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Restaurant Wine Trends to Watch in 2021

This past year has been a trying one for the wine industry. In California, wine makers were again besieged and burnt by a terrible wildfire season in California. And of course,..

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Exciting Cocktail Trends for 2021

Can you believe it’s going to be 2021 in less than two months? I can’t believe it either. It seems like just yesterday we were ringing in 2020, excited for a year that was..

Restaurant Trends

To-Go Cocktail Trends: How the Industry Is Getting Creative

When you order a drink at a bar, you probably have a pretty good idea of what glassware it's going to be served in. 


We're used to seeing our martinis in delicate stemware,..

Restaurant Trends

The Best Beer and Food Pairings for Your Menu

Everyone remembers the first time they had a beer (well, you might remember, depending on how much you had).


Whether it was in a basement at a college party, or on the back..

Restaurant Trends

How Bottled Cocktails Will Help Your Bar Get Through 2020

Batched cocktails are nothing new, but with the given circumstances of COVID-19, their convenience and ingenuity are integral to the survival of restaurants.With to-go..

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