Celebrate National Mimosa Day with Korbel California Champagne

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Celebrate National Mimosa Day with Korbel California ChampagneIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessCelebrate National Mimosa Day with Korbel California ChampagneBy Press Release – April 25, 2018 1225 0 TAGSConsumerKorbel Email Linkedin Facebook Twitter ReddIt Pinterest Share Previous articleAVA Grace Vineyards Launches Rosé and Pinot Grigio in Cans, so Consumers Can Enjoy Great Wine Anytime, AnywhereNext articleWinesellers, Ltd. Creates Regional Chain Division with Hiring of Erin Ostrem Press Release AdvertisementA simple cocktail consisting of equal parts sparkling wine and orange juice, the mimosa is an iconic classic that has been enjoyed at family gatherings, showers and weekend brunches for decades. The drink transforms the time-honored breakfast beverage of orange juice, and gives it an adult-only, bubbly flair, perfect for sipping anytime.  It’s no wonder this traditional, two-ingredient sparkler has a day dedicated to its existence – mark your calendars for National Mimosa Day on May 16 – as if you needed an excuse to celebrate with one of America’s favorite cocktails!Korbel California Champagne is offering up a few facts, tips and tricks to help you and your readers master the mimosa. After all, The Official Sponsor of Brunch® knows how to raise a glass accordingly.FIVE FUN FACTS!According to legend, the mimosa originated sometime in the 1920s and was created by a head bartender of a luxury hotel in Paris.The name is said to have come from the drink’s orange color, emulating a tropical plant called the Acacia Dealbata.Story has it that after the creation of the cocktail, Europeans made the mimosa fashionable, influencing New Yorkers to adopt the drink in the U.S. sometime in the late 1960s.The mimosa was originally enjoyed as a pre-dinner or evening cocktail, but as the brunch craze became increasingly popular over time, the iconic drink became a staple on the brunch table in the U.S.According to a survey conducted by Korbel, 1 in 4 sparkling wine drinkers report that they prefer to drink it mixed, like in a mimosa, with Korbel being the top brand mentioned for mixing!MIMOSA TIP! Ever wonder the perfect ratio of bubbles to orange juice? Here’s how to properly mix up the classic:CLASSIC KORBEL MIMOSAIngredients:4 oz. Korbel Brut4 oz. orange juicePour orange juice into a champagne flute and top with Korbel.MIMOSA TRICK! Make it a Mimosa Bar – From juices to garnishes, and all of the bubbles in between, a mimosa can consist of many flavors beyond traditional orange. Celebrate National Mimosa Day with endless combinations by putting together a mimosa bar. The perfect complement to any brunch festivity, a mimosa bar allows guests to serve themselves based on their own taste preferences, and ensures the host or hostess spends more time enjoying their mimosa, and less time mixing up drinks for the crowd.Here’s everything you need:Korbel California Champagne – Consider options for different taste preferences, like Sweet Rosé for something complex and fruit-forward, Brut Rosé for something delicate and crisp, or Brut for something classic and balanced.Juices – Along with everyone’s favorite classic orange, include options like cranberry, pomegranate, and passion fruit. Guests will enjoy mixing up various flavor combinations for their personalized mimosa.Garnishes – Who doesn’t love a fresh strawberry or raspberry garnish? Include sliced pineapple, blueberries and even herbs like mint and basil for a fresh, springtime sparkler.Glassware – A traditional champagne flute will never go out of style. But consider offering a variety of glassware options like a stemless wine glass, a coupe glass, or even a mason jar for a trendy alternative.Advertisement last_img read more

Girls Collect Over 20,000 Snack Wrappers and Mail Them Back to Manufacturers to Curb Plastic Use

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIn a bid to curb plastic packaging, students are mailing wasteful snack wrappers back to the manufacturers with demands for more sustainable packaging.At the suggestion of their city council, dozens of school girls from the Subbiah Vidyalayam Girls Higher Secondary School in Thoothukudi, India collected 20,244 snack wrappers over the course of two weeks.The students then mailed the wrappers back to the respective companies with a letter reading: “We are happy with the taste and quality of your products, but unhappy with the plastic packaging. We want to ensure a safe environment for our future generations and minimize our plastic footprint.“We have decided to collect used plastic wrappers of your products and send them to you for safe disposal,” they added. “Please help us savor your products without guilt, by introducing eco-friendly packaging.”RELATED: Two Teen Girls Push Government in Bali to Ban the Bags That Have Turned Their Paradise Into an EyesoreSince national legislation states that snack companies are responsible for the disposal of their own packaging, the city council is reportedly demanding that these snack companies create an action plan to tackle their waste problem within the next two months.According to Times of India, city council commissioner Alby John Varghese says that the initiative was a “grand success” and they intend to “extend the practice to other corporation and private schools” in the future.Clean Up Negativity By Sharing The Good News To Social Media – Representative photo by Waste Warriors Corbett FacebookAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Suunto’s Movescount goes live

