Top wines beers spirits winter 2015 2016

Top Trending Alcoholic Drinks Added to Menus this Winter

Ah, we’re still in the middle of winter and restaurant traffic has slowed down from the holidays. The dust has settled from January and it’s time to start making some changes to your beverage menus. But what new wines should you add to your wine list? What are the latest craft beers trending on beer lists? And what are some interesting spirits that restaurants have been adding behind the bar? We have the answers and some ideas for new additions to your menus.

We pulled the data from Uncorkd to see what alcoholic beverages (wines, beers, and spirits) have been added most to menus over the last three months. Some of these are menu staples, some are new/seasonal releases and some we found just surprising and worth taking a taste to add to your beverage program.

Top Wines Being Added to Restaurant Wine Lists

  1. 2013 Cakebread Chardonnay
  2. 2012 Duckhorn Napa Merlot
  3. 2013 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon
  4. 2013 Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay
  5. 2014 Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc
  6. 2011 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
  7. 2012 Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon
  8. 2014 Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir
  9. 2006 Dom Perignon
  10. 2013 Clos du Bois North Coast Merlot
  11. 2014 Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay
  12. 2012 Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon
  13. 2013 Justin Cabernet Sauvignon
  14. 2012 Stags Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon
  15. 2014 Orin Swift The Prisoner

Top Craft Beers Added to Restaurant Menus

  1. Lagunitas IPA
  2. Not Your Father’s Root Beer
  3. Samuel Adams Winter Lager
  4. Yuenling Traditional Lager
  5. Fat Tire
  6. Red Stripe
  7. New Belgium Ben & Jerry’s Salted Caramel Brownie Ale
  8. Ladyface Blind Ambition
  9. New Belgium Accumulation White IPA

Top Interesting and Trending Spirits Added at Restaurants

  1. Pappy Van Winkle Straight Bourbon Whiskey 10 Year
  2. Brenne Single Malt Whiskey
  3. High West American Prairie Bourbon
  4. Germain-Robin, Heirloom Apple Brandy
  5. Cody Road Iowa Bourbon
Josh Saunders

Josh Saunders

Josh is the Founder and CEO of Uncorkd. In addition to helping restaurants on their beverage programs, Josh enjoys cooking, craft beer, and wine. He resides in Chicago, Illinois with his wife and baby daughter and loves trying new restaurants and bars in the city.
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