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Restaurant Trends

Restaurant Trends

The Future of Ready-to-Drink Cocktails

The ready-to-drink beverage category (RTD) has seen insane growth the past couple years. That's mostly thanks to the explosive sales of hard seltzer propelling the drink category..

Wine Knowledge, Restaurant Trends

Exciting Wine Trends for 2022 [With Data]

The wine world is like the universe, vast and ever expanding. Its rich history is fascinating and the modern wine world is innovative and engaged in making the world a more..

Restaurant Trends

How will people drink cocktails in 2022?

The leaves are falling and temperatures are dropping; a sign this year is rapidly coming to a close. States emerged out of their quarantine - we were able to take off our masks,..

Restaurant Trends

Where is Beer Going in 2022? [With Data]

What trends are in store for beer in 2022?  Let's take a look at some of the larger shifts happening in the beer market and see how those trends are showing up in restaurants and..

Wine Knowledge, Restaurant Trends

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,..

Restaurant Trends

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 going..

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, our..

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 cocktails..

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