Tag Archives: Beverage

Raise A Glass To Apples

Nothing compares to the simple delight of biting into a fresh apple – unless it’s sipping on a beverage bursting with fresh apple flavor. Whether it’s an infused tea, a culinary-inspired cocktail, or handcrafted soda, apples have found a home in the beverage space. Getting Crafty From craft cocktail establishments to restaurants elevating their bar programs, adult beverages are getting ...

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Artisan Beverage Service

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Tableside artisan beverage service is gaining popularity as a renewed profit center, and many restaurants are capitalizing on the impact it can have on the guest experience. Operators can enhance hospitality by serving housemade biscotti or warm ricotta beignets with alternative drink options such as infused fresh cider or French press chai tea. Chefs can also get creative and embrace ...

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How to Pair Wine with Seafood

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Pairing wine with fish or seafood can be daunting. Yes, white wines are generally the right choice—but which ones? From flaky tilapia to steak-like swordfish, there is a range of potential wine pairings. Beyond just the choice of fish, the sauce and fish preparation affects what tastes best when pairing wine with fish. Here are some quick rules when serving ...

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Winter Beverage Trends

In the quest to be hip and on trend, the modern craft cocktail movement, artisan beers, drink recipes with 15 ingredients, and molecular mixology are as popular as some of the retro classics that are returning. Here are 10 of the upcoming bar beverage trends to whet your whistle: 1. “Mad Men”-style vintage cocktails are making a come back. Classics ...

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How to Upsell Beverages with Brunch

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What’s the one thing that all the classic brunch beverages have in common? They are all made with food. Add orange juice to champagne, and you have a mimosa. Add peach puree to prosecco, you have a Bellini. And the Bloody Mary, well, that’s essentially a liquid garden. What makes these beverages so exciting (aside from the fact that we’re ...

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5 Ways to Increase Beer Sales

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How do we sell more craft beer to our customers? By making it an exciting experience, of course. And we do this by pairing, which reveals hidden flavors and interactions in both food and drink. There is plenty of sophistication in beer pairing. A good pairing should… Make use of commonalities in flavor and aroma. Create harmonies by pairing a ...

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The Craft Beer Craze

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In the last five years, craft beer has made it onto the menu. Its amazing capacity to pair with all kinds of foods has made beer-and-food tasting events multiply exponentially—just look at the jumbo monthly lists on beerfestivals.org. Beer may actually be more food-friendly than wine is. Winemakers, after all, have one ingredient to play with: grapes. Two, if you ...

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5 Wine and Salad Pairing Ideas for Your Menu

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Here’s a list of some of  the most popular salads and wine pairing ideas to go with them: 1. Cobb Salad With smoky bacon, creamy avocado, tangy blue cheese, and juicy tomatoes, Cobb salad pairs well with a variety of wines. A bottle of fragrant Gewürztraminer contrasts with salty, creamy notes, while an earthy pinot noir enhances the meaty bacon. ...

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How to Pair Wine with Salads

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Today’s salads are main events, full of vibrant colors and dimensions of flavor. When built with the right ingredients, they can be the perfect partners for a full range of wines, from crisp Sauvignon Blanc to buttery Chardonnay to earthy Côtes du Rhône. Even off-dry Rieslings and Gewürztraminers can match salads that have sweet notes. 1. Lose the Acid but ...

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How to Pair Wines with Sauces

How to Pair Wine with Sauces

Need some help pairing wine with sauces? Look no further, here’s a quick guide! 1. Zesty Sauces Beurre blanc, lemon, lime, and vinegar-based sauces Try lighter, zestier white wines and wines with more herbal and savory characteristics: Sauvignon Blanc White Bordeaux Grenache Blanc   2. Herb Sauces Basil, parsley, mint, cilantro, dill, capers, and cucumber Look for wines with herbaceous ...

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