Bar IQ
Tequila Article
Magnificent New Añejo Tequilas   October 9, 2012

World-class añejo tequilas are often described as noble, elegant and sophisticated. By law, these spirits are aged in oak barrels—typically charred American oak barrels—for a minimum of a year and up to a day less than three.More>>

Bartender
Let Your Voice Be Heard   October 9, 2012

So bartenders, do you want someone to hear what you think? Do you want to share your insights and accrued knowledge about the business? Find out how here. More>>

Scott Young Article
Scott Young - Perseverance Personified   October 9, 2012

For all of the 1990s and most of the following decade, Scott Young was North America’s most recognizable flair bartender, trainer and educator. Between television appearances, trade show presentations and DVD training programs, few working bartenders garnered more ink or greater visibility. More>>

Marcos Tello Article
Marcos Tello - LA's Man with a Plan   September 25, 2012

Marcos Tello, likely the most accomplished bartender, mixologist and beverage consultant on the Left Coast, chose his career path at the age of five. More>>

Tequila
The Brands that Stole the Show   September 25, 2012

For enthusiasts and aficionados, the Spirits of Mexico Competition held annually in San Diego is something like the Oscars and Olympics rolled into one. More>>

Bartender Article
Why Bad Things Happen to Good Bars   September 25, 2012

Doing something because “it’s the way it has been done in the past,” in reality, is to do something because it is familiar and may only serve to perpetuate a costly, inefficient or otherwise unfounded practice.More>>

Rum Article
Resurgent Rum on the Charts with a Bullet   September 25, 2012

Rum is once again on the charts with a bullet! Even in a relatively weak economy, the rum category continued to grow last year at an impressive 2.2%. More>>

Blended Drinks
Blended Adult Smoothies    September 11, 2012

There are a few of us roaming about who sip a smoothie and think how much better it would taste if it contained a little dark rum. If they can be customized with nutrients, why can’t you doctor them with some Kahlúa or Maker’s Mark? More>>

Tavern Uptown Article
10 Reasons to Walk Through Your Own Front Door   September 11, 2012

While entering the property through the back door may be expedient, it’s a practice that prevents us from appreciating what our guests’ experience when they approach the front of our establishment. More>>

Cognac Article
Cognac-Based Cocktails are a Marketing Bonanza   September 11, 2012

Steadily increasing sales of top-shelf spirits confirm that we as a nation have developed a taste for the good stuff. For those times when an ordinary cocktail won’t do, savvy mixologists are now reaching for the nearest bottle of cognac.More>>



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