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2013 Cheers Beverage Excellence Award Winners

The 2013 Cheers Beverage Excellence Awards recognize the on-premise beverage alcohol industry’s leaders in chain and multi-concept operations. The winners were chosen by a panel of beverage professionals and members of the Cheers editorial team. The entries are judged on the beverage program’s originality and its impact on overall profitability, as well as the marketing and training that support the initiative. The Awards were presented by Cheers publisher Charles Forman and editor Melissa Dowling at the Cheers Beverage Conference in Dallas Feb. 12-13. Congratulations to all the winners! To see each winner accepting their award, click here.


Chain Operation Winners:

Best Overall Beverage Program: Hard Rock Cafe

Best Drink Program: Omni Hotels & Resorts

Best Spirits Program: Celebrity Cruises

Best Wine Program: Sheraton Hotels & Resorts

Best Beer Program: Ruby Tuesday

Best Hotel Beverage Program: J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country

Best Signature Drink Program: Tavistock Restaurants

Best Beverage Merchandising Program: Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Best Staff Training Program: Marriott International

Best Bar-Kitchen Synergy: InterContinental Hotels Group

Best Adult Alcohol-Free Program: Red Lion Hotels Corp.


Individual Awards:

Raising the Bar Award: Kip Snider, Director of Beverage at Yard House Restaurants

Beverage Industry Innovators of the Year: Tippling Bros.

For more information about the Beverage Excellence Awards, email Cheers editor Melissa Dowling at







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