Bar, nightclub and restaurant operators, managers, bartenders and other staff members have a lot to keep tabs on. From every day operations tasks to new product releases to spirit, beer, wine, cocktail and food trends, keeping on top of bar and nightlife news each week can be a project in and of itself.
That’s where we come in. To make things that much easier for you we’ve put together a detailed rundown of what happened this week that you should know. You need to know what international products are finally being distributed throughout America, what innovations are being made in glassware and bar and kitchen products, what and when music streaming services are featuring a new album, and so much more. In life, knowledge is power. In this business, knowledge is dollars.
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A powerful impact from powerful women.
Pristine spring water from the Coppola family’s Inglenook property located in Napa Valley and select artisanal spirits are proofed with the pristine spring water of Coppola's historic Inglenook property botanicals and grapes from other family-owned properties will enhance each Great Women spirit. Guests of Francis Ford Coppola Winery's RUSTIC restaurant and Pool Cafe can try Great Women Spirits cocktails now; the line will launch officially on October 10 – Ada Lovelace Day – at Cafe Zoetrope.
Mind your A’s and P’s.
“P” is available in two distinct versions, Barlett and D’Anjou, each made with their namesake pear varietals. Barlett is the bolder of the two pear brandies, with a nose of fresh cut hay, crisp morning air and classic pear. D’Anjou is soft and subtle on the nose with notes of late harvested pears. Whereas “P” Bartlett is light and medium-dry with bright, crisp and fresh-cut pear on the palate, “P” D’Anjou is light-bodied, semi-dry and juicy, and delivers flavors of autumn spices. All three brandies are expected to sell out, so make your inquiries and purchases now.
Liquid alchemy made simple.
- rokz Bloody Mary Infusion: chili peppers, sun-dried tomato, garlic, horseradish, peppercorns and spices;
- rokz Margarita Infusion: ginger, vanilla and citrus blend;
- rokz Mojito Infusion: cranberries, hop petals and citrus; and
- rokz Gin and Tonic Infusion: rose petals, fennel and black peppercorns.
Everything is bigger in Iowa.
Would a cherry wood if a cherry wood could?
The result of Master Distiller Chris Morris’ selection of this modified grain and expert craftsmanship is deep caramel, brown sugar and dark chocolate layered with notes of cherry jam and “nutty crumbles dusted with wood spice” on the nose. On the palate, Cherry Wood Smoked Barley delivers intense flavors of smoked almond and malt with cherry pie filling and a bit of caramel, finishing long with the smoked almond notes fading to cherry jam. Weighing in at 90.4 proof, Cherry Wood Smoked Barley will be available in select markets in the United States and overseas starting in November.
“Wild” is an understatement.
H41 is a win-win proposition for your bar as it will appeal to beer drinkers who are constantly on the lookout for what’s new and what’s next and guests who are less keen to step out of their comfort zones. This limited edition Wild Lager, part of Heineken’s Lager Explorations series, is characterized by a fuller, more intense taste, and flavors of spice balanced by subtle fruit notes.