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2012 a "Very Good Year" for Wine

The wine industry outperformed spirits and beer with a 4.6 percent rate of volume growth in 2011, the largest percent gain achieved in adult beverage, and projects another industry-leading year in 2012.

Legends For The Autumn Season

I hate to break it to you, but it’s that time of year again. The warm summer days are transitioning into brisk autumn nights. On the plus side, comfort food is back in style now that bikini season is over.

Fastest Growing Brands Indicate Wine Trends

Affordable wines with accessible and appealing flavor profiles are driving the wine industry overall, as demonstrated by Technomic’s Top 250 Wine Brands and its roster of the 50 Fastest Growing Wine Brands.

Coffee and Wine Bars Take Off

Espresso beans and grapes are not a prevalent snack combination, but the growing trend toward coffee and wine bars proves they are indeed palatable as beverage complements.As coffee and wine bars spread nationwide, from Bean & Bottle in the lobby of the Sonoma Resort in California to the Great Lakes Coffee Shop in Michigan, venues that sell just one or the other have a chance to expand operations and capitalize on new drinkers, says Jason Haeger, a consultant and trainer for the specialty coffee industry.

Gen-Y Most Influential Adult Beverage Consumers

Millennial consumers of legal drinking age are spending more on alcohol in restaurants and bars than any other generation and simultaneously influencing today’s drink trends, according to a new report from Technomic.

Wine For Those Lazy Dog Days of Summer

The sun is shining, and the freshness of summer is in the air. Restaurant patios are buzzing with guests seeking refreshments while basking in the sun. Keep them coming back for this season’s hot new wine trends.

Ted’s Turns 10 with New Wines, Dishes, No Kid Hungry Pledge

The 10th anniversary celebration continues at Ted’s Montana Grill this spring with the second phase of its fundraising efforts for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry and the introduction of new menu items, including the special anniversary “No.

A Growing Wine Region: Arizona

When people think of Arizona, they don’t typically think of wine. Desert? Yes. Searing heat? Yes. Wine? Not so much.Now, you can offer wines from the Grand Canyon State in your restaurant. And they’re not for cooking.

Del Frisco’s Grille Comes to Phoenix

Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group is pleased to announce the opening of its third Del Frisco’s Grille, coming June 9 to the Esplanade in Phoenix (2425 E. Camelback Rd.). Del Frisco’s operates successful Grille concepts in New York and Dallas.

Avalon Wineries Partners with Chef Kelly Liken

One of America’s most promising female chefs, Kelly Liken, is partnering with California’s Avalon Winery to pair fresh and innovative recipes with Avalon wines.Avalon has teamed up with Liken to provide recipes that will be featured on the winery’s website and in-store promotional materials, including neck tags on bottles of Avalon California Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Merlot, and California Sauvignon Blanc.

Patti Frank Crowned NRA’s Star of the Bar

Patti Frank from Roots Handmade Pizza in Chicago is the winner of the National Restaurant Association’s third annual Star of the Bar competition, held in conjunction with the 2012 International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event’s (IWSB) Restaurants Rock event last night.