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The Amazon of Online Beverage Options

Beverage Director Emily Molinari had two months to build the wine lists at six dining venues (plus a wine bar) inside Eataly’s second New York City location. Time was not on her side.“You end up trusting your gut,” Molinari says, of the rapid-fire decisions she had to make before the August 11 opening date of Eataly Downtown in the Westfield World Trade Center.

Jose Aguirre Named GM, Wine Director at DC's Ripple

Ripple owner Roger Marmet announced that seasoned manager and advanced sommelier Jose Aguirre has been hired as general manager and wine director at the Cleveland Park neighborhood destination restaurant.

Arbella Partnering with Finishing Salon for Event

Arbella announced the next installment of the Posh Wednesday series on December 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. Posh Wednesday at Arbella is in partnership with goldplaited, a finishing salon specializing in beauty-enhancing makeup, blowouts, and braids.

Craft Beer Enjoys Another Stellar Year in Sales, Growth

Reflecting on the significant impact of small and independent craft breweries in 2016, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers—looked back on the defining beer moments of 2016.

How to Find—and Sell—America's Best Beers

Getting your hands on brands that medaled in the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) sometimes can be a feat in itself. But that’s only half the battle. Once the award-winning brews are on the menu, the next task at hand is to tell guests that they’re there and why they’re so special.

On the Border's New Margarita Comes with Bottle of Prosecco

The holidays just got a lot more toast-worthy at On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina thanks to the recently released Celeb'Rita cocktail—a festive take on the restaurant's popular Grande House Margarita that includes a mini-bottle of DaLuca sparkling Prosecco tipped inside the glass.

Wine Inventory Heads into the Digital Age

Guillaume Bienaime, owner of Zola in Palo Alto, California, has always been leery of technology in restaurants, but when he was approached about InVine, he decided to give it a test run. As he was told, InVine was more than just an iPad wine list.

VIBE Conference Introduces Pre-Conference Workshops

Two pre-conference sessions have been added to the programming for the first time at the 2017 VIBE Conference, a premiere beverage conference for chain beverage executives and supplier partners, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina February 27 to March 1.

Wine and Brunch are the Perfect Pairing

At its core, brunch is a casual weekend meal, which is why sommeliers and beverage directors strive to remove any perceived fussiness from the wines poured alongside egg dishes, burgers, and raw-bar items.

NOLA's Annunciation Unveils Renovated Bar and Bar Program

Located in a beautifully restored turn of the century building in New Orleans’ Warehouse District, Annunciation restaurant opened in 2012 to rave reviews and accolades including a “Best New Restaurants” nod by Times-Picayune.

Poke Leads the Hawaiian Food Craze

Say Aloha to Hawaiian cuisine, which—along with the popular poke—has been enjoying a phenomenal explosion as of late. New poke shops continue to open up from coast to coast, while many chefs are revisiting authentic island dishes, breaking away from simply Spam or the 90’s-era Asian “fusion” creations that mainlanders might think of when picturing Hawaiian food.

The Sweet Side of Sour Beers

In this craft beer-soaked culture, asking a brewer why they got started usually results in one of these two responses: “I started at home” or “I hated my day job.”Patrick Rue’s wife just wanted him to stop complaining.

Foraging for Cocktail Ingredients

Richard Woods hasn’t nixed many ingredients for use in his cocktails at the Duck & Waffle restaurant in London, England, but he drew the line at ants. At least initially: “I said. ‘There’s no way I’m putting an ant into a drink.

Chicago’s Arbella Announces Next Global Guest Bartender Series

Chicago’s Arbella announced the next installment of the Global Guest Bartender Series on November 15 at 6 p.m. featuring Benjamin Schiller, partner and beverage director of The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group, representing The Sixth, his acclaimed cocktail bar on the city’s North Side.