Monday, 2 September 2013

Introducing: Vinspire on Pinterest

I thought we'd start the week with some good news, plus something new you can bookmark for hours of brilliant workplace procrastination (as if you didn't have enough distractions already...)!

I only started using Pinterest last year, and it's seriously addictive. Millions of like-minded people sharing pretty things, tasty things, clever things, inspirational things and most of all BOOZY THINGS.

Us Vinspire guys are never one to miss out on a chance to discover new tipples and libations, so we've launched the Vinspire Pinterest page. It's full of absolutely tons of drinky-goodness, from cocktail recipes to amazing bars from around the world to all the geeky ways to make drinking more you: Hollywood-themed drinking? Superhero glassware? Harry Potter cocktails? Drinks from your favourite reads and TV shows? We've got the lot, and we're building the collection every week.

If you like the sound of this, head over to our page and follow us now (or if you haven't got an account yet, you can sign up for free in seconds - we're pretty sure you won't regret it...) and let us know what else you'd like to see.

And here on the blog, each month we'll feature a Pinterest board with a different theme, showing you the best articles, recipes and purchase-inspiration on everything from winter warmers to silly Halloween cocktails.

Literary Drinking

For September, as it's back-to-school month, we've decided to offer you highlights from our Literary Drinking board. Whether you're a bookworm or a Literature student, we're pretty sure you'll love it.

To start with, who doesn't want to drink their favourite author's tipple? From Raymond Chandler's Gin Gimlet (made famous by his character, Philip Marlowe, in The Long Goodbye) to characters' own favourites, like Daisy Buchanan's love of the Mint Julep in The Great Gatsby, you can sip something meaningful as you flip the pages of your favourite read.

Or how about rustling up a cocktail themed on a book you love? A Death in the Afternoon cocktail, perhaps? Or a Petruchio, based on Shakespeare's character in The Taming of the Shrew? An Alice in Wonderland cocktail, perhaps? Or boozy treats based on Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson? The possibilities are endless.

Sometimes, it's brilliant to have some literary-themed glasses and drinking accessories. I love this Dorothy Parker cocktail tray, very much desire the Oscar Wilde cocktail napkins, and everyone wants a mug with a Mr. Darcy quotation, right?

Lastly, if it's getting your head out of a book and into the big wideworld that you're after, there are some gorgeous literary-themed bars and hotels around. Get a round in at the library bar in The Lanesborough Hotel in London, pop along to the London Literary Pub Crawl or plan a trip further afield, perhaps to the Literary Hotel in Paris or one of New York's amazing literary bars.

So there you have it: Vinspire's Pinterest journey begins here. If there's a board you want to see, let us know and we'll see what we can do!

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