Is George Clooney the Coolest Guy in the Beverage World?
The Daily Meal announced their list of the Coolest People in Food and Drink today, and amongst the best in beverage was none other than the Silver Fox, George Clooney.
Clooney was mixed in with a real group of heavy hitters, including the likes of renowned Oregon-based bar manager Jeffrey Morgenthaler, who the Tasting Kitchen's Justin Pike used to work with back at Clyde Common, cocktail historian and author David Wondrich, and chem geek David Arnold of Booker and Dax, who's been known to use centrifuges and hot pokers to create cocktails.
So where does Clooney fit in here? Well, he slings tequila. And shills for Nespresso. Says the Daily Meal:
After vacationing in Mexico for years with his similarly chiseled friends, Clooney teamed up with Cindy Crawford’s husband Rande Gerber to bottle up Casamigos tequila. And while other celebrities (ahem Drew Barrymore) might put their name on something boozy and disappear, Clooney has manned up and made appearances at Casamigos events and in spot ads, making us feel like he actually drinks his own tequila. He did, after all, cheekily allow himself to be filmed in bed with Gerber for an ad. He’s also the face of Nespresso overseas, making even a shot of espresso tall, dark, and handsome. But you know, when you’re a silver fox, you can sell us anything and we’ll drink it.
We can't argue with that. Throwing back a tipple with Clooney would indeed be epic. But having him be the only representative from Los Angeles making the cut is kind of an embarrassment, and an oversight.