Bar Management

Kelvin Slush Co. Introduces Frosé to Mixes Line

Kelvin Slush Co. (Kelvin), the first and only certified organic cocktail mix specifically formulated for making premium frozen cocktails, recently launched its newest flavor, Frosé (aka frozen rosé).

Kona Brewing Company Bringing Hula Hefeweizen to Mainland

Kona Brewing Company has brought one of its most popular small batch creations from the Kona Brewery in Kona-Kailua, Hawaii, to the mainland. Now available in California and Nevada, the traditional Bavarian-style weissbier is medium- to full-bodied with a pronounced fruitiness (banana/apple) and spicy characteristics (clove/nutmeg).

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company Spirits to Enter Pennsylvania

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company has announced plans to begin selling its award-winning spirits in Pennsylvania in September. Upon launch this fall, premium spirits made by the craft distillery based in northern Virginia’s Loudoun Valley will be available throughout the state with concentration in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

The Candy Apple Café Debuts New Cocktail Menu

The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails, an award-winning restaurant located inside the Sweet Pete’s Candy building in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida, has introduced five new cocktails.Shaun Gillespie, beverage manager for The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails, drew inspiration from seasonal ingredients and classic confectionary flavors to develop the new recipes.

Four Marcus Restaurant Properties Awarded Wine Spectator Recognition

Marcus Restaurant Group announced that four of its premier properties—Mason Street Grill and Milwaukee ChopHouse in Milwaukee; Capitol ChopHouse in Madison, Wisconsin; and Grey Rock at the Heidel House Resort & Spa in Green Lake, Wisconsin—have earned a 2017 Wine Spectator award to recognize their respective wine programs.

DC's Rosario Launches Aperitivo Hour

Beginning this week, diners can enjoy Aperitivo Hour at Rosario (2435 18th St NW). Starting Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 3 to 7 p.m., the Adams Morgan restaurant will offer food and drink at deliciously low prices.

Birdsong Brewing Invests In Solar Power

Sustainability isn’t just an idea for Birdsong Brewing, it’s a mission.And one that will pick up considerable power later this summer: Birdsong Brewing will add solar panels to the brewery roof in August.

Carmello's Earns Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 8th Straight Year

Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Virginia, recently earned Wine Spectator magazine’s 2017 Award of Excellence for the eighth consecutive year, noted for its vast Portuguese wine selections.Carmello’s offers more than 100 Portuguese wines from Portuguese regions, such as Alentejo, Douro, Doa, Estremadura and Vinho Verde, and presents one of the largest Portuguese wine lists in the U.

Are the Rumors of Cider's Decline Overblown?

In the past decade or so, the craft brewing industry has done a fairly effective job of securing beer’s rightful place at the dinner table. An unprecedented number of restaurants offer extensive, stylistically diverse beer lists, and their staffs have enhanced their education to the point where many servers and sommeliers can expound on flavor notes and recommend pairings with pinpoint precision.

The World's Best Wine Restaurants are Unveiled

Wine Spectator released its latest edition of Restaurant Award winners, a heralded and extensive list that sets the standard for beverage programs across the globe. This year’s list honored 3,592 restaurants from more than 75 countries broken into three categories: Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence, and Grand Award.

Wine Spritzers are Summer's Perfect Solution

On a hot and humid day, a glass of wine—particularly red wine—can be a hard sell. Customers want to refresh their palates with a chilled, crisp drink. But for those who have trouble choosing between a cocktail or a glass of wine, a wine spritzer is the perfect solution.

Brewers Association Launches Seal for Independent Beers

In an effort to educate beer lovers about which beers are independently produced, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers—launched a new seal touting independent craft brewers.

Crafting the Perfect Cocktail List, and Why it Matters

Any restaurant that opens without a solid beverage program in place risks disappointing clientele who are increasingly cocktail-savvy. Furthermore, a loss of profit is inevitable when the menu makes only wine and beer the alcoholic priorities.