  farming  india  science 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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