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Bar Henry NYC Article
Valentine’s Day and Other Specialty Cocktails   February 9, 2010

Bar Henry in NYC offers Valentine's Day-inspired cocktails like the Mole Alejandro and Scarlet Swing; Counter offers Make Love Not War; and LA's Hatfield's gets a new drink program.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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Cocktail Competitions Scheduled   January 26, 2010

There's a pot of $15,000 in cash prizes on the line at the “Shake It Up 2010” cocktail competition at the Nightclub & Bar Show, and the Can Can Classic will take place in June in NYC.More>>

Cognac Summit Article
Classic Cocktails Revisited at Cognac Summit   January 26, 2010

At this year's Cognac Summit, bartenders around the world made a concerted effort to bring the Cognac-based drinks and other classic cocktails into the 21st century.More>>

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Sherry Cocktails Shine at Vinos de Jerez Competition   January 12, 2010

What seemed a quixotic quest by Steve Olson to drag sherry back into the American bartender’s tool kit has succeeded, at least at the annual Vinos de Jerez competition. Here's the winning recipe.More>>

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What’s on the Menu   January 12, 2010

New wine cocktails at Purple Cafe and Wine Bar in Seattle; whiskey rules at Rye House in New York City; and Bill Codman's menu at Boston's Woodward, located inside the Ames Hotel.More>>

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Fresh Perspective: Copa d’Oro’s Vincenzo Marianella   January 12, 2010

At his bar Copa d’Oro in Santa Monica, Calif., Vincenzo Marianella crafts drinks to order for his guests using a menu based on what’s freshest in the market each day. Here's how.More>>

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Toasting New Zealand at McCormick & Schmick's   January 11, 2010

Portland, Ore.-based McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants launched a New Zealand wine and cocktail initiative Jan. 6; the program will run through Feb. 27.More>>

Againn Bar Washington D.C. Article
Star-studded Openings   December 15, 2009

Information on bar openings and their cocktail menus: D.C.'s Againn, Vegas' Silk Road, LA's Tar Pit, Manhattan's Vintry Wine and Whiskey and Portland's Accanto.More>>

Cuervo Margarita at Chevys Article
Real Mex Reignites Drink Programs at El Torito, Chevys   December 13, 2009

VIBE caught up with Lowell Petrie, SVP and chief marketing officer of Real Mex Restaurants, for some insights into what he’s mixing up behind the bar at El Torito and Chevys.More>>



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