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Jun 4, 2013
How to upgrade your wine list, on the cheap
A wine competition in L.A. uncovers dozens of wine options available at price points restaurants operators will love....
May 29, 2013
Fake premium spirits scam may create more fallout
Will consumers still trade up to higher-end liquor brands after New Jersey’s “Operation Swill” found some restaurants rip off call drink customers?...
May 23, 2013
Pours, presentation key with craft beers
An NRA Show expert panel considered the nuances of this growing category....
May 16, 2013
New blood alcohol content proposal draws sober response
A move to lower the legal threshold for drunk driving from 0.08 to 0.05 could be a revenue killer for restaurants that serve alcohol....
May 15, 2013
Raise your glass: Time to charge more for beer
From PBR to $150-a-bottle Samuel Adams Utopias, the price restaurants get for every kind of beer they serve is going up....
May 6, 2013
Master Mixologist: Joaquín Simó
Simó says his goal has always been to be an exceptional host who creates beautiful drinks in a wonderful environment....
Apr 17, 2013
7 wine trends for 2013
A survey of wine industry pros points out key strategies that can kick any operator’s wine program into high gear....
Apr 16, 2013
Tequila takes off
Consumer interest in premium and artisanal tequilas spurts creative cocktail ideas....
Apr 15, 2013
Max out your drink business on Cinco de Mayo
Craft is king in the cocktail world, but speed matters plenty on high-volume drinking days like Cinco de Mayo....
Apr 9, 2013
The best tippers: Tipplers
An analysis of customer tipping behavior reinforces the benefits of an aggressive bar program for restaurant owners and employees....
Mar 28, 2013
Stirring competition set for NRA Show
'Star of the Bar' title up for grabs...
Mar 18, 2013
Beer and whiskey devotees targeted in tastings
Whiskey and beer tastings are more common as consumer demand expands....
Mar 4, 2013
Timing is everything for special wine dinners
There’s no such thing a perfect restaurant promotion, but a Del Frisco’s wine dinner comes close....
Feb 26, 2013
Beef, brown spirits beat out latest trends
Somebody forgot to tell restaurant patrons they should embrace the latest supercool trends in food and drink. According to POS data, they’re sticking with brown spirits and beef instead....
Feb 14, 2013
How about some shake with that bourbon?
Adding booze to a milkshake is an emerging drink trend your accountant will love....
Jan 23, 2013
Craft beer: The 'it' beverage
This small but fast-growing segment appeals to younger consumers....
Jan 22, 2013
2013 restaurant wine price forecast: Stability
U.S. wine producers want to boost per-bottle prices this year. Not going to happen, their banker says....
Jan 8, 2013
Trends in a glass: Classic cocktails reinvented
Consider three recipes to help liven up your establishment's post-holiday cocktail experience....
Jan 3, 2013
Mighty whiskey: Brown spirits are golden
Our cocktail landscape is changing—shifting from neutral white spirits such as vodka to more robust drinks featuring brown spirits....
Dec 20, 2012
How to boost your wine-by-the-glass program
New data suggests best practices for a lucrative beverage category....
Dec 18, 2012
Sweeter wines, deeper beer lists on tap for 2013
Technomic top 10 trends outlook for adult beverages reflects surveys and sales patterns....
Dec 12, 2012
Craft beer: Why the future is now
New POS data confirms the craft beer category is on a tear....
Dec 10, 2012
Pour it on: Bars to star next year
There’s price inflation at the bar but not much price resistance to it from customers....
Nov 29, 2012
SoBou: Love at first sip
The idea behind SoBou: Cash in on the lucrative craft cocktail craze and expand the company’s footprint into the tourist-heavy French Quarter....
Nov 26, 2012
Seasonal sips with a holiday twist
Consider these promotable drink ideas to offer a flavor of the season....
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