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Banfi celebrates BelnerO Wine Launch

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Banfi celebrated the launch of BelnerO, the property’s first new wine in a decade, with a lavish lunch at San Francisco’s Luce restaurant. Pictured, left to right, are Cristina Mariani-May from Banfi, Liza Zimmerman from Cheers, Filippo di Belardino from Banfi and Marion Minor from M2Media360.

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Southern Heat

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The tequila business is booming for operators as increasing guest sophistication, new offerings and innovative marketing take the spirit up-market.

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The Art of Sports

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Seattle’s Spitfire sports bar goes beyond athletics by cultivating a contemplative crowd and offering wine and politics, too.

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Disney Embraces Screw-caps

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A new fine dining venue makes the first foray into the world of all-screw-cap wines.

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Cheers editor on Wine Library TV

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Cheers editor Liza Zimmerman discusses wine enclosures and other topics with Wine Library host Gary Vaynerchuk.

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Free-Spirited

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Sharp, clean flavors are upping interest in alcohol-free beverages.

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An International Affair

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Operators tap growing interest in imported light and craft beers.

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Mixed Bag

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Imported beer shrinks as a category as leaders Corona and Heineken have a rough year.

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2009 Growth Brands

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The fastest-selling spirits and wine brands in the U.S.

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Contemporary Cognac

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The venerable French spirit finds new fans when included in innovative and traditional cocktails.
The cocktail revolution has left its mark all over the spirits business. The resurgence of gin and the reawakening to rye are only two of the most obvious examples of what contemporary mixology trends can do for a spirit.