Alcoholic beverage consumption has softened at casual- and fine-dining restaurants, according to the NPD Group, a market research company.Thirty-six percent of consumers ordered alcohol away-from-home in the last three months based on findings from NPD’s recently released Beverage Alcohol Report (BAR), which profiles habits, attitudes, and brand preferences for on-premise beverage alcohol consumption.
In recent decades, the international wine market has been dictated by the epicenters of classic production. But the economic climate has created a new consumer-directed approach. The masses are making their presence felt by adjusting the hows and how muches of their enjoyment.
Bonefish Grill's happy hour has long featured handcrafted cocktails at specialty prices and a perpetual list of $5 drinks.Now food joins the fun, making Bonefish Grill's "Happier Hours"* a great experience with friends.
David O’Day, Director of Wine for Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, is thrilled to announce that he acquired the Coup De Foudre 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Lightning Bolt Blend during the 16th annual “Premiere Napa Valley,” the Napa Valley Vintners’ wine futures auction to the trade.
The second annual Flavor! Napa Valley will be held Nov. 14-18, 2012, adding two additional days of hands-on activities and artisanal experiences to the festival lineup. Tickets for this year's festival will go on sale beginning in June.
The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine is pleased to welcome acting legend Antonio Banderas to its 2012 edition. Banderas will introduce his namesake Anta Banderas winery during a sold-out seminar on Friday, Feb.
Wyndham Vacation Rentals invites guests to "Sip, Savor, and Stroll" their way through The Market Common during the Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine & Spirits Festival this spring."Sip, Savor, and Stroll," the kickoff event for the third annual festival, will give guests a taste of the Grand Strand with food and wine samples from participating restaurants in Myrtle Beach's popular urban lifestyle center, The Market Common.
Broad Street Hurricanes, Moscow Mules, and French Quarter 75s are just a few of the vintage-inspired cocktails available at Ruth's Chris Steak House.New Orleans is one of the birth cities of the American Classic Cocktail and the birthplace of Ruth's Chris Steak House.
The Briad Group announced today a licensing agreement with Fox Restaurant Concepts to develop additional Zinburger locations after opening the East Coast's first Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar in Clifton, New Jersey, in December 2010.
Just like the rest of America, cocktails are counting calories. Traditional drinks like the cosmopolitan, margarita and martini are being reinvented at restaurants all over the country. The goal for most is to maintain or improve upon flavor while cutting calories by half or more—ending up anywhere in the 99 to 250 calorie range.
Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) today announced that eTIPS On Premise, an online training and certification program for alcohol servers, was approved by the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) as part of the state's Mandatory Alcohol Server Training (MAST) program.
Technomic Inc., the leading food and beverage industry research and consulting firm, has begun development of the most comprehensive and actionable online adult beverage resource.In addition to increasing its leadership position in the industry, Technomic and its clients have identified an unfulfilled need for extensive, timely, and strategic data and insights on beer, wine, and spirits volume trends.
Kung Fu Plaza, which is the oldest and most authentic Thai restaurant in Las Vegas, is adding a selection of wines from Elvis Presley Wine Cellars. The winery is located in the San Joaquin valley of California.
Longtime Michigan wine maker Edward O'Keefe Jr., founder of the multiple award-winning Chateau Grand Traverse winery in Traverse City, today announced the launch of an innovative dispensing system for serving wine by the glass.