first_img Related Movescount.com, a new online sports community powered by Suunto, is now live – and multisport fanatics are invited to be among the first to register at the public beta site.According to the Movescount team, ‘Whether you’re training for your first marathon, taking part in a local triathlon event or you just want to share the beautiful sunset you saw on your 10K bike ride with others, Movescount is for you. Just go to the site, register, fine tune your settings and start moving. Also, check out the groups and routes already in Movescount.’Users do not need to own any sports instruments to use Movescount. However, Movescount is compatible with Suunto t3, t4, t6, MemoryBelt and X10 devices. There is also the option to transfer old training data from Suunto Training Manager and Training Manager Lite software to the online data storage facility at Movescount.www.movescount.comwww.suunto.comlast_img read more

Why People Care More About Pets Than Other Humans

first_imgWired:WE LOVE OUR pets. Two thirds of Americans live with an animal, and according to a 2011 Harris poll, 90 percent of pet owners think of their dogs and cats as members of the family. These relationships have benefits. For example, in a survey by the American Animal Hospital Association, 40 percent of married female dog owners reported they received more emotional support from their pet than from their husband or their kids. The pet products industry calls this “the humanization of pets.” One of my colleagues recently spent $12,000 on cancer treatments for her best friend Asha, a Labrador retriever.Newspaper editors tell me stories about animal abuse often generate more responses from upset readers than articles about violence directed toward humans. But do Americans really care more about pets than people?Read the whole story: Wired More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Roberto Mancini’s Inter Milan make contact with Chelsea stopper Petr Cech

first_img In principle, Liverpool or Arsenal would love to sign him, but Jose Mourinho does not want to see him strengthen a domestic rival.  Upd. at 20:12 Thibaut Courtois’ return from a loan spell at Atletico Madrid has left Cech playing second fiddle at Stamford Bridge. Therefore, Roberto Mancini’s Inter may be poised to sweep in.  Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech looks set to leave London at the end of the season and Inter are one of the leading candidates to land his signature.  Adrià Bellot Cech’s contract runs until 2016 and Mourinho is adamant he doesn’t want him to join another Premier League side.  The lack of minutes is likely to mean he seeks a new challenge at the end of the campaign. center_img 10/04/2015 A few weeks ago, Cech said: “I don’t know what idea the club has about my future. Thibaut and I make a good tandem, but that can only work for one season. CEST The Serie A giants are prepared to offer a two year deal, with a third year to be activated depending on performances.  Or at least that is what ‘Corriere Dello Sport’ is reporting. The Italian newspaper says that there has already been contact between the club and the player.  “I do not want another [season] the same.”last_img read more

Peter McDonagh Determined To Bring Big Fight To Galway

first_imgAudio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/PETER+MCDONAGH.MP300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Galway Boxer Peter McDonagh joined John Mulligan in studio to talk about his career so far, the call out of Conor McGregor and his determination to bring a big fight night back to Galway. during the launch of the new British Lionhearts boxing team ahead of season III of the World Series of Boxing on November 6, 2012 in London, England.center_img Peter McDonagh Pictured With John Mulligan After Visiting Studioprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Formats Decided For 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championships

first_imgTHE formats for the 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Junior, Intermediate and Senior Ladies Football Championships have been ratified – and the draws will take place on Tuesday evening, June 30. The 2020 Senior Championship will be contested by 12 counties – with four groups of three teams each set to battle it out in the round-robin stages. The top team in each group will progress straight through to the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-finals.The 2019 semi-finalists, namely Champions Dublin, runners-up Galway, and Cork and Mayo, will be seeded and placed in separate round-robin groups.An open draw will then determine who will join those four teams in the various pools.The 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Championship will be contested by 13 counties – and will also be run off on a round-robin format to determine the four semi-finalists.There will be three groups of three teams, and one group of four, in the qualifier phase, with the top team in each group progressing to the last four of the competition.Westmeath, who were relegated from the TG4 Senior Championship in 2019, are one of the seeded teams, along with Meath, the 2019 Intermediate Championship runners-up, and last year’s beaten semi-finalists Roscommon and Sligo.Six counties, meanwhile, will compete in the 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship – Antrim, Derry, Fermanagh (the 2019 runners-up), Carlow, Wicklow and Limerick.An open draw will take place to make up two groups of three teams – with the top two teams in each pool then progressing to the semi-finals.It is envisaged that each Championship will be played off over seven weekends, with a two-week break between the conclusion of the group phases and the All-Ireland semi-finals, and a further two-week break between the semi-finals and Finals.The dates for the round-robin fixtures, and the All-Ireland semi-finals and Finals, will be agreed upon and circulated in due course. Further details relating to the running of the Championships will also be finalised shortly.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Irish Sport Horse Studbook Jumping Series Has Successful Start In Galway

