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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.