Blog: Anything you can do
Chris Brook-Carter | 19 July 2004
Of course, just-drinks doesn’t like to deal in stereotypes, however they are hard to avoid at times.
The world’s oddest beer centred promotion, the Darwin Beer Can Regatta in Australia’s Northern Territory, attracted a record field this year with more than 20 improbable boats.
This was the 30th time the event – which confirms, to some, general assumptions about the Territory lifestyle - had been held.
The rules are simple. Crews take to the water on vessels made from beer (or soft drink) cans, which must be capable of staying afloat with four people. Adding pieces of plastic or plywood is acceptable but just sticking cans on an existing vessel means instant disqualification.
Some people in India believe alcohol should be more difficult to purchase. Last month, the state of Bihar halted all alcohol sales as its chief minister made good on an election promise. ...
Greetings from Zurich. Here as a guest of Heineken's Amstel brand, I'm due to sit down later today with the group's senior global director for international brands, Walter Drenth....
Drinks companies spend a lot of money on trying to predict trends. At last night's Worshipful Company of Distillers City debate, any strategists in the audience got a bit of forecasting for free....
I'll admit to being partial to an Aperol Spritz now and again, more usually in the summer months, sitting outside, shades on, slowly turning more golden/rusty....
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