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Amanda Baltazar

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Amanda Baltazar

Amanda Baltazar is a Washington State-based freelance writer who’s been writing about food and beverage since 1996. Read her work online at www.chaterink.com.


Strong Sales for Sangria Article
Strong Sales for Sangria   July 29, 2014
By: Amanda Baltazar

Bartenders are now experimenting with this beverage and adapting it from its traditional base of red Bordeaux wine, chopped fruits and sometimes a small amount of brandy.

Minus5  Frozen Cocktails Article
Frozen Fun For Summer    July 1, 2014
By: Amanda Baltazar

As the weather gets warmer all thoughts are turning more to frozen beverages for bar and nightclub operators. Rolling out frozen drinks, both classic and updated, using top of the line equipment and products is a must.

upsell drinks Article
5 Tips to Sell More Drinks   June 2, 2014
By: Amanda Baltazar

Your bar or nightclub may be falling short in selling additional drinks and at a higher price point, which means loss of revenue and loss of tips.

Wine Systems Article
How to Keep Wine Fresh   May 20, 2014
By: Amanda Baltazar

There is no excuses for giving a customer a wine that’s past its prime. These days there are several options for bars and nightclubs to keep their vino fresh.

time off / vacation Article
Preparing Staff for Your Absence    May 20, 2014
By: Amanda Baltazar

There are many advantages to getting away but how do you get your staff and venue ready for your absence? And how much do you keep in touch once you’re gone?

Beer in Correct Glasses Blog
Serve Better Beer   April 22, 2014
By: Amanda Baltazar

The way you serve and present your brews can make a difference to how much customers enjoy them...

Ice in Cocktails Article
Cooler then Cold - Ice Does More these Days   March 10, 2014
By: Amanda Baltazar

Having a drink that transforms as you consume it sounds like either hoopla from a circus or a beverage from the future.

Wine on Tap Article
Tapping Into Wine   January 28, 2014
By: Amanda Baltazar

Kegged vino is catching on across the country, and bars are helping dispel negative perceptions

New Years Resolutions Article
New Year, New Plans, New Resolutions   December 31, 2013
By: Amanda Baltazar

The New Year is here and we all have good intentions. Many bar and nightclub operators also make resolutions—to make their business stronger, to keep their employees happier, and to delight their customers.

Dessert Cocktail Article
A Sweet Finish   December 16, 2013
By: Amanda Baltazar

As consumers’ concerns turn more towards their waistlines and operators think more of their bottom lines, there’s a product offering that fits both needs: dessert cocktails.



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