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From the Editor and Spotlight

Our springtime cover story is with Angela Kuzma. Angela is Vice President of Global Operations, Restaurant and Bars, for Marriott International. IMI Spotlight: The Marriott Team – Jason...

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A View From the Summit

Publisher's letter by Don Billings. This fall in the Mix along with iMi Agency produced and presented our fourth B4 Summit, and our base camp was the iconic Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado...

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Publisher’s Letter

What happens when you have poorly trained bar and server staff? First, it leads to lost sales, profits and traffic. Let’s look at it from the big picture view.

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Bacon and Bourbon

Like Bourbon, bacon has yet to reach the zenith of its popularity, and for good reason. Few cuts of any meat are so versatile to be eaten solo or added to any sandwich, soup, casserole...

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10 Fantastic Beverage Flavor Finds

The Latest Ingredients Bartenders Are Using To Make a Beverage Pop Courtesy of Flavor & The Menu | by Robin Schempp In recent years, top bartenders have become so proficient and...

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CORE Silent Auction

CORE is honored and excited to once again be the official charity of the VIBE Conference 2017, happening in beautiful San Diego, CA from February 28-March 1, 2017! VIBE has consistently...

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Ten Cocktail Trends

By Warren Bobrow, October 28, 2016 1. Bars within bars Don’t call them speakeasies. The veil of secrecy separating two different bar experiences under one roof is simply a means...

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Blowing Smoke Over Road Safety

Politicians target alcohol offenders while ignoring distracted driver carnage By Rick Berman, October 4, 2016 Politicians are masters of the art of looking good independent of doing...

Volume Winter 2018



Eataly Opens 37th Concept in Las Vegas

Eataly, recently opening its doors inside Park MGM, is a 40,000-square-foot retail and dining concept famous for its restaurants, cafes and fine Italian retail offerings, with portions of...



Spring Into a New Wave of Cocktail Trends

You won’t find flowers or bugs just in your backyard anymore, as these ingredients are increasingly showing up on cocktail menus and in alcoholic beverage products. Flowers and bugs can be...


Seasonal Spring Cocktails from Monin

Monin is constantly creating new, trendy and classic recipes for you to add to your drink lists. For autumn, they offer these aesthetically pleasing and flavorsome cocktails.



Calera: A Sense of Place

To know Calera and get a sense of its wines, you should first know the pioneer of the Mt. Harlan American Viticultural Area, Josh Jensen.


Wine Service Challenges

A number of restaurant wine experiences in the past six months gave rise to this article. Complaints about the level or quality of service are nothing new, especially as it becomes...


The Road to Prohibition

By the 1850s, the average person was still drinking five gallons of alcohol a year – nearly five times as much as an American today. How did this love of imbibing and the struggle to find...


This and That

A look at recent stories of interest. Boisset Collection announced its purchase of Oakville Grocery, Dogs, A New Defense Against the Dreaded Cork Taint, The End of Plastic Cutlery, Plates...