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Alissa Ponchione

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Alissa Ponchione

Alissa Ponchione is a contributing editor for Nightclub & Bar Media Group, writing feature articles as well as the Promo Power e-newsletter. She is a recent graduate of American University with a master's degree in literature; she also graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where she majored in magazine journalism. Alissa's magazine experience has included work at AARP The Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine and Southeast Ohio.


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Clear Spirit Creations   June 8, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione

Vodka’s versatility can transform any beverage from a mundane mixed drink to a signature cocktail. Patrons like it for its simple, pure taste, and bartenders like it for it’s malleability.

La Perla Cocktail Article
Drink Recipes: Summer Cocktails   June 2, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione

There is no better way to usher in summer than with a refreshing cocktail. Helping your guests cool down and cool off with some of these thirst-quenching summertime cocktails can heat up your bottom line.

Wine Glasses Article
Spotlight: Wine Training Critical to Success   June 1, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione

Wine training is an integral part in boosting revenue. We went out to some chains succeeding with wine to find some surefire wine-training tactics to help increase wine sales.

Liquid pool las vegas Article
New on the Scene: May 26, 2010   May 26, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione

Pittsburgh Blue's patio in Minneapolis, Liquid pool lounge in Las Vegas, L.A. Market's three bars, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill in Foxborough, Mass., and Sugarcane raw bar grill in Miami.

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Las Vegas State of Mind   May 13, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione

PURE Management Group is partnering with Live Nation to bring the nightclub experience to the iconic Irving Plaza in New York City with Chaos on Tuesdays and Saturdays, beginning May 18.

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Celebrating American Craft Beer Week    May 12, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione

During the week of May 17-23, craft and home brewers, beer distributors, ale aficionados and the U.S. Congress will celebrate American Craft Beer Week across the country.

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Get Blended    May 10, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione

Bartenders don’t have to rely on Margaritas or Piña Coladas to keep their guests happy. Try some of these blended cocktail alternatives that offer a clever way to keep cool.

Media Bar + Grill Hilton Anatole Article
New on the Scene: May 5, 2010   May 5, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione

Information on new bar openings: NYC's 200 and The Kimberly Hotel rooftop lounge, Basho in Boston, Russell House Tavern in Cambridge, Mass., Tiger Beverly Hills and Media Grill + Bar near Dallas.

VIBE Vista Awards Article
VIBE Vista Awards Honor Responsible Alcohol Service   May 3, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione

Hooters and Royal Caribbean International took home the VIBE Vista Responsible Alcohol Service Awards. Congratulations to each for outstanding commitment to responsibility!

Snooki and Mike Esterman Article
Reality Stars and the Clubs that Love Them   April 29, 2010
By: Alissa Ponchione

Booking reality show stars is a trend that continues to grow, proving to be a lucrative money-making endeavor not only for the stars but also for nightclub promoters, booking agents and owners.



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