Earlier this evening Adam "BA" Howell linked me to a nifty little site called Cork'd (also linked on SimpleBits and Kottke). It facilitates the reviewing and sharing of wines or as Kottke puts it, "It's a little like Flickr or del.icio.us for wine."
As anyone who has ever been to the Total Wine super store knows, the selection of wine is often confusing and difficult. This also holds true for beer. In fact, my first thought when landing on corkd.com was that there's a similar service called Ratebeer doing, essentially, the same thing--for, you guessed it, beer. So I decide to go visit Ratebeer.com and see if there's anything new and interesting in the beer world. There isn't. However, to my surprise I noticed there is a striking similarity between the Cork'd and Ratebeer logos!
Maybe "striking" is a bit much, but both sites are definitely using the exact same font.
Logically I hypothesized that Ratebeer and Cork'd are owned by the same person who is simply trying to build a coordinated set of brands. Though not a sure-fire method of determining ownership, I looked up the registrant information and found that Corkd is owned by Dan Cederholm (of SimpleBits fame) while Ratebeer is owned by Joe Tucker (of, uhh, Ratebeer fame). Perhaps Dan and Joe are in cahoots on Cork'd, but I couldn't find any evidence to support that.
I'm not trying to call Dan Cederholm out--
it's Triplex is a nice font and coincidences happen--but it's just kinda funny that two seperate sites (that both rate the quality of alcohol) have such similar logos.