Beverage trends spilling into the restaurant industry


Coffee morphs into dessert

Upsell the standard cup of joe by cross-utilizing coffee in desserts.


Apple blossoms

With the rising popularity of cider, enthusiasts are devoting entire concepts to the versatile brew.

High-craft riffs are creating new revenue and profit opportunities.

To age spirits more efficiently, one mixologist commandeered a piece of kitchen equipment.

A choice of more than 40 flavored syrups, 25 candies, five fresh fruits and other seasonal ingredients awaits customers coming into Cheeburger Cheeburger for a customized shake.

Intrepid consumers are venturing into new beverage alcohol territory.

As the volume trend softens, consumers spark increased competition among premium beer, wine and spirits for drink orders in restaurants and bars.

Some changes are afoot in the wine industry, according to a recent survey conducted by Wine Intelligence. The study polled leading wine professionals from around the world on what they expect to see in the wine industry over the next 20 years.

From the opening piano chords, it sounds like a nostalgic ad for Coke. Video clips show a ’50s soda fountain and a mom shopping.

The adult beverage industry is using technology, new packaging and fresh ingredients to entice imbibers in 2013. According to extensive industry research by Technomic and its team of experts, these are the top 10 trends to watch in 2013:

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