first_imgOne of only five double clears in the 7-year-old class, McEntee beat off stiff competition from the competitive 30 competitors in the class. In the 5-Year-Old final at the €10,500 event, 19 combinations jumped double clear to split the win. While in the 6 Year Olds, there were twenty-eight clear rounds.“We are delighted to be hosting the first leg of the ISH SJ Series in 2020,” said Frances O’Brien from Galway Equestrian Centre.  “We welcomed the new SJI Live system and it has worked extremely well for all competitors and it aided in the smooth and successful running of our show.“Mark Breen was on hand to help with any queries on using the new system and it all went really well. All riders were on time and the four supervised warm up areas helped in keeping with the Covid 19 restrictions.”The next leg takes place in Barnadown on 18th and 19th July. Full results, including breeding information, are detailed below.==5 year olds=1stMHS Sunday Girl (ISH) by CORNET OBOLENSKY out of LADY LIGUSTRA by CAVLIER ROYALE bred by Ita Brennan owned by Michael and John Brennan ridden by Gemma Phelan           =1stSVS Miss Zigali (ISH) by Kigali out of P.Zermie by Palfrenier bred and Owned by Brian Hutchinson ridden by Jason Foley=1stColui (ISH) by Luidam out of Vereedom G by Orame bred owned and ridden by Thomas O’Brien=1stChurchtown Quality Breeze (ISH) by O.B.O.S Quality 004 out of Awbeg LilyMilan bred by Noel Lynch owned by Sean Duggan ridden by Rhys Williams=1stCastleforbes Fedora     (ISH) by Cornet Obolenskyout of Lagoa des Malais by Germino d’Ellebred and owned by Lady Georgina Forbes ridden by Cian Goggins=1stLISSADELL (ISH) by Plot Blue out of WINTER CRUISE by CRUISING (ISH) (TIH) bred and owned by Dr. Noel Cawley and ridden by Ethen Ahearne=1stHSH Harper Du Seigneur (ISH) by Aganix Du Seigneur out of Covers Chip by Chippison (ISH) bred and owned by Hadley Sport Horses ridden by Sven Hadley=1stPremier Dreamer (ISH) by Balou Du Rouet out of Premier Hope by Hermes DE Reve bred by Dominic Rice owned by Francis Derwin and ridden by Francis Derwin (Jnr)        =1stHHS Calgary (ISH) by Luidam (KWPN) out of La Juanita by Don Juan De La Bouverie bred by Marion Hughes owned by Bravo Hughes Ltd ridden by Adam Carey=1stHHS Blue Moon (ISH) by Plot Blue out of HHS Daisy (ISH) by Ard VDL Douglas bred and owned by Marion Hughes ridden by Adam Carey=1stOughterard De Muze (ISH) by Pollux De Muze Z out of Oughterard Cruiser by Puissance bred by Gerard Lynch owned and ridden by David Williams=1stLuicruz (ISH) by Luidam out of All Cruz by Puissance bred by Sean Fahy owned and ridden by Adam Carey=1stGifted New Year (ISH) by Echo Bay out of New Year’s Sindy (ISH) by Taloubet VDL bred by Norman E Watt owned by Anne Torrens and ridden by Jennifer Torrens=1stCrossroads Quality Chip (ISH) by O.B.O.S. 004 out of CROSSROADS MISS CHIP owned by Edward Widger bred by Shane and Heather McCole and ridden by Edward Doyle=1stCurraghgraigue Quality Two   (ISH) by OBOS Quality 004 out of Curraghgraigue Zelda by Aldatus Z bred by Baden Powellowned by John Kearney and ridden by Jason Foley=1stCBI Bella Donna (ISH) by Zapatero VDL out of CSF Lulu by Luidam bred by Mr Aidan Carroll, owned by Kayleigh Soden and ridden by Vincent Byrne=1stLCC Lui Two      (ISH) by Luidam out of Wendoliene by Darco bred by Tom Taite, owned by Linda Courtney and ridden by      Annie Courtney-Cadam=1stHHS Good Times (ISH) by Sheikh IT out of Cheryl CH by Chameur bred and owned by Marion Hughes ridden by John McEntee=1stSubway Surf (ISH) by Corland out of Cendry Nouvolieu by Tresor De Cheux bred by Ronan Byrne owned by David Moran & Fionnuala Byrne and ridden by David Moran=1stMuze Abby Moyne        by Bamako de Muze out of Abby V Overis Z by Arko III bred by PJ Ryan, owned by GBBS Int LTD ridden by Ethen Ahearne==6 year olds=1stFernhill Check Your Pockets (ISH) Carol Gee By SIMBA out of CAVELLE by CAVALIER ROYALE bred by MR & MRS ALAN WHEELER owned by Carol Gee and ridden by Kate Derwin=1stEmerald Mystique (ISH) by Emerald Vant’ T Ruytershof out of Overruled by Cruising bred by Dr Noel Cawley owned by John Cawley and ridden by Ethen Ahearne=1stLisboy Mermus (ISH) by Mermus R out of Dianes Cruise Clover by Cruising (ISH) (TIH) bred by Sean Keevans owned by Joseph M Sharkey and ridden by Cora Sharkey=1stHERITAGE LVS VAN GOGH by VANCOUVER out of AGONDA by SILVERSTONE bred by             Ann Marie O’Gorman owned and ridden by Aoife Mc Cabe=1stCBI VICTORY (ISH) by VITTORIO out of CENITH M by DIAMANT DE SEMILLY bred by AIDAN CARROLL owned and ridden by Susan Fitzpatrick=1stCREEVYQUINN PEARL (ISH) Michael Condon by Cardento out of Fragonda by Corland  bred by Stephen and Elisha Reilly owned by Michael Condon and ridden by Jason Higgins=1stEcklands Helado (ISH) by Cobra out of Annaghmore Charisma by HHS BR Charlton bred by Eckland Sport Horses owned by Sandra Duffy and ridden by Brendan Murphy=1stFSS Outlaw (ISH) by Cardento out of Cimenta C by Orlando van de Heffinck bred, owned and ridden by Olive Clarke=1stHW True Blue (ISH) by Plot Blue out of Warrenstown Lass by Warrenstown You 2 bred and owned by Hilda Wall ridden by Maria Vozone=1stBeechfields Billy Barnwell (ISH) by Billy Mexico out of Billy Rock by Vechta bred by Donal Barnwell owned and ridden by Gemma Phelan=1stKinkeen Lough (ISH)  by Camillo VDL (KWPN) out of Rushlomelass (ISH) by Mohill Cavalier Clover bred and owned Thomas Murray ridden by Tadhg Mulligan=1stSVS Sensation (ISH)    by Emerald van’t Ruytershof out of Beauty van de Panneberg Hoeve by  Vincenzo bred by Brian Hutchinson owned by Seryna Van Kuelen and ridden by Paul Beecher=1stPoshes Legacy (ISH) by Dignified Van’t Zorgvliet BEWB out of Too Posh ISH bred by Ross Finnerty owned by Rory Finnerty and ridden by Mark Finnerty=1stBlackfield Gold (ISH) by Luidam out of Gold West by Goldmark bred by Cathal Loughnane owned by Noel Feeney and ridden by Raphael Jnr Lee=1stFlorida Springs (ISH) by Mermus R out of Rockville Star by Kings Master bred by Patrick Smith owned by Francis Derwin ridden by Francis Derwin (Jnr)=1stCSF BLUE LAGOON by ZIRROCCO BLUE VDL out of CSF FAIR EXCHANGE by FLIPPER D ELLE bred by PATRICK CONNOLLY owned by Susan Fitzpatrick and ridden by Taylor Cummins=1stGCS Ita (ISH) by OBOS quality out of MHSAttraction(ISH) by Numero Uno bred by Olivia Brennan owned by Tim Brennan and ridden by Ger O’Neill=1stBallybeg Loui (ISH) by Luidam out of Lady Breemeersen by Conquistador bred by Seamus Leahy owned by Geraldine Gallagher and ridden by Oisin Dillon=1stLisboy Emerald (ISH) by Emerald Vant Ruytershof out of Hollypark Lux Alright by Lux Z (HANN) bred by Michael Mc Donagh owned by Joseph M Sharkey and ridden by Cora Sharkey=1stBP Pocahontas (ISH) Elica Edgar by Emilion out of BP Hero by Pacino bred by Greg Broderick owned by Elica Edgar and ridden by Kevin Gallagher=1stAHG Whiterock De Muse Of Cruise (ISH) by Cardento out of Raheenwood Cruise by Cruising (ISH) (TIH) bred by Anne Gannon Clancy owned by Joseph M Sharkey and ridden by Cora Sharkey=1stCBS Adrenaline (ISH) by Cardento out of Mrs Quinn by Laughton’s Flight (ISH) bred and owned GBBS Int ltd and Liam Cleary ridden by Ethen Ahearne=1stJunior Kannan (ISH) by Castlelawn Captain Junior (ISH) (TIH) out of White Kannan by Kannan bred by John Lee owned by Gabriel Slattery and ridden by Raphael Jnr Lee=1stNext Episode (ISH) by Diamant De Semilly out of Calandra Z by Cobra bred by Alan Robertson owned by Gabriel Mullins and ridden by Raphael Jnr Lee=1stRiverview Candy Kid (ISH) by Silgo Candy Boy out of Millhollow Melissa by Crosstown DancerBred and owned by Michael O’Callaghan and Ronnie Kelly ridden by Ethen Ahearne=1stCastleforbes Elie (ISH) by Vivaldo van het Coastersveld out of Quibell by Quidam de revel bred and owned by Lady Georgina Forbes ridden by Cian Goggins=1stCarnlea Premier Balou (ISH) by Balou du Rouet out of Armagh by Cavalier Royale bred by Premier Sports Horses owned by The Ballydun Group c/o Edward Little and ridden by Edward Little==7 year olds1stHHS Vancouver (ISH) by Indoctro out of La Juanita bred and owned by Marion Hughes ridden by John McEntee2ndEMS Adelaide (ISH) by Mermus R out of Sante Cruise by Loch Cruise bred by Willie McElhinney owned by Daisy Duggan and ridden by Sean Monaghan3rdHSC Sunny Jim (ISH)by Pacino out of Sunblest by Conquistadorbred and owned by Mrs Sarah Heather Crawford and ridden by Edward Little4thKillaloan Cobra Carel     (ISH) by          Cobra out of Carrigeen Carel by Harlequin Du Carel bred by Owen Cooney     owned and ridden by Richard Hourigan5thGarryndruig Limoncello (ISH)  by Amaretto Darco out of Garryndruig Cruising Akademi by Cruising (ISH) (TIH) bred and owned by Geri McGeoghan-Santry ridden by Nikki Murphy6thZambia (ISH)        by Diamant De Semilly out of Sambia by Alba bred by Alan Robertson owned by Gabriel Mullins and ridden by Gemma Phelan.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email HHS Vancouver, ridden by John McEntee won the seven-year-old final at the first round of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Jumping Series at Galway Equestrian Centre on Sunday (5th July), jumping double clear in a time of 31.52 seconds.last_img read more

