Wine
Wine Article
Capitalize on Wine   September 4, 2012

Wine outpaced both spirits and beer in 2011, growing 4.6% in volume and accounted for 10.5% of total adult beverage sales, according to our WineTAB report. As we continually monitor more than 1,500 brands, we see that wine is on track for another “very good year” in 2012. More>>

Manhattan Article
New Classy Cocktails Crafted with Fortified Wines   August 14, 2012

The secret to the Manhattan’s enduring popularity can be largely attributed to the natural affinity between spirits and fortified wines. These wines—venerable products such as sherry, port, vermouth and Madeira—are imbued with tremendous flavors and lavishly textured bodies, making them...More>>

Sangria Article
Super Summer Sippers   May 11, 2012

When the mercury rises, bar guests crave refreshment — and wine-based drinks deftly fit the bill. Whether it’s used in an icy, fruit-filled pitcher of Sangria, a fun bubbly cocktail or a modern, well-crafted take on a cooler or spritzer, wine can be just divine in the summertime.More>>

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Refreshing Sangria Recipes to Beat the Heat   May 11, 2012

Beating the heat has never been easier! Before grabbing the shaker this summer, head for the wine rack. Check out these refreshing sangria and wine-based cocktail recipes!More>>

Wine Article
Chain Beverage Buzz: Jan. 9, 2012   January 2, 2012

The largest self-service wine system sets sail on a Royal Caribbean International vessel, Coors outranks other leading brews in a blind taste test and Champagne sales appear to be bubbling up. More>>

Kelly Maygarics Article
Practice Makes Pour-fect   December 5, 2011

There is no shortage of techniques used in pursuit of the perfect wine pour. I polled wine professionals and consumers to get their takes on best practices that are cost effective to operators and palatable to customers.More>>

Portland Article
Value Priced Drinks and Happy Fish   November 23, 2011

Restaurants Unlimited focuses on sustainable fish and wallet-friendly drink pricing at its latest concept, Portland Seafood Company. More>>

VIBE Article
VIBE Sponsors to Shine   November 23, 2011

The roster of spirits, wine, beer and allied companies sponsoring the 2012 VIBE Conference is growing fast and shows the commitment these companies have to their chain and hotel partners. More>>

Donna Hood Crecca Article
Supplier Landscape Shifts Ahead?    November 21, 2011

Two major players assert their intentions to dominate the global spirits and wine business, and a third company faces unique opportunities. What does this mean for chain beverage operators? More>>

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Winning Wine Dinners   October 31, 2011

Two wine dinners — one at Ruth's Chris Steak House featuring Antinori wines and other showcasing Rodney Strong wines at La Tavola — highlight the bottom-line benefits of hosting such events. More>>



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