Captain Charlie Barr at the wheel of the ninety-foot sloop Columbia during the 1899 America's Cup races.
- Photograph by Hope Iselin, From Yachting's Golden Age, 1880-1905
Thomas Lipton, Pioneer of Sports Advertising
Upon failing to wrest America's Cup
from the New York Yacht Club
in 1899, Sir Thomas Lipton returned to London with renewed enthusiasm for his pursuit.
Not accustomed to failure, Lipton was determined to succeed on a retry and he pulled no punches.
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New Teas and Our Summer Hours
When Upton Tea Imports
was founded in 1989, the U.S. loose leaf tea market was just beginning to show signs of life. Our first newsletter listed only 25 loose teas, including three Darjeeling teas, one from Assam, six from China, four Ceylons, and a few flavored teas. It's interesting to note that ...
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