There's a certain tradition to the martini glass: the thin, long stem and shallow glass are meant to make it easy to get your drink cold and keep it that way. But nothing says that your martini glass actually has to be made of glass. The Stainless Steel Martini Glass, from Sur La Table, offers an alternative that can update your cocktail. They're dishwasher-safe, making cleanup simple. The glasses hold 8 ounces and are sized to match standard martini glasses, letting you swap them out with no worries. While there are many designer martini glasses on the market, … Read more
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Martini Media, an advertising network that's aimed at affluent people, announced Wednesday that it has officially launched Martini Life, a site that targets high net-worth individuals through seven main channels: sailing, equestrian sports, private aviation, wine, classic cars, golfing, and cigars.
Martini Life aims at becoming the "go-to" destination for affluent individuals, but it won't create its own content. Instead, the site has pulled in more than 70 publishers and blogs to syndicate content to the site. For example, the site's sailing page features updates from the Mega Yacht News Blog and various other yachting-related … Read more
We all know that James Bond likes his martini "shaken, not stirred," but that's assuming he's drinking out of a traditional martini glass. Anecdotal evidence suggests that this is one of the few times the secret agent got it wrong. While a shaken martini is said to produce a colder drink, the resulting cocktail suffers from cloudiness because of all the excess air bubbles. Personal preference being what it is, perhaps Mr. Bond simply prefers his martinis as cold as possible. These Martini Glass Chillers seem to be the perfect solution to the debate.
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Martini Media Network, an advertising network that caters to the affluent, said Monday it has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding.
The company also announced that it hired Skip Brand, chief revenue officer at Pudding Media and a former advertising and business development employee at Yahoo, Cox Communications, and Excite@Home, to take the reins as CEO.
"Martini Media targets high net-worth individuals through lifestyle pursuits such as polo and yachting, letting luxury and premier brands connect with these elusive consumers online," Brand said in a statement. "I look forward to working alongside the entire … Read more
We're somewhat dubious about any machine that serves cocktails but, the way things are going, we may be faced with a robot the next time we belly up to the bar. Still, a martini--now that's something sacred.
So we pray that Hammacher Schlemmer did its research before coming up with "The Perfect Temperature Martini Maker," a digital appliance that shakes or stirs its stainless steel tumbler "until it reaches the optimal drinking temperature of 34 degrees Fahrenheit, ensuring perfect homemade martinis at the touch of a button."
The ritual of mixing the ingredients, … Read more
If current design trends hold up, kitchens of the future could end up looking like sets from Mickey's Toontown. For a while, refrigerators seemed to be the more popular fashion targets, but designers are now applying their color palettes to neighboring appliances.
Treehugger, for example, highlights some neon-hued stoves in Japan that could be heading west. The reason for their popularity is as much practical as aesthetic, because these are wood-burning pellet stoves that are far more environmentally friendly than their traditional counterparts.
Call us old-fashioned, but we still prefer our kitchen fixtures in neutral finishes. But if they … Read more