Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Week in Alcohol

But it was when she called him "sugar tits" that he got really pissed off Actress Sean Young entered rehab this week after heckling director Julian Schnabel during a drunken episode at the DGA awards, yelling "hey, get on with it" when the director of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly rambled on aimlessly during his acceptance speech

Those French
Moet and Chandon were fined 30,000 Euros this week, essentially for making their champagne look too attractive in a poster advertisement

Let the pissing match begin Bottle Shock, the first of two movies about the infamous 'Judgment of Paris' winetasting of 1976, was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Steven Spurrier, who organized the original tasting and is a backer of Judgment of Paris (a competing movie whose production is currently held up by the screenwriter's strike) has gone on the record as being unimpressed with Alan Rickman's portrayal of him

Alcohol doesn't kill people, bad American comedies aimed at teenagers kill people David Reid, 22, died of alcohol poisoning when he and a friend attempted to recreate a 'last man standing' drinking game they had seen in the teen comedy American Pie. (In a related story, Rehab wannabees copycat celebrity screwups )

Gay customers didn't much like it either In Britain, Marks and Spencer has launched 'Pink Port'; a variation on the renowned Portuguese sweet wine, only lightened in color and aimed at the female consumer. Initial expert reaction has not been favorable

It's from bowing down before all those monster Cabernets
Robert Parker is undergoing back surgery and will likely miss this winter's Bordeaux tastings, thus throwing their futures prices into chaos

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