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Answers: Lighter Side of Beer   November 8, 2011

Answers to Robert Plotkin's The Lighter Side of Beer article.More>>

Robert Plotkin
Tapping the Lighter Side of Beer   November 8, 2011

Beer remains the favorite alcoholic beverage of men and the second most frequent request of women. Yet despite its enormous popularity, there is a lot about beer you might not know.More>>

Scotch Article
Adventures With Scotch   November 8, 2011

While dwarfed by the relative size of the bourbon and Canadian whisky markets, Scotch remains one of the identifiable standard bearers of urbane consumerism. Its cache of uncompromised quality, breadth of expression and dynamic range of flavor has made Scotch a global heavyweight.More>>

Bartender Article
Drink Consistency Leads to Steady Profits   November 8, 2011

Product consistency is crucial to profitability behind the bar. The drinks you serve should taste the same no matter who’s behind the bar. Otherwise, your staff may be serving a product that is different in taste, cost and presentation, and the result is financial chaos.More>>

Kathy Casey Article
Kathy Casey, America’s Original Bar Chef   November 8, 2011

With the resurgence of the cocktail came a wave of trendy specialty Martinis, cloying drinks best characterized as desserts in a glass. We’d possibly still be stuck in that trend were it not for the groundbreaking efforts of Kathy Casey, America’s first bar chef extraordinaire.More>>

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Hurry! NCB Awards Deadline is Around the Corner   November 8, 2011

Don't be left out in the cold: The deadline to submit your entry for the 2012 Nightclub & Bar Awards is looming! Visit our NCB Awards site to review the categories, entry criteria, roster of judges and judging process and to post your entry.More>>

Garden fresh Article
Ultra-Fresh Cocktails Living Large   October 25, 2011

Chefs, be forewarned. Your mixologists may be raiding the walk-in searching for fresh produce to feature in their cocktails. Creamy sweet drinks are falling out of fashion, losing ground to cocktails with garden-fresh flavors and herbal and spicy profiles. More>>

Nicole & Jon Taffer Article
Nicole Taffer: From Steel Toes to Stilettos   October 25, 2011

Nicole Taffer has become America’s favorite undercover agent. In Spike TV’s new hit reality show “Bar Rescue,” bar guru and Nightclub & Bar Media Group President Jon Taffer sends in his wife to reconnoiter the featured operation, where she braves bad drinks, lousy service, microwaved food...More>>

Robert Plotkin
Bartenders vs. Mixologists: What's the Difference?   October 25, 2011

Are there substantive differences between bartenders and mixologists? With cocktail culture firmly in the limelight, the word “mixologist” is bandied about so loosely that distinctions between the two have become obscured. More>>

Dollar Sign Article
Drink Pricing for Optimim Profits   October 10, 2011

You needn’t be reminded how important establishing appropriate pricing for goods and services is to your success. If you raise the sales price substantially past the equilibrium point, you can anticipate sales volume to drop, decreasing profits. After all, how many people will be willing to pay...More>>



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