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Creating a Successful Wine List for Your Bar or Restaurant
Creating an effective, successful wine list is paramount to achieving profit with your wine sales. Learn how to create a wine list that offers uncomplicated and attractive wine options to suit every one of your guests.
Tips for Delivering Professional Wine Service in the Restaurant
When a guest orders a bottle of wine, the server or sommelier must present the wine at the table. As with many professional serving techniques, there is a proper method of serving wine that follows standards of wine and service etiquette. Learn the proper way to serve and present a bottle of wine in the restaurant in order to impress guests.
How to Buy a Bar Blender
Not all blenders are created equal, and some are better for bars than others. Learn how to choose the blender that makes the most sense for your bar operation.
Types of Beer
Learn the basic types of beer and how they differ, as well as how they might be served in a restaurant or bar.
Wine Basics for the Bartender
Drinking wine does not require much knowledge or practice at all; however, serving wine in a restaurant requires knowledge of the basics, at least. Learn about the different types of wine, as well as wine glassware.
Major Types of Red and White Wine
Wine is most easily recognized and classified as red wine or white wine, and although this arrangement makes sense, be sure not to overlook the many varietals and blends within each segment. Learn more here about the major types of wine.
Fundamentals of Wine Glassware
The size and shape of wine glasses can affect the overall taste and experience of drinking wine. Hence, wine experts are sure to choose the most appropriate glass for the specific type of wine. Learn about wine glassware and how to choose the right stuff.
Wine Storage Recommendations
Like any alcohol, wine needs to be properly stored for the best taste once it is opened. Be aware of temperature and exposure to light and heat while storing wine. Learn more here.
What it Takes to Be a Professional Bartender
Working as a bartender can be glamorous, exciting and fun, but it takes more than a pretty face and the gift of gab to make it as a paid bartender.
Serving Organic Wine in Your Bar or Restaurant
There are several benefits and drawbacks to organic wine. Learn about them and decide for yourself whether or not to add organic wine to your restaurant or bar menu.
Essential Bar Equipment for the Bar or Restaurant
There are 10 essential items that no bar should be without. Learn what those items are and why they are so important.
Top 8 Commercial Bar Blenders
No bar is complete without a commercial bar blender to make mixed drinks. Learn about the 10 most popular bar blenders and select the right one for your business.
How to Create Profitable Signature Drinks in Your Bar or Restaurant
There are many bars out there, and a lot of them have the same things to offer, from the same beers on tap to the same basic cocktails. Set your business apart with your own signature cocktails—and make money doing it.
Maintaining a Problem-Free Tap System
Draft beer can offer a great product and good profit potential to any bar or restaurant, but only if the draft system is properly maintained. Learn how to keep your draft system fully operational.
Top Ten Tips for Running a Successful Bar
Learn the most important things about running a successful bar operation, from training staff to maintaining commercial bar equipment.
Hosting a Wine Tasting at Your Bar or Restaurant
People often want to try out a new bar or restaurant without committing to an entire meal or an entire bottle of wine. Offer guests a way to try several types of wines in a relaxed, guided setting that will not break the bank.
How to Pour the Perfect Draft Beer
Draft beer can be a big selling point for many guests looking for something special at a bar or restaurant. However, there are more ways to pour a tap beer poorly than there are to do it right. Learn how to do it the right way every time.
How to Host a Cocktail Party
Cocktail parties can be a great way to host business associates, reconnecting with old friends or celebrating a special occasion. Learn how to host a memorable cocktail party.
Liquor Laws and Licensing for Your Bar or Restaurant
Running a bar or a bar within a restaurant requires that all local liquor laws are followed, and all necessary licenses are obtained and kept current. Learn how to navigate your local laws and keep your beverage business legal from the very beginning.
How to Price Alcoholic Beverages in Your Bar or Restaurant
Alcoholic beverages are typically the profit centers of bars, pubs and restaurants, and pricing beverages accordingly can create the right margin as well as a strong rapport with customers.
Creating a Successful Draft Beer Program in Your Bar or Restaurant
Draft beer sales vary from bar to bar, sometimes bringing in a lot of profit and sometimes bringing in mostly happy hour sales. Learn how to find the most success from your beers on tap.
Creating a Profitable Food Menu for Your Bar
Many bars offer food, but not all bars research the type of food they should carry for the best profit and most return customers. Consider these suggestions when creating a bar food menu.
Five Tips for Making the Most of Your Beer Sales
Beer sales represent a good portion of total alcohol sales for many bars, but beer may not be the most profitable item. Learn how to get the most profit out of your beer sales while still giving the customers a great product at a great price.
Basic Tips for Home Bar Design
The home bar is a versatile installment. Learn about basic structure and design of the home bar in this first of a four-part series of articles.
Essential Supplies for the Beer Lover
The home bar is a versatile installment. Learn about basic equipment and supplies for your beer-focused home bar in this second of a four-part series of articles.
Essential Supplies for the Wine Lover
Your home bar can be the perfect place for serving wine to your friends and family. Learn about basics of the home wine bar in this third of a four-part series of articles.
Essential Supplies for the Cocktail Lover
Your home bar is the central place in your home for making drinks. Learn about all the relative cocktail supplies and ingredients in this fourth of a four-part series of articles.
Learn some of the most traditional and popular cocktail recipes that you can create for guests in your own home.
Choosing a Speed Rail
An innocuous looking thing, a speed rail or speed rack is one of the most important pieces of bar back equipment. Carefully choosing the location, size and accessories of your speed rail can greatly improve the speed and efficiency of your bartenders.
Types of Whiskey Glasses
It is criminal to try to serve whiskey in just any old glass. Learn which glasses provide the proper whiskey drinking experience for any given situation.
A Carpenter's Guide to Beverage Service Ideas for the Home
Having a wide selection of beverage service supplies at the home can makes parties and get-togethers a fun, satisfying, and thirst-quenching experience.
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