Know your New Year’s booze with Buze Magazine

Sections: iDevice Apps, iPad, iPad mini, iPhone/iPod touch/iPad

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Buze MagazinePersonally, I’m not much of a drinker. I know maybe five drinks by name, but couldn’t tell you what’s in what. If I’m pressed for the perfect drink for a certain situation, I’ll text Appletell assistant editor Bill Stiteler, because the guy’s smart that way. If you don’t have a Bill Stiteler of your own handy this New Year’s Eve (and beyond), you may want to check out Buze Magazine’s debut issue, now available on the iPad and iPad mini.

Buze Magazine is the world’s first all drinks, fully interactive publication, focusing on the global craft beer, artisanal spirits, mixology and foodie movements. Combined, these create an enhanced drinks lifestyle that embraces natural, organic and eco-friendly elements while producing a dizzying array of amazing drinks to accompany your most memorable moments. Learn about the hard work and complex science behind the creation of the beverages, as well as the events, meals and occasions when we enjoy them.

The publication boasts an international roster of award-winning drinks writers like Stephen Beaumont, Ridley + Harrison, Melissa Cole, Davin de Kergommaux, Des de Moor, Nicholas Gilman, Craig Pinhey and Mirella Amato, as well as exciting new talent, to provide consistently entertaining and compelling editorial content. The fully interactive aspect allows the publication to further immerse the reader/viewer into a visual and audio experience that simply cannot be attained by ink on paper.

Buze Magazine’s enhanced elements include:

  • On-page videos
  • Fade up text boxes
  • Popup sidebars
  • Music and audio accompaniment to editorial pages (and ads)
  • Foto galleries and slide shows
  • Hyperlinks to related content websites, blogs, etc.
  • Stunning visuals via Apple’s amazing Retina screen technology

Buze Magazine uses Adobe’s Digtal Publishing Suite, for their digital issues, allowing for customization of its interactive options in order to best utilize the iPad and tablet formats. The issues require an iPad running iOS 4.3 or later and 9.1MB of storage space.

Buze Magazine is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. The December/January issue will run you $3.99, while a year’s subscription is $19.99. A free preview is available.

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