Bar IQ
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>>

Dori Bryant Article
Dori Bryant, The Diva of Tequila   October 10, 2011

The Spirits of Mexico Competition is the brainchild of Dori Bryant, event director of the International Wine & Spirits Competition Group. Known affectionately in the trade as the “Diva of Tequila,” Bryant may well be the most influential woman in the industry.More>>

Whiskey Article
Irish Whiskeys Sizzle With Contemporary Appeal   August 29, 2011

Ireland’s standards of quality are so high, there is no such thing as a mediocre Irish whiskey. When demand for super-premium spirits is soaring, Irish whiskeys are hot commodities. The strategy is clear: Give the people what they want and order more barstools.More>>

Cocktail Advice Article
Cocktail Advice From the Pros   August 29, 2011

If you only had one opportunity to pass on three pieces of advice to a rookie bartender about making cocktails, what would they be? Be prepared rookies, many of the pros' answers may well surprise you. More>>

Dollar Article
Driving Profits in a Slow Economy   August 29, 2011

Even if people drink during good times and bad, the odds are your customers have less money in their pockets now than they did last year. As discretionary income slowly evaporates, bars are competing for a dwindling pool of dollars.More>>

Serneels Article
Dean Serneels, The Wizard of Finest Call   August 29, 2011

Watching Dean Serneels operate behind a bar is a graduate-level education. Serneels is one of those rare individuals who defines a bartender’s role as satisfying the wants and needs of his guests first, crafting cocktails a distant second.More>>

Colorady Whiskey Article
Class of 2011: The Hottest New Backbar Prospects   August 15, 2011

There increasingly are more genuinely enticing spirits on our nation’s backbars. Coupled with the resurgence of the cocktail, there has never been a better time to imbibe.More>>

Employee Handbook Article
Are You and Your Staff on the Same Page?   August 15, 2011

Buy a new car, and they give you an owner’s manual. Get hired as a bartender or food server, though, and all you’ll likely get are a few training shifts and a printout of house policies. In today’s litigious society, that’s far from adequate. More>>

Sean Ludford Article
Sean Ludford, the 'George Bernard Shaw of Alcohol'   August 15, 2011

I first met Sean Ludford at the 2005 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, where his Irish wit and unfailing appreciation of everything spirituous stole the show.More>>

Inventory Article
Tracking Inventory: A Profit Paper Trail   August 15, 2011

To be financially successful, you need to know what inventory you have, how much you paid for it and exactly where it is at any point in time. The following tips can help track every product through the inventory cycle:More>>



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