2014 Southland Outdoor Track & Field Championships Schedule

first_img 400-Meter Hurdles Pole Vault Combined Events: Running Events: Men Women 12:35 p.m. 110-Meter Hurdles Women Women 2:55 p.m. Women 800 Meters 3:20 p.m. Women Final Women Men 3:05 p.m. Final Men 800 Meters 6:30 p.m. Final 5:30 p.m. 200 Meters Men 4:30 p.m. Men 3:40 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:45 p.m. Long Jump 12:15 p.m. Final Men Final 3:10 p.m. 400-Meter Hurdles 4:00 p.m. Men 6:05 p.m. Women Final Men Prelims Field Events: 2:10 p.m. 400-Meter Hurdles Final High Jump Women 2:30 p.m. 10,000 Meters 3:00 p.m. Final Final High Jump Prelims Men Men Final 100-Meter Hurdles    Men 800 Meters Men 12:00 p.m. 12:30 a.m. Running Events: Discus 3:00 p.m. 4:40 p.m. Men Women Men 1,500 Meters  2:35 p.m. Javelin Pole Vault 4:05 p.m. Final Men Shot Put Final Final Final 1,500 Meters     Long Jump Men Sunday, May 11 4:00 p.m. Javelin 5:30 p.m. 400 Meters Prelims Women Javelin Final 100 Meters Men 8:45 p.m. 5,000 Meters Friday, May 9 Men 4×400-Meter Relay 3:45 p.m. 100 Meters Prelims Final Final Field Events: 800 Meters Men Women 100-Meter Hurdles Men    Women  400 Meters 5,000 Meters Long Jump Women 2:25 p.m. 7:10 p.m. Women Final Women 2:05 p.m. Final Men Final 6:20 p.m. Final Women 110-Meter Hurdles Men 800 Meters Final 2:35 p.m. Men Women 200 Meters Women Women Men 8:00 p.m. 2:45 p.m. Prelims 1,500 Meters Saturday, May 10 200 Meters 400 Meters Prelims 5:45 p.m. Final Final 7:40 p.m. Pole Vault Final 400-Meter Hurdles 3,000-Meter Steeple Women Women Prelims Prelims Women Discus Women Final 3:15 p.m. Men Final 100 Meters High Jump 400 Meters 5:30 p.m. Women Women Hammer Men 3:25 p.m. Men Final Men Women Triple Jump 100 Meters 3,000-Meter Steeple Shot Put 2:50 p.m. 3:35 p.m. 4×100-Meter Relay Prelims Final 4:10 p.m. High Jump Prelims Field Events: 2:15 p.m. Final 1:45 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 6:50 p.m. Final Women 5:30 p.m. 4×100-Meter Relay Final Final Women 2:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. Women Prelims Opening Ceremony Men Combined Events: Women 110-Meter Hurdles Prelims Hammer The 2014 Southland Conference Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held Friday through Sunday, May 9-11 at the Bill Stephens Track Complex in Conway, Ark. Here is the complete schedule of events: 1,500 Meters Men Men 2:00 p.m. Shot Put Women Men 100-Meter Hurdles 10:50 a.m. Final Men 3:00 p.m. Women 400 Meters       Women 2:40 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m. Final 10:00 a.m. Shot Put 4×400-Meter Relay 100 Meters Men Long Jump 200 Meters Final 5:00 p.m. 1,500 Meters Prelims Final 1:00 p.m. Javelin Men Final 200 Meters   Running Events: Discus 4:30 p.m. Men     4:30 p.m.    10,000 Meters Women Prelims Triple Jump Final Men Finallast_img read more

