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Detroit’s Third-Shift Bars Were a Lifeline. Now They’re a Dying Breed.

PUNCH

Detroit, Michigan’s early morning bars, like Abick’s Bar and Eastpointe Pub, which serve factory workers and first responders, are in decline.

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Join Us at the National Restaurant Association Show 2024

A Bar Above

Ready to spice up your culinary journey? Then the National Restaurant Association Show 2024 is calling your name… And the best part? Chris will be there repping A Bar Above! When : May 18-21, 2024 Where : The bustling city of Chicago ( McCormick Place : 2301 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL 60616) Find Us : Booth 11143 Photo by Tim Gouw via www.unsplash.com This awesome expo promises to be an unforgettable experience for foodservice professionals and enthusiasts alike, so we hope to see you there.

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Nevermind the Guinness: You Can’t Have an Irish Bar Without Craic

Imbibe Magazine

A lot of Anglophones stumble over the Irish language. We say “slayne-tuh” instead of sláinte and lose all confidence when consonant combinations like b-h-f appear. And yet, there’s one Irish term that transcends translation, let alone pronunciation. Craic, which sounds like “crack” in my Yankee accent, can be interpreted simply to mean “a good time,” though it’s much more than that.

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Bartenders, Celebrate National Absinthe Day with T.A. Breaux, Research Scientist, Creator of LUCID and Jade Absinthes

Chilled Magazine

T.A. (Ted Breaux) is a world-renowned absinthe expert, who carefully reverse engineered vintage absinthes. DeGroff Bitter Aperitivo and DeGroff New World Amaro event photographed by Rose Callahan at Amor Y Amargo on May 10, 2023 “I’m a research scientist and New Orleans native, both of which factored into my falling down this deep rabbit hole,” jokes T.A.

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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The Martini Is Back. But What Happened to Its Bitters?

PUNCH

Orange bitters were once essential to the Martini recipe, but have largely become an afterthought. Some bartenders want to change that.

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This Week's Chicago-ish Craft Beer Events & Socials

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Hi, all — Sharing this one with you a little early as I’m currently on the way to Kalamazoo, where I’ll be attending a pre-Oberon Day media event at Bell’s. Will keep you posted via Instagram stories. Also, any/all important news that comes from this little gathering will go to Premium Subscribers first. Premium Subscribers already have a good idea of what’s coming this summer from Bell’s from the labels for new Oberon options that we’ve shared, but I

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National Absinthe Day: Celebrating the Mystique of the Green Fairy

Chilled Magazine

Absinthe has been legal for 17 years now, and when I asked my followers on social media what they wanted to know about Absinthe, I was amazed by the questions. I heard from a few wanting to know how to drink it, a few wanting to understand it better, and a few friends in the Absinthe community (yes, there is an Absinthe community!) that wanted to make sure I shared some important facts about Absinthe.

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Is Green Chaud Just an Après-Ski Fantasy?

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With the combination of hot chocolate and Chartreuse, Americans may have adopted a purportedly French tradition that is more fiction than fact.

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This Week's New Beer Labels: Rice, Corn, Fish, Lent, Grapefruit

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

It’s kinda feeling springtimey, which is always a weird time for beer. Everyone’s gearing up for summer and getting rid of their winter beers so things feel a little all over the place right now. As such, Premium Subscribers scanning this week’s email will see: A grapefruit hazy A dry-hopped pilsner with flaked maize A Schwarzenegger lentenbock A mead, because hell, why not A light lager A NA IPA Two seasonal styles for way out in the future A potential revival of a truly class

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Vermouth & Food: A Perfect Pair

Imbibe Magazine

Vermouth expert François Monti, the Madrid-based author of El Gran Libro del Vermut , sums up the Spanish approach to drinking vermouth this way: “I don’t think anyone would drink vermouth without food in Spain—it’s just not something you’d do.” This isn’t just a cultural preference; vermouth’s core function is as an aperitif, with food a crucial part of the enjoyment equation.

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Heavenly Spirits launches Le Barteleur, French-Made Premium Classic Cocktails

Chilled Magazine

Heavenly Spirits, a leading importer of award-winning French spirits, announces the launch of Le Barteleur, a brand of French-made Premium Classic Cocktails to the North American market. Debuting in France in 2021, Le Barteleur presents a line of premium classic bottled cocktails crafted with the finest natural ingredients, eco-conscious packaging, with an indefinite shelf life.

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Our Favorite Scotch Cocktails

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The best, easy Scotch whisky cocktail recipes go beyond the Rob Roy and other classics, mixing the spirit in highballs, tiki drinks and more.

