Topic: alcohol

Reese Witherspoon’s Arrest Video Is Hilarious, And May Actually Damage Her Brand

Reese Witherspoon's Arrest Video Is Hilarious, And May Actually Damage Her Brand

When news of Reese Witherspoon‘s arrest for disorderly conduct broke last week, we wondered what it would do for her squeaky-clean image, but ultimately didn’t think it would really hurt. After all, she apologized promptly and classily, and then made a very likable appearance on Good Morning America this week, in which she owned up again, and said, “We knew better.” A perfectly handled mini-scandal, soon forgiven and forgotten, right? Until now. TMZ has video footage from the arrest, and it’s both hilarious and really unlikable.
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Boredom At Work Leads To Addiction, Drinking, Stealing And Eating Too Much Chocolate

Boredom At Work Leads To Addiction, Drinking, Stealing And Eating Too Much Chocolate

According to a new study, when you get bored at work you tend to eat chocolate. And drink coffee. Is this new information? New research on a small sample of office workers indicates that when bored at the office we look to munchies and caffeinated beverages to perk us up. Bored workers are also more likely to hit a bar once they punch the clock, said study researcher Sandi Mann, of the University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom. Seriously they had to do an actual study on this? “About a third turn to alcohol at the end of a boring day, which is pretty high. We don’t know how much or if it’s excessive,” she told LiveScience in a telephone interview. “It’s just they would be more likely to drink at the end of a boring day than at the end of a non-boring day.” More »

Executive Suite: Tequila Avión’s Jenna Fagnan On How ‘Entourage’ Helped Build Her Brand

Executive Suite: Tequila Avión's Jenna Fagnan On How 'Entourage' Helped Build Her Brand

When Jenna Fagnan took over as president of the new ultra-premium tequila brand Tequila Avión in 2010, she was almost immediately faced with an extremely unusual challenge: Her tequila was famous, but most people didn’t know they could actually buy it. The spirit had played a major role in the seventh season of the HBO series Entourage, which saw the character Turtle in a season-long story arc trying to convince his actor friend Vince to promote the brand. This was more than a one-shot product placement deal. Tequila Avión was practically a supporting character. But since the stuff was brand new, it was only sold in two states at the time, so most viewers assumed it was just an invention of the show’s writers. The challenge for Fagnan was to make it available in stores and bars — and fast, to capitalize on its newfound fame. More »

10 Surprising Facts About The Champagne Industry

10 Surprising Facts About The Champagne Industry

New Year’s Eve is champagne’s big day: Even 364-day-a-year teetotalers are prone to break out the bubbly to celebrate the arrival — and survival — of another year. And if you’re not a teetotaler, you already know that drinking a glass of sparkling wine can make even a weeknight feel special. But do you know what happened when Natalie Wood tried to take a bath in champagne before a wild night out in Hollywood? Or that a few glasses a day is actually good for you? Put some bubbly in your Thursday by checking out our 10 favorite facts about champagne. More »

Drinking To Fit In With The Boys May Come Back To Hurt You

Drinking To Fit In With The Boys May Come Back To Hurt You

When asked what most affects their drink order during the Holidays, nearly 30% of male respondents revealed that the merry atmosphere of holiday parties inspires them to order stiffer drinks than usual, in comparison to only 9% of female respondents. More than 70% of respondents revealed that if they had to cut down on either their holiday food or alcohol consumption, food would be the first to go. Basically  a lot of drinking occurs during the holidays. But should women look at this as a time to show off their drinking prowess to get in with their male colleagues and managers? More »

Executive Suite: Heaven Hill Distilleries’ Kate Latts Says Finding “The Balance” Is The Only Way

Executive Suite: Heaven Hill Distilleries' Kate Latts Says Finding "The Balance" Is The Only Way

Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Kate Shapira Latts grew up immersed in her family’s business—Heaven Hill Distilleries, headquartered in Bardstown, Kentucky. After Kate graduated from Ballard High School, she left Kentucky and the family business behind for more than a decade as she completed her education and began her business career. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a bachelors degree in Economics from Duke University, Kate went to Washington DC where she worked as a management consultant before ultimately returning to Duke to pursue an MBA.
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