Inside the SATURDAY SIX Tsum Tsum Obsession

first_imgShare This!This week’s SATURDAY SIX takes a look at Tsum Tsums! Regular readers of our sister series – the Magic, the Memories and Merch! – know of our obsession with Tsum Tsums but may not realize exactly how deep it goes. Today we explain.FOR THE UNINITIATED: Like pretty much all things that are next level bonkers, the Tsum Tsum craze started in Japan. Wikipedia – a source synonymous with always being 100% correct – says the name Tsum Tsum is derived from the Japanese verb Tsumu, which means “to stack.” These adorable plush toys are cylinder in shape, and can be easily stacked on top of each other. Like many Disney collectibles, there are exclusive ones that can be much harder to obtain than others. Today we are going to go over some of our favorite Tsums, starting with..# 6 – Disney Cruise LineRecently I listened to a great podcast that debated the merits of Disney Cruise Line vs Royal Caribbean, with TouringPlans’ own stat nerd Fred Hazelton on the side of DCL. As a person who has sailed on both Disney and Royal Caribbean ships, I think both are absolutely incredible experiences, each having some pros and cons.For ME, where Disney Cruise Line blows Royal Caribbean out of the water – pardon the pun – is in character experiences, Castaway Cay, and merchandise. In fact, the DCL ships have pound for pound the best selection of quality Disney merchandise anywhere. One of the items they have are DCL Tsum Tsums that you can only get on the the ships: Mickey and Minnie Mouse in their sailing outfits, along with a greatly themed pirate Stitch.Minnie, Stitch, and Mickey.Side View.# 5 – City SeriesThere are some Tsum Tsums that are only available in Disney Stores in specific cities around the world. It can be bit confusing for the average collector, because they also have “City Specific” Tsums that you can also order online at DisneyStore.com. For example, in the pictures below you’ll see two boxes of Mickey and Minnie Tsums representing Chicago and New York. The boxes you can get both at traditional Disney Stores in Chicago and New York, but you can also order online. However, the “I Love NY” Mickey and Minnie as the Statue of Liberty can only be bought in New York City. Sounds reasonable right? Of course not, which is why deep down every true Tsum Tsum collector is absolutely, certifiably 100% insane.Chicago and New York.The Chicago Set has Mickey themed to a hot dog (definitely with no ketchup) and Minnie as a deep dish pizza (like you could make this stuff up.) As for the New York box set, Mickey is literally a “big apple,” while Minnie is wearing her “I Love NY” shirt.Chicago and New York.Look how great the overall theming is. The boxes themselves are themed to a elevated subway car for Chicago and a city cab for New York.Chicago and New York.Living in Florida, I was able to get a hold of the NY Tsums thanks to Mannhatanites Len Testa and Laurel Stewart. For Chicago, a dedicated SAT SIX reader reached out to me. So now we just need readers in: Hawaii, Los Angeles, Canada, Ireland, Italy, London, Mexico, Paris, and Spain. If you live in Minnesota, we good.# 4 – Tsum Tsum Subscription BoxIn my lifetime there has been several cases of “found money” in areas that just didn’t exist before. When I was growing up, everyone had a reasonable phone bill, with the only out of the ordinary charges being “collect calls” and “1-900 numbers.” (I have a long story to tell one day where my parents received a large phone bill and were about to kill me thinking I had repeatedly called an “adult hotline.” They called the number and found out it was a Spider-man play-by-phone game that was advertised in Marvel comic books at the time. They may have been actually been more embarrassed for me finding out it was that.) Anyhoo, now families regularly have $100 monthly phone bills for each family member.Subscription boxes are another phenomenon that seemingly appeared out of nowhere. You name the product, and someone out there is making a subscription box for it. Disney has put out several types of subscription boxes over the years, including a mysterious one for The Haunted Mansion that seemed like it was made by the creators of the TV show LOST.The Tsum Tsum Subscription Box service has changed over the past two years. At first, each month a box would come featuring two exclusive Tsum Tsums, one large, and one mini. More recently the offerings have included three mini Tsums OR a set of six EVEN SMALLER TSUMS, which are called “micro” size.Dumbo, Finding Dory, and Aristocats.Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, Lady & the Tramp.I use the Tsum Tsum boxes as part of the Nuclear Meltdown Protocol. If – or should I say when – the kiddos start to lose their minds for whatever reason, I pull out a subscription box to open and all of sudden everything is ok again.Burrito (with Gauchito), Pumbaa (with Timon in “dress in drag and do the hula), Stitch (with Experiment 626) and Beast (with Belle.)One of my all time favorite Tsum Tsums came from the Subscription service, and it is this Ralph and Felix that came in a plush arcade cabinet.Wreck-It Ralph and Felix.Wreck-It Ralph.As you can seen below, the more recent Tsum Tsum “boxes” have been character sets. They come with a card identifying who they are. Here is the Princess and the Frog set along with a Dr. Facilier I got at the Disney Outlet Store.Princess and the Frog.The next set comes from the bonkers Disney short Runaway Brain. A cult classic, this Academy Award nominated short has spawned several pieces of merchandise you’ll almost never see inside a Disney-run store.Runaway Brain Tsums in front of a Runaway Brain vinyl figure.Runaway Brain Tsums.If I had my druthers, we would only have the mini sized Tsums in our collection, but here are some of the micro sized ones that came in subscription boxes.Mulan.Oliver and Company.Oliver and Company.# 3 – Disney ParksWhen it comes to “every day Tsums,” the vast majority of my collection comes from the Disney Outlet Stores. Once you start paying 99 cents (and often with a BOGO or Buy Two Get One Free deal) its hard to go back to the standard retail price of $5.95. However, there are certain Tsums that get released that I purchase at full price because I don’t want to risk them NOT making it to the Outlet. Almost all of these full price purchases are for Disney Park Tsums.I’m a sucker for just about anything Tower of Terror related, so when I saw Goofy and Peg Leg Pete in ToT bell hop uniforms, I knew I was going to buy them.Tower of Terror Tsums. There’s also a Donald and Daisy in the set but I liked the “old timey” Minnie and Mickey more..These Haunted Mansion Tsums actually made it to the Outlet.Haunted Mansion.Splash Mountain is one of our family’s favorite attractions, so getting Brer Bear, Brer Fox and Brer Rabbit was a no-brainer. Brer Possum and the Buzzard were Outlet finds.Splash Mountain.These Adventureland Tsums made it to the Outlet, but I bought the Little Orange Bird full price the day it came out because, c’mon, it’s the Little Orange Bird. I would probably consider the Enchanted Tiki Room one of my personal six favorite WDW attractions, and possibly the Jungle Cruise as well, so this set was a home run for me.Adventureland Tsums including Jungle Cruise Skipper and Rhino, Orange Bird, and Tiki Birds with Tiki God.Here’s the Pirates of the Caribbean Tsums with another one of my Top 6 All Timers, the Jailer Dog.Pirates of the Caribbean.Some of the selections from the Fantasyland set, including a hideous looking Tea Cup, a character from its a small world, a carrousel horse, and MR. TOAD.Fnatasyland.This set was first released in the Bonjour! Village Gifts shop in New Fantasyland next to Gaston’s Tavern. It’s the Beauty & the Beast Human Again set. The carrying case is the footstool that the dog turns into thanks to the curse. Inside are the “human” versions of all the major characters, including the dog.Beauty & the Beast.Beauty & the Beast.Lumiere, Cogsworth, and Babette the French Maid.Belle, Prince Adam, and Chip.