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Easy Earth Day Cocktails

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Okay, some of them aren’t that easy–you may have to make (or buy) a shrub or an oleo saccharum. But with fresh, herbal and citrus flavors, …

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Jon Taffer On Why Bars Fail

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Bar Rescue host Jon Taffer wants you to know that his television show is the real deal. The Paramount network program has no script, he told …

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A Sea-worthy Beverage Revamp

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2019 Cheers BevX Award Winners Best Multi-Concept Hospitality Beverage Program: Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Cruise Line operates nearly 180 bars and lounges throughout its fleet of …

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What is a Craft Spirit in 2019?

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That the term “craft” has lost its meaning is nothing new. For years now the word has come to mean a broad swatch of things. Both …

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Why The Melting Pot is “Best in Glass”

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2019 Cheers BevX Award Winners Best Overall Beverage Program: The Melting Pot As a fondue restaurant concept founded more than 40 years ago, The Melting Pot …

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Beverage Trends For 2019

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New Year, new predictions for the beverage industry. The “trendologists” at AF & Co., a hospitality- and restaurant-consulting firm based in San Francisco, have put together …

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Creating Dynamic Drink Menus

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It’s not enough these days for bars and restaurants to list a few drink options on a laminated menu and call it a day. Just as …

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Revisiting Bulgarian Wine

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The wines of Bulgaria have long been defined by big, bold reds, both traditional varietals such as cabernet sauvignon and merlot, as well as indigenous grapes …

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Three Eco-Friendly Trends at Bars and Restaurants

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The movement toward sustainability behind the bar is heating up. From ditching plastic straws and stirrers to creating low-waste cocktails and sourcing earth-friendlier ingredients and brands, …

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Empower Your Staff With Proper Training

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Most bars and restaurants have figured out how to make money in hospitality: by selling goods and services. But too few understand when they make their …