VIBE Conference Presents 2017 VIBE Vista Award Winners

Caesars Entertainment took home the 2017 VIBE Vista Award for Best Spirits Program.

SAN DIEGO–VIBE Conference, the premiere on-premise beverage conference for beverage executives, recognized the top beverage programs for hotels, cruise lines, casinos and multi-unit chain restaurants on Tuesday, Feb. 28, during the 2017 Vista Awards at its annual conference held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

VIBE Vista Awards recognize the top performers in the beverage industry through the creation, training, execution, management and on-going positive results of beverage programs. Entries were reviewed by a panel of Johnson & Wales University beverage faculty, staff and alumni and were judged on positive beverage sales initiatives, efficient operational innovations and training and service programs producing high quality standards.

This year’s VIBE Vista Award winners include:


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Hotels, Cruise Lines and Casinos Award Winners:

  • Best Beer Program

Norwegian Cruise Line


  • Best Spirits Program sponsored by Campari America

Caesars Entertainment Corporation


  • Best Wine Program

Norwegian Cruise Line


  • Best Beverage Menu Program sponsored by Back Bar USA

MGM Resorts International


  • Best Single Event Program sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Omni Hotels & Resorts


  • Best Responsible Alcohol Service Program sponsored by National Restaurant Association

Interstate Hotels & Resorts


  • Best Alcohol Free Program sponsored by Monin Gourmet Flavorings

Loews Hotels and Resorts


  • Best Promotion Program sponsored by Patrón Spirits Company

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts


  • Best Overall sponsored by Fetzer Vineyard

Caesars Entertainment Corporation


Multi-Unit Chain Restaurant Award Winners:

  • Best Beer Program sponsored by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Yard House Restaurants


  • Best Spirits Program sponsored by Brown-Forman

Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern


  • Best Wine Program sponsored by Foley Family Wines

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House


  • Best Adult Alcohol Free Program sponsored by Red Bull North America

            Buffalo Wild Wings


  • Best Beverage Menu Program sponsored by Constellation Brands

Mellow Mushroom


  • Best Single Event Program sponsored by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Morton’s The Steakhouse


  • Best Responsible Alcohol Service Program sponsored by National Restaurant Association

AMC Theatres

  • Best Promotion sponsored by Infinium Spirits

AMC Theatres


  • Best Overall sponsored by New Belgium Brewing

Rusty Bucket Restaurants and Tavern


About VIBE Conference:

VIBE Conference, a division of Boston, Massachusetts based Nightclub & Bar Media Group, is the premier event for chain and hotel adult beverage executives and suppliers. The top on-premise conference is held annually and involves high-level content, tastings and networking opportunities. The 2018 conference will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina Feb. 26 to Feb. 28. In conjunction with VIBE Conference is a bi-weekly newsletter covering the latest industry trends, insights, news and more. (

About Johnson & Wales University:

Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 16,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, RI; North Miami, FL; Denver, CO; and Charlotte, NC. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, education, nutrition, hospitality, physician assistant studies, engineering and design. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal growth. The university’s impact is global, with alumni from 119 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit

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