Drinkhacker Reads – 12.05.2012 – Varvatos Tequila Bottle Redesign + Top Wines of 2012

Drinkhacker Reads – 12.05.2012 – Varvatos Tequila Bottle Redesign + Top Wines of 2012

Happy December 5th! What’s so great about today? Well here in the States we get to celebrate the end of Prohibition with the passage of the 21st Amendment to our Constitution. Also, happy Discovery Day to our friends in the Dominican Republic, happy Faunalia to our dear friends in Ancient Rome, a very happy birthday to his excellency the King of Thailand and his even more excellency Little Richard. Not to be forgotten, Happy International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development to our friends at the United Nations.

Our friends over at Wine.com have released its list of top sellers in 2012. A quick glance reveals many of their customers appear to fancy Cabernet Sauvignons; with six of them placing in the top ten. Did you favorite make the cut? Click on through to find out, or check out the handy PDF  reference guide they’ve published. [Wine.com]

Just Drinks has coverage of the press conference Diageo held this morning concerning the positioning and sales of its three vodka brands (Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One) in 2012. [Just Drinks]

Ad Age features an interview with former Heineken exec and current Purity Vodka CEO Andy Glaser wherein he makes the bold declaration that the flavored vodka market bubble will eventually burst. Let’s just hope it doesn’t taste like bubblegum or s’mores when it does. [Ad Age]

Celebrity Product Involvement of The Week: Iconic fashion designer and native son of Detroit John Varvatos has redesigned Patron Anejo Tequila’s bottle stopper in a limited edition bottling available for the holiday season. Raw power, indeed. [PR Newswire]

And finally today, the good folks over at Sailor Jerry would like to remind everyone heading out to the bars this weekend that Saturday (December 8th) is the 2nd annual Bartender Appreciation Day. For the people who pour your drinks and listen to you as you pour your heart out over another glass, be sure to leave a little extra something in the tip jar. [Bartender’s Day]

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Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

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