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We Asked 20 Sommeliers: What’s the Most Underrated Wine? (2024)

VinePair

If you drink wine on a regular basis, chances are you have a go-to glass or grape you gravitate to on menus or your local shop. But if you’re in the mood to shake up your standard order in favor of something a bit unexpected, then you’ve come to the right place. Seeking expert advice, we asked sommeliers for the overlooked and underappreciated bottles, grapes, and wine styles they are currently coveting.

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Elements: Cocchi Americano Cocktails

Imbibe Magazine

Shared names can sow confusion, as can shared intent. Exhibit A: Cocchi Americano, an aperitif wine from Italy (actually, two aperitif wines—a bianco and a rosa). The wines are refreshing and bright with ice and a splash of soda, and distinctively useful tools in cocktails. But to fully appreciate Cocchi Americano and effectively unlock its potential, it’s helpful to know what the wine is (and isn’t).

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Pickleball, TV Personalities, and Smirnoff Smash Vodka Soda

Chilled Magazine

Smirnoff SMASH Vodka Soda presented the Desert Smash Celebrity Pickleball Challenge , hosted by TV Personality and Bachelor Nation Alum, Colton Underwood. The tennis and pickleball pros battled it out with the celebrities in the desert heat over six matches and cooled off with a refreshing Smirnoff SMASH Vodka Soda post game. Throughout the tournament, fans and viewers enjoyed the bold flavors of SMASH Vodka Soda while cheering on their favorite team.

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This Crystal-Clear Colada Can Be Yours, No Clarification Necessary

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This two-ingredient highball recipe from New York bar Sip & Guzzle is easy to make despite its layered, tropical flavor. Here's how.

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Equiano Rum announces debut vintage rum

Drinks International

Equiano Rum, the maker of the world’s first African and Caribbean rums, has announced the launch of its first vintage release, an 11-year-old blend of Gray’s and Foursquare Rums.

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ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto Announces National Finalists for the Art of ITALICUS 2024 Aperitivo Challenge

Imbibe Magazine

ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto is proud to announce the country finalists for the 6 th Edition of the Art of ITALICUS Aperitivo Challenge. Beloved by bartenders for its emphasis on creativity and innovation, this competition invites bartenders around the world to craft an original aperitivo-style cocktail, drawing inspiration from any form of art. All National Bar Artists will gather at the Global Finals in Rome on the May 12, 2024.

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Sip, Sip, Hooray! Check Out These 4 St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

Chilled Magazine

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! From a refreshing sparkling mule to a fun green martini, these cocktails will have you feeling like you found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Check them out below! Whiskey Irish Sparkling Mule Ingredients 1.5 oz. Triple Dog Irish Whiskey 0.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice 0.5 oz. Simple Syrup 1.5 oz. Ginger Beer 2 oz. Cava or Prosecco Preparation In a shaker with ice, add Triple Dog Irish Whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup and ginger beer.

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The Pantheon Is a Japanese Modern Classic in the Making

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In just five years, the three-ingredient cocktail from one of Tokyo’s best bartenders has made it onto menus as far away as Thailand and Germany.

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Cerana Meads launches taproom in Nashik

Spiritz

Cerana Meads has announced the launch of their taproom. The Cerana Taproom will feature a variety of meads available on tap, with a menu curated specifically to pair with their meads. Mead flavours include Pomegranate Vanilla mead, Chenin Blanc mead, Blue Ppea Lavender mead, Jamun mead, Yule Spice mead among others. Additionally, Cerana Meads will launch flavours which will be exclusively available at the taproom.

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5 to Try: Burgundy Wines

Imbibe Magazine

Burgundy “is the wine connoisseur’s region,” says Nikita Malhotra, head sommelier of Burgundy wine event, La Paulée. Since the wines are in a higher price bracket, learning to appreciate the region not only takes an investment of money but time and energy. “Although mainly concentrated on two grapes, the region offers nuance and variety that entices a drinker to commit both resources and time in understanding the different sites, producers, and wine,” explains Malhotra, whose accolades include M

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Get Lucky This St. Patrick’s Day With 3 Cocktails from Roe & Co!

Chilled Magazine

Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Taste the luck of the Irish with these 3 fun libations from Roe & Co ! Whiskey Roe & Co Irish Coffee Ingredients 1.5 oz. Roe & Co 2 tsp Light Brown Sugar 1 cup Brewed Coffee (hot* or cold**) Whipped Cream Preparation *HOT: Add Hot coffee and sugar, stir and mix well. Once combined, add the Roe & Co Irish Whiskey.

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A Whiskey-Coke Like Only California Can Do

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The whiskey-Coke cocktail served at San Francisco bar True Laurel is made with California ingredients like foraged cherry leaves and kumquats.

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Chandigarh receives limited bids for liquor vends

Spiritz

Chandigarh’s excise and taxation department has received bids for only 51 liquor vends of the total 97 liquor vends available for allotment under the Chandigarh’s excise policy, for the fiscal year 2024-25. For the financial year 2024-25, the department has decided to give 84 licences and increase the number of liquor vends from 95 to 97. The total reserve price of all liquor vends in Chandigarh has been fixed at Rs. 452.29 crore.

