"Rye One" Whiskey from Beam

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In the ultra premium whiskey category, there's a new bottle for you to remember. Beam Global Spirits & Wine has announced their (rī)1 Whiskey. Though I don't like the logo, the name or the bottle design, I am aware of the quality and the level of sophistication of the rye whiskey so these guys may actually end up selling some of the liquor. Beam started production of Rye One since last month...

Boarding Pass Shiraz, Vintage 2005

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What makes a good wine?  For most wine buyers, the packaging makes the sale.  Sure, brand loyalty, grape preference and reviews are driving factors, but when stuck between two wines-- the packaging often drives the decision.  Our friends over at NotCot spotted some of the most fun packaging we've seen lately with the Boarding Pass Shiraz.  This 2005 vintage Shiraz features air...

The Moët & Chandon Midnight Gold Case

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As if made of lambskin and covered with gold was not enough, the French designer Camille Toupet designed the new Moët & Chandon Midnight Gold Case with some hand sewn Swarovski crystals and gold beads that try to imitate champagne bubbles. It also features an embossed logo, to add to make it even  more sophisticated. Specifically created to chill bottles of the expensive "potion", the new...

The Piss Screen Helps With Frankfurt's Drunk Driving

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A new way to gently break the news that bar partrons shouldn't be driving are popping up around Frankfurt, Germany. They teamed up with a national taxi service to install pressure sensors in the urinals of bars that are used to control a need for speed-type video game mounted on the wall. When you crash, a horrific video of a car crash comes up, followed by, "Too pissed to drive? Call a...

Playboy's Upscale Wine Collection - For Connoisseurs!

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Playboy has come out with a range of wines with a label that is synonymous to its image - a label of sex appeal and classic distinction.  The Playboy Wine Collection includes Gargiulo Money Road Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Supery's famous Dollarhide Cabernet Sauvignon, Schug Estate Heritage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, RODA Cirsiron and Tenuta Sette Ponts Oreno-- all available not only online but...

Crystal Head Vodka by Diamond Spirits

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Want a cup full of crazy?  Spend eight minutes listening to Dan Aykroyd explain why Crystal Head Vodka is the coolest.  From ghosts to UFOs to diamond-filtering, Aykroyd spends 8 minutes selling a gimmick for what might be a pretty good vodka on its own.  Don't worry, we've got the Youtube video after the jump, but for now-- the details.  Apparently Aykroyd really dug Indiana...

Bollinger Collector's Edition 007 Champagne

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In celebration of James Bond's forthcoming adventures in Quantum of Solace, the champagne craftsmen at Bollinger have released a collector's edition bottle of champagne in that deadly little bullet above.  207 bottles of Bollinger's Grande Année 1999 will be sold in this special bullet packaging designed by French designer Eric Berthès.  The Bollinger 007 will be on the market for around...