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  1. Checking in on the Wine on Tap Trend

    As a customer at a restaurant or a bar, it’s a bit disappointing to find out you can’t order a glass of your favorite wine because it’s only sold by the bottle. For operators, they would love to help mitigate this disappointment. In fact, restaurants and bars would love to offer every single wine on their list by the glass: if wine is the item with the highest markup, single glasses score even higher profits.

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  2. Four Reasons to Use a Low-Profile Keg Coupler in Your Beverage Program

    Your beverage program is all set to serve draft beer, draft cocktails, or wine on tap. You’ve got the kegs, but they are locked by a keg valve. In order to extract these beverages from the kegs, you need the “key” to that lock. That key is a keg coupler. And the right coupler can unlock your beverage program’s full potential.

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  3. An Intro to Mead: The Oldest Craft Beverage That's Making a Comeback

    Tasting mead is quite literally tasting history. Over time, it has been the drink choice of kings, the nectar of the gods, and a literary staple. Mead is a craft beverage that is growing in popularity across the United States. See why this honey-based drink is back to creating a buzz in the beverage industry.

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  4. The 1917 Vintage: What Wines Were Like 100 Years Ago

    Though bars were still hopping in the United States in 1917 before our nation entered the throes of World War I, across the pond in Europe things were quite different. The continent was in upheaval as the war raged on, and in some of the world’s most recognizable wine regions, things weren’t much better. What were wines like 100 years ago?

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  5. A Quick Look at the Latest Wine Vintage Charts

    Though it's a bit too early to know exactly how the 2016 vintage will turn out, thanks to experts like Robert Parker and the Wine Enthusiast, we're starting to get some ideas of what the last several years have brought in terms of quality wines from around the world.

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  6. Rosé 101: A Brief Intro to Pink Wine

    Nothing says the arrival of summer like a crisp bottle of rosé. And according to a report from Beverage Dynamics, this trend is growing exponentially across the United States.

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  7. Why Restaurants Should Serve Wine by the Glass (the Right Way)

    Wines by the glass are an important part of any beverage program, particularly because they don't require customers to make full commitments to a bottle. But what are the benefits received by the restaurant or foodservice operation, and what are the challenges?

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  8. Anatomy and Physiology of the Perlick 630SS Faucet

    The most important result of a beer or wine faucet is getting a perfect pour. This maximizes the return on your beer and wine investment, and it keeps your customers happy. But how does a faucet help deliver these results?

    UNIQUE DESIGN

    Perlick's 630SS Forward Sealing Faucet utilizes a revolutionary ball and floating front seal design to prevent beer and wine from being exposed to air. The handle lever doesn't stick, and there is no mold or bacteria buildup within the body of the faucet. In addition, a more vertical spout angle allows thorough draining after each pour, meaning there's no horizontal area for beer to collect.

    SOLID CONSTRUCTION

    The 630SS Forward Sealing Faucet from Perlick is constructed with 304 sanitary stainless steel that won't pit or tarnish. Its polished interior provides smooth flow, less agitation, and less foaming. It works for wine as well as beer and won't taint the flavor of either. As for maintenance,

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