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7 Tips to Teach Your Staff About Wine

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Do your servers lack confidence in their wine knowledge? If so, they may be reluctant to even ask guests if they’d like a wine with dinner, …

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Cheers Q&A: Priscilla Young, beverage director, Travelle Kitchen + Bar in Chicago

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Chicago’s Travelle Kitchen + Bar in The Langham hotel in December launched a “Stay in, Stay Warm, Drink Hot” menu. These beverages, which are individually hand-brewed …

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All Systems Go: Point-of-sale technology update

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Advances in point-of-sale technology have made the systems easier to use and less expensive to implement. Tablets in particular are helping bars and restaurants streamline their …

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NRA15: Why Buffalo Wild Wings is Big on Beverages

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Given that 75% of its beverage sales are beer, it’s not surprise that many people view Buffalo Wild Wings as a beer destination. As CEO Sally …

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Raising the Right Beer Glass

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What’s in your glass? If it’s draft beer, chances are you’re holding a shaker pint. Most people know the shaker pint as an affordable conveyance for …

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NCB Show: Tips From The “Bar Rescue” Experts

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The folks at Bar Rescue have seen it all in rehabbing the failing bars featured on the Spike network series. Several beverage experts that have been …

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Quiz Show: Boosting Business With Trivia Nights

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Few bars or pubs can afford slow business days during the week. So how can they consistently attract customers? Many businesses have found that trivia nights …

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The Pleasure Principle: Beverage Trends For 2015

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Instant gratification, education and participation will be recurrent themes throughout restaurants and hotels in the coming year. The economic upturn in 2014, coupled with the desire …

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I Want Brandy!

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Kicking back with a brandy seems like an old fashioned way to imbibe. But brandy, Cognac and Armagnac appeal to a variety of spirits aficionados, and the cocktail world still relies heavily on distilled-wine spirits.

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Take Your Best Shot

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Whether it’s a knot of businessmen knocking back tequila, birthday celebrators pounding Jagermeister or wandering bartenders buying rounds of Fernet Branca or Jameson for their pals, the downing of shots remains a nightly ritual.  Shots have grown up a bit, however.