Bar IQ
BackBar Article
Hot New Backbar Prospects    September 11, 2012

People who appreciate world-class spirits are driven by the sense of discovery. The prospect of tasting something new is compelling and at the very heart of dynamic beverage marketing. Staying ahead of the curve is essential.More>>

Ice Tea Article
Iced Teas Atop America's Hit Parade   August 28, 2012

Where once there was only the Arnold Palmer, the timeless combination of iced tea and lemonade, there is now a burgeoning class of iced tea libations to tempt the parched and weary.More>>

Donna Hood Crecca Article
Donna Hood Crecca - The Queen of Information    August 28, 2012

If knowledge is power, than Donna Hood Crecca is a one-woman wrecking crew. When it comes to the on-premise business, few people have the depth of experience or ready access to industry information that she does.More>>

Tequila Article
Sizzling New Blancos    August 28, 2012

The surest way to assess the attributes of a tequila, mezcal, sotol or bacanora is to sample the distiller’s blanco, or unaged version. So in case you’ve missed the initial fanfare over their release, here is our take on new blancos destined for the fast track. More>>

Courtroom Gavel
Staying Off the Witness Stand    August 28, 2012

I recently sat in on the deposition of a bar owner embroiled in a liquor liability civil suit. At issue was whether the defendant’s bartender had acted negligently when serving alcohol to the defendant who subsequently caused an accident that resulted in injuries to innocent third parties.More>>

Back Bar
Bar Backs - Cornerstones of the Bar Business   August 14, 2012

To my way of thinking, a tour of duty as a bar back is the best way to become a bartender. You learn that bartending as a nightlong series of interactions and transactions interspersed with making a few hundred cocktails.More>>

Glassware Article
Breaking the Cycle: Reducing Glassware Costs   August 14, 2012

Outfitting the bar with glassware can cost you a tremendous amount of money over the course of a typical year. Glassware is fragile, expensive and capable of decimating the bottom line.More>>

Manhattan Article
New Classy Cocktails Crafted with Fortified Wines   August 14, 2012

The secret to the Manhattan’s enduring popularity can be largely attributed to the natural affinity between spirits and fortified wines. These wines—venerable products such as sherry, port, vermouth and Madeira—are imbued with tremendous flavors and lavishly textured bodies, making them...More>>

Sangria Article
Sangria - Summer's Ultimate Libation   August 14, 2012

On those summer nights when the A/C isn’t cutting it, Manhattan-based consultant Jerri Banks advises you seek the sanctuary of Sangria.More>>

Tiki Drink Article
The Mega-Trend Revival of Tiki    July 31, 2012

Forecasting a mega-trend before it hits is like knowing next week’s stock quotes, an open invitation to financial success. One trend that’s now firmly entrenched on both of our coasts and headed inland—Tiki drinks.More>>



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