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Spirits Trends

Spirits trends; articles and tips from industry experts covering the latest spirits used in leading bars, nightclubs and restaurants. See how new spirits can drive profitability to your bar or nightclub.


Pisco Sour Article
Comeback Spirits   June 8, 2010

Increasingly, competing for patron attention means turning to liquors available at the creation of the American drink revolution, such as rye, gin, absinthe and Pisco. Here's a guide to comeback spirit success.More>>

Article
Clear Spirit Creations   June 8, 2010

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.More>>

Dirty Martini Article
In Vodka We Trust   June 8, 2010

The key to making money on vodka has always been keeping up with what’s selling and what’s new; in 2010, it’s also a requirement to appreciate vodka’s diversity and educate about it.More>>

Dirty Martini Article
Spirits: Vodka: Don’t Let The Transparency Fool You   June 8, 2010

As is true with most high-ticket items, premium and super-premium spirits don’t sell themselves. Vodkas included. Here are a few vodka tidbits to pass on to your staff to get them selling effectively.More>>

News
SIP Awards Deadline for Entry Extended to June 4   May 25, 2010

The deadline to enter the 2010 SIP Awards is June 4. This spirits competition uses a panel of 100 consumers in an attempt to rid the competition of brand bias or marketing pressure.More>>

Classic & Vintage End of the Road Cocktail Jam Article
Cocktail Contests and Whiskey Celebrations   May 18, 2010

Classic & Vintage wraps up its cocktail jam road show, LA's Drago Centro launches The People’s Cocktail Contest on Twitter and Local Irish Pub sells most Jameson Irish Whiskey in the world.More>>

Article
Specialty Drinks, Ingredients Raise Revenue    May 12, 2010

What’s in the glass matters to your bottom line, so be creative in what you’re offering and how you’re presenting it. Here are five tips for specialty drinks, spirits and ingredients that sell.More>>

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Rum's Punch   May 10, 2010

It’s not surprising that rum is finally ready for a comeback. Its heyday ended in a flood of poorly crafted blender drinks, but young bartenders have shown special interest in the spirit.More>>

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Ultimate Spirits Challenge’s Top Picks    May 10, 2010

The inaugural Ultimate Spirits Challenge took place in New York City in March, as the first event of spirits writer F. Paul Pacult’s three-part Ultimate Beverage Challenge. Here are the winners.More>>

Ultimate Cocktail Challenge judges Article
Ultimate Winners, Cocktail Week and Top Gin Bartenders   May 4, 2010

Here are the winners of the spirits contest the 2010 Ultimate Cocktail Challenge, information on World Cocktail Week and the 12 global finalists in the G’Vine Connoisseur Program.More>>



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