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Cream Cocktails: Where the Cocktail Bar Meets the Dairy Aisle

Imbibe Magazine

“Jas. O’Keefe is the only barkeeper on earth that makes a cream cocktail,” read a squib in the Savannah Morning News in 1895. It was touting drinks made by the manager of a café beneath a Savannah theater (“drop down between acts”). This ad was as full of fiction as the plays performed upstairs. Cocktails made with dairy products had been around for centuries.

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Jameson Orangerie (A Boulevardier Blanc)

Chilled Magazine

While the Boulevardier is a classic winter cocktail, the Orangerie, with its delicious blend of citrus, vanilla, and spice, is destined to take its place, while also being a go-to on cool summer nights. Whiskey , White Wine Jameson Orangerie (A Boulevardier Blanc) Ingredients 1½ parts Jameson Orange 1 part Lillet Blanc ½ parts Italicus Dash orange bitters Preparation Stir ingredients in rocks glass.

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A pint of IoT: how the internet of things is helping brewing

Just Drinks

IoT is being used in the beer industry for purposes like optimising quality, tracking deliveries and monitoring stock. Kris Cooper explores.

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Culinary Art India kicks off at AAHAR

Spiritz

The 16th edition of Culinary Art India commenced on 7th March at AAHAR, which is being held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Culinary Art India marks the beginning of a five-day celebration of culinary mastery. Hosted by the Indian Culinary Forum (ICF) in partnership with ITPO and Hospitality First, the event is presenting talent and innovation in various culinary disciplines.

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The Lime Rickey Endures

Imbibe Magazine

In 2022, Eric Finkelstein and Matt Ross took over a Manhattan restaurant space formerly occupied by Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop, one of New York’s few surviving old-school lunch counters. As the successful owners of Court Street Grocers , a celebrated sandwich shop in Brooklyn, they had credibility to spare in food circles. They could have reimagined the menu at Eisenberg’s—now called S&P Lunch , a nod to the soda fountain’s original name—any way they pleased.

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Jimmy Buffett’s ‘University of Bourbon Street’ Video Combines Two Great Things: A Legend And New Orleans

PubClub

Jimmy Buffett was frequent visitor to New Orleans and Jazz Fest. Photo: PubClub.com By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com Music Blogger Wow! Double wow!! Triple wow!!! That was my immediate reaction after watching Jimmy Buffett’s just released “University of Bourbon Street” video. I sat watching it with chills going down my spine and immediately watched it again.

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Review: Wyoming Whiskey National Parks No. 3 Limited Edition Bourbon

Drinkhacker

Wyoming Whiskey dropped the third installment in their National Parks Collection last fall, this time paying tribute to the Grand Teton National Park with a substantial $150,000 donation to the park’s philanthropic partner, the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. It’s an impressive gesture that speaks to the importance of Grand Teton not just for Wyoming Whiskey’s brand identity but also co-founders Brad and Kate Meade, whose ranching business drives cattle on Grand Teton land annually, and Da

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Beam Suntory as Gold Sponsor for APTRA India Conference

Spiritz

Beam Suntory has signed up as a Gold Partner Sponsor for the 2024 APTRA India Conference, which is set to take place in Delhi during 19th-21st March. The conference programme incorporates two key areas of focus: the travel retail opportunities represented by India’s surging aviation growth, and the rise of the Indian consumers. “We are delighted to be supporting this year’s APTRA India Conference,” noted Beam Suntory’s Brand Marketing Director, Global Travel Retail, Manuel Gonzalez.

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Data Reveals the Older You Are, the Less You Tip in Taprooms

VinePair

When the bill comes at bars and restaurants, most Americans know that an 18 percent tip is standard. But new data from Secret Hopper — a shopping service for craft beer businesses — suggests that age plays a major role in how much guests are tipping at taprooms. Secret Hopper analyzed data from 2239 taproom visits in the U.S. from Jan. 1, 2021 to Nov. 14, 2022 and found that the older guests are, the less likely they are to leave a large tip.

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Duckhorn Portfolio cuts sales forecast amid pressure on US “luxury” wine market

Just Drinks

The Duckhorn Portfolio has cut its sales and earnings forecast for the second time this financial year as it expects singe-digit growth.

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Review: Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch A124 (January 2024)

Drinkhacker

2024’s first special edition version of Larceny Barrel Proof is here, as always a cask strength wheated bourbon, no age statement. Larceny Barrel Proof always tends toward sweeter exuberance, and this release is no different, featuring a big bomb of butterscotch and vanilla, garnished with a curl of lemon peel. Toasty oak notes build as the whiskey develops in glass, tempering the sweetness with some savory elements.

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