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Restaurants Explore the Benefits of Crafting Their Own Beer

Beer is on the rise, and restaurants are taking note. Not only are chains like Uno Pizzeria & Grill betting big by boosting craft beer programs, but many establishments like Tribute Pizza in San Diego and Manresa in Los Gatos, California, are also collaborating with local breweries to create exclusive house beers.

Trending Wine Varietals and Why They Matter

In today’s trend-driven landscape, even occasional wine drinkers grow weary of the predictable varietals like Pinot Grigio and Merlot that have been widely available on restaurant menus for years. This overabundance of tradition has led to lingering fads (think rosés), but demand for seasonal alternatives is growing.

‘Cool’ Down Your Beverage Menu with Ice Wine

Made from late-harvest grapes that have frozen on the vine, ice wine is a sweeter, slightly thicker drink generally enjoyed with—or as—dessert. Known as eiswine in German, this sugary concoction requires patience and remains notoriously difficult for winemakers to perfect, which bumps up the cost.