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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.


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Toasting Spirits Competition Winners   March 23, 2010

Two major spirit competitions announced their winners last week: the Ultimate Spirits Challenge and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Find out the winners from every category.More>>

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U.S. vs. UK Bartenders Deciphered   March 23, 2010

Claire Smith, head of spirit creation & mixology for Moët Hennessy’s Belvedere Vodka, discusses the differences between U.S. and UK bartenders, and the future of the vodka business.More>>

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Ultimate Spirits Challenge Announces Winners, Semifinalists   March 15, 2010

More than 520 entered, but only a dozen distillates were awarded the esteemed Ultimate Spirits Challenge Chairman’s Trophy as the highest scoring spirits of their category.More>>

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The Wide World of Whiskey and Cocktails   March 9, 2010

World Cocktail Week is to be held May 6-13, with fundraising events planned in cities around the world; 16th annual Malt Advocate Whisky Awards announced; Foley’s Pub gets Danny Boy whiskey.More>>

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Entries Being Accepted for Second SIP Awards   March 8, 2010

The deadline to enter the second Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards is April 30; a reduced entry fee is available for those submitting by March 12 ($275 rather than $325).More>>

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Reading Roundup   March 8, 2010

New mixology, cocktails and bar culture books are out, like Tony Abou-Ganim's The Modern Mixologist, Yuri Kato's Japanese Cocktails, The Bar Green Book and P Moss' Blue Vegas.More>>

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Selling the Stranger Stuff   March 8, 2010

The Edison's Absinthe Fairy is an asset, helping sell absinthe to hesitant customers. Dressed in a beautiful costume, she stops by tables, offering a choice of three absinthe cocktails.More>>

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TY KU Announces Newest Ambassador Chef Ming Tsai   February 25, 2010

TY KU teams up with Ming Tsai, Chef/Owner of Blue Ginger and host of "Simply Ming", to create a partnership to help bring Asian wine & spirits education to mainstream America.More>>

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DISCUS Launches Craft Distiller Membership for Small Producers   February 24, 2010

DISCUS announced a new Craft Distiller Affiliate Membership program to organize the growing number of small distilled spirits producers and alert them to public policy issues.More>>

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Flavored Vodkas Flood the Market   February 23, 2010

They won’t bring you customers, but I recommend creative bartenders sample new flavored vodkas anyway to know the market and to serve as a replacement for sweet cordials.More>>



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