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Bar Management articles, columns and news items relative to best practices in bar management, from staffing/training to delivering great guest service to managing the business.


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Spirits Sales Struggle but Cocktail Competitions Thrive   February 9, 2010

On-premise spirits down 3 percent in 2009; SIP Awards deadline is April 30; Manhattan Cocktail Classic competition; Cocktail Kingdom Top 50 Bartenders; and Tales of the Cocktail Competition.More>>

Charles Joly Article
Checking in with Charles Joly   February 9, 2010

Charles Joly heads up the mixology program for The Drawing Room at Le Passage in Chicago, the winner of Cocktail Lounge of the Year in the 2010 Nightclub & Bar Awards.More>>

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(Cautious) Optimism Abounds for On-Premise Industry   February 8, 2010

Beverage pros are optimistic about job security, DISCUS’ forecast calls for higher on-premise spirits sales and NRA projects 1.2 percent dollar growth in full-service restaurant sales.More>>

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Spirits Industry “Recession Resilient”   February 8, 2010

Citing figures that show distilled spirits volume grew 1.4 percent but revenue held steady at $18.7 billion in 2009, DISCUS CEO Peter Cressy calls the industry “recession resilient.”More>>

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Chain Beverage Buzz: Feb. 8, 2010   February 8, 2010

Tony Abou-Ganim releases Modern Mixologist book in March; Kold-Draft appoints new COO; and Banfi Vintners to import Chateau Tanunda wines.More>>

Rich Melman Article
Melman & Sons to Present at VIBE Conference   February 8, 2010

Restaurant industry icon Rich Melman, founder and chairman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, will close the upcoming VIBE Conference in Las Vegas with a rare keynote address.More>>

Patricia Richards News
U.S. Mixologist Patricia Richards Places Fourth in International Cocktail Competition   February 5, 2010

Las Vegas' Patricia Richards finished fourth in the Finlandia Vodka Cup, the highest finish ever for a U.S. contestant in the 12-year history of the competition.More>>

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NYC Gets Serious on Smoking Ban Violations   February 4, 2010

Five nightclubs were called out including the popular M2 Ultra Lounge, Lit Lounge and The Imperial, after undercover DOH representatives found patrons smoking inside each venue.More>>

Blackheart Spiced Rum Article
New Products: Blackheart Premium Spiced Rum   February 3, 2010

Product information on: Blackheart Premium Spiced Rum, Deschutes Brewery's Jubel 2010 craft beer and Assure-Alert ID checking system.More>>

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Distilled Spirits Review: Industry Proves Recession Resilient in 2009   February 3, 2010

Distilled Spirits Council CEO Peter Cressy released supplier data at an annual briefing showing 2009 volume growth of 1.4% but revenue holding steady at $18.7 billion for the year.More>>



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