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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>>

Awards logo Article
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>>

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>>



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