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The Check Out: Weekly News Bites For Restaurants July 8th

Every Friday Uncorkd finds the most interesting restaurant and beverage industry news that had us talking. Here are must-read articles from July 2nd  – July 8th.

Wine News

The Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards were released this week. The three-tiered awards honor restaurants whose wine programs offer interesting selections that compliment the cuisine they serve while explore truly unique wine expressions.

Uncorkd is proud to work to work with several restaurants whose dedication to wine and service was honored by the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence this year. Congratulations to:

Copper Door

Fin Seafood

Final Cut Steakhouse Toledo

Jag’s Steak and Seafood

Mitchell’s Ocean Club

Red Circle Inn

The Aerie at Snowbird

The Palate Food + Wine Bar

Vino at Trio’s

Spirit and Cocktail News

Kavalan’s whisky taste wonderful and the barrel expression they create are innovative. Seriously, have a glass. Have a whole bottle. The young Taiwanese distillery only opened in 2006, but it’s already producing some of the world’s best whisky. Eater has a great profile on Kavalan and it’s origin story. Read the story. Then stock your bar with the whisky. Your customers will thank you.

We’ve written about how summertime is the perfect cocktail season. Here are more cocktail ideas for summer. And more than that, these summer cocktails are perfect for batching and our constructed with large quantities in mind.

Beer News

Beer sales’ growth has gone a bit flat in 2016. But beer is still doing really well. Beer sales through June are only up .5% over last year for the same period. But the explosive growth of the segment, lead by craft beer, was going to be impossible to keep up with.

Restaurant News

Are you looking to branch out on your own and open your own restaurant? It’s admirable. But it’s also risky. Hedge your bets before you place them by learning how to write a restaurant business plan to impress investors.


Kyle Thacker