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VIBE Conference Presents 2017 VIBE Vista Award Winners

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:

Hotels, Cruise Lines and Casinos Award Winners:
  • Best Beer Program
    Norwegian Cruise Line

  • Best Spirits Program sponsored by Campari America
    Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Vibe Awards 2017 - Norwegian Cruise Lines - Best Wine Program

  • 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

Vibe Awards 2017

  • 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

Vibe Awards 2017 - Morton's

  • 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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