# 2 – Camping TsumsAs a person growing up seeing the Junior Woodchucks on the Disney Afternoon, there was no way I wasn’t getting this incredible camping set. Not only did it have a tent, but each of the characters was wearing an themed outfit AND came with mini sleeping bags. Chip is dressed like s’more, Pluto as if a bear is eating him, Goofy as a lumberjack, and Dale as a Junior Woodchuck/boy scout.Camping set.Camping Set.Awwwwww.TIME TO GO TO FORT WILDERNESS!!1-10 on the CUTENESS SCALE? 1,000,000# 1 – International ParksAs many Tsum Tsums that we have over here in America (spoiler alert: WAY TOO MANY) they have much more over at the Asia parks. The ones I was interested in the most were found in Hong Kong Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland. These were Albert, from the Mystic Manor attraction, and Duffy the Bear’s friends Shellie May and Gelatoni. Getting these only came from shamelessly begging world travelers like TouringPlans’ own Daisy Lauren and Julia Mascardo. Abstract concepts like “pride” and “dignity” are fine and all that, but I’ll take these Tsums thank you very much.Albert, Shellie May, and Gelatoni.HONORABLE MENTION: Christmas TsumsWe are a Christmas family, and the month of December is filled with non-stop Christmas movies and decorations. There have been many holiday themed Tsums released over the years, including a set based Mickey’s A Christmas Carol and giant advent calendars. While 1-800-GOT-JUNK may disagree, you can never have too many Christmas Themed Tsum Tsums.Christmas.Oswald and Baymax.Pascal, Simba, and Figaro the cat.The dalmatian is eating a gingerbread man!!!!AND THE REST…Marvel.Star Wars.Love some of the details on the Star Wars Tsums including Grand Moff Tarkin’s ranking, Anakin Skywalker’s rat tail, and Mace Windu’s purple lightsaber.Toy Story.Linguini was at the Disney Outlet Stores, but I had to get Remy as Ratatouille one of my favorite Pixar films. The scene with Bing Bong in Inside Out also one of my emotional faves.Big Hero Six.Had to get these Tangled and Frozen Tsums for the princess in our family.Cinderella.The Classics including Stitch, Pink Stitch, Duffy the Bear, Dumbo, Mickey and Donald Duck.Dumbo carrying case.Dumbo set.Snow White village.Snow White and the seven dwarfs. These were in micro size, but it was on sale.IT NEVER ENDS.There are still plenty more Tsums in our collection not pictured, such as characters from Zootopia, 101 Dalmatians, and others simply because I can’t find them. They may be lost to The Hoard. For more info on Tsum Tsums I would recommend the comprehensive website Tsum Tsum Central and the @DisneyTsum account on Twitter for day-to-day updates on what is happening in the Tsum Universe worldwide.So there you have it: Inside the SATURDAY SIX TSUM TSUM OBSESSION! See you next weekend for the latest installment of the SATURDAY SIX, where we’ll look at something fun from the world of Disney and Universal. If you enjoyed yourself, be sure to check out The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! articles, or, for your listening pleasure, check out the E-Ticket Report podcast. You can also follow Your Humble Author on Twitter (@derekburgan).If you enjoyed this article, you will surely like the following:The Six BEST Souvenirs at Walt Disney WorldThe Best RESORT SPECIFIC Merchandise at WDWThe Six Most Unusual Souvenirs in EPCOT’s World Showcase6 Great Souvenirs from the Universal Orlando Resort6 Pieces of Disney Merchandise That Don’t Exists (But Totally Should)Disney Merchandise We Really Want to See!Special Thanks to our spirit animal Brandon Glover, Minnesota’s second favorite son @Dizwire, crazy cat lady – and our Fearless Leader – Laurel Stewart, and blogger to the stars Megan Stump for their invaluable assistance with this article. Be sure to also check out Brandon on The Park Blogger podcast with goofballs co-hosts Aengus Mackenzie and LitemAndHyde , while fellow Potterheads may enjoy Meg’s work on the Central Florida Slug Club.FINAL PLUG! Did you know The 2018 Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando has a special edition of the SATURDAY SIX in it? 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