Don't you just hate it when you travel somewhere on business....and, when you get there, you find there's a #CraftBeer Week
That's what attendees to this week's NRA Show
in Chicago are finding. We know, we know....it's tough duty. But, hey...somebody has to do it.
Seriously, Chicago Craft Beer Week
is an effort to promote the great brewers, breweries, brewpubs, craft beer serving bars and the beer loving community in the greater Chicago area. Brought to you by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, Chicago Craft Beer Week 2013 last for eleven days - May 16-26th and will be held at venues all over the Chicago area. From beer dinners to tap takeovers, from Lincoln Park to Bridgeport, we hope to help you find out just how great Chicago Craft Beer really is. to check out the list of scheduled events and venues, go here:http://chibeerweek.com/schedule/
Holy Craft! It's in all the papers!
And, for those attending the NRA Show at McCormick Convention Center, this would also be a great time to check out the great beer glass selections from people like Libbey
, Cardinal Glass
, Oneida/Anchor Hocking, Steelite
, Luigi Bormioli from Bauscher USA
, and Duralex
. We know you realize the importance of having the right glass to give your guests the best beer experience possible. But, in case you need a little refresher course, here's a great - and short - video from CraftBeer.comA week that lasts eleven days! Love it!
| |Plumm Glassware
, out of Australia, forms the main elements in this innovative lighting chandelier designed by Plumm "ambassador"
and industrial designer Jean-Pierre Biasol
. What a great way to showcase the clarity and creativeness of the Plumm
glassware line! We're quite happy to have stumbled upon such an inspirational use of a product so prevalent throughout the hospitality industry.
And, what terrific branding for the Plumm
For more information on the Plumm
line, go here: http://www.plumm.com/
For more information on Jean-Pierre Biasol
, go here: http://www.biasol.com.au/
Plumm's Vintage REDb
Oneida's new product introductions at this year's NRA Show, including Schonwald's new CONNECT RADIAL dinnerware.
, global leader in designing the dining experience, will showcase a new and extensive collection of banquetware pieces at the 2013 National Restaurant Show. “Our Oneida Banquetware collection is designed to enhance creative culinary presentations. This innovative new collection allows food and beverage teams more freedom to stage innovative events that include food storage, beverage dispensers, serving platforms, risers, pillars and bamboo accessories. Inspired by compelling design styles including a less-is-more Bauhaus positioning, and innovative geometric Art Deco shapes, the Oneida Buffet Collection is a compelling compliment to our tabletop portfolio”,
stated Umberto Filice, Senior Vice President of North American Sales
New product introductions will also be featured in Drinkware, Dinnerware, and Flatware positioned effectively within the prevailing design, food and lifestyle trends in the market.
FLAME™, new from Stölzle, features the fluid graceful profiles of fire. Emotional and organic, this lux shape delivers visual excitement. The pure tactile satisfaction of these dramatic tapers, with shear rims, maximizes the fine dining experience.
CELEBRATION™, new from Stölzle, is both sophisticated and mainstream. This elegant shape features a drawn stem, and sheer fire polished rim. Exceptional brilliance that is enhanced by seamless stems clearly distinguishes this classic.
SAHARA™, new from Sant’Andrea focuses the culinary visual using textural terracing. Framing each piece with movement and organic texture, this fine porcelain shape speaks to culinary creativity with a voice that merges with our natural world.
CONNECT RADIAL™, new from Schönwald, captures a modern linear spirit. Concentric and crisp, the visual created inspires precision and radial perfection. Clearly upscale, with a range of clean and sleek shapes enhanced using subtle refinement of axis.
New SAHARA from Sant ' Andrea is just one of the many new products form Oneida Foodservice.
VERGE™ creates an aesthetic that draws from the folded surfaces of origami. Each gleamingly polished surface suggests jeweled facets of reflective energy. Unique and textural sculpture in 18/10, define creativity on the tabletop.
PERPETUA™ is clean and sleek, modern and understated. High-lux mirror polishing reminds us that flatware is jewelry for the table. Formed from solid 18/10 stainless steel of the highest quality, PERPETUA’s form follows its function.
presents UNIE, glassware designed to create a memorable presentation for beer tastings at the bar or the table.
Made in France of tempered glass, these glasses raise the bar in beer tastings -- offering clarity and durability for years. An artisanal crafted beer should be presented in a scratch-free, ultra-clear drinking glass. UNIE from Duralex
offers this enduring transparency, revealing the complexity and beauty of a sensational beer.
glassware, the mainstay of bistros and taverns in Europe, withstands the rigors of constant use. Duralex
owes its birth to the industrial patent for molded, tempered glass, developed in 1939 in the La Chapelle Saint-Mesmin factory. This industrial process gives glassware perfect transparency and lasting clarity, and makes it practically unbreakable. The tempered glasses are equally suitable for cold or hot drinks, conveniently stackable, impact and chip resistant, microwave-proof and dishwasher-safe. Duralex
is the only glass manufacturing company that manufacturers all of its products in France.
To view more Duralex
products, go here: http://food-service.duralexusa.com/
Like all Luigi Bormioli collections, ATELIER embodies Italy’s gusto for the good things of the earth - our wines and foods that are uniquely Italian, but loved the world over.
ATELIER has an extensive collection of graceful glasses whose angled bowls add interest to the design and more surface for refracting light through beverages.
ATELIER is a glassware collection with a contemporary design conceived for specific wines suitable for an elegant “mise en place”.
Understanding the practicalities of the restaurant business, Luigi Bormioli made sure the curving point of the bowl in ATELIER’s shape would provide high resistance to shocks and also indicates the proper pouring level.
In addition to its wide range of wineglasses, ATELIER from Luigi Bormioli
also has an extensive range of matching barware and tumblers, each with the distinctive bowl shape so identified with the ATELIER line.
Since February of this year, Luigi Bormioli
has been available to the North American hospitality market from Bauscher USA
. With a wide range of top quality tabletop products from Luigi Bormioli
, and Tafelstern Porcelain
can meet the needs of the most demanding hotel or restaurant menu.
Choosing the right cocktail glass with host Robert Hess from the Small Screen Network.
Quick video which emphasizes the idea of glassware elevating the cocktail experience.
Beer in Belgium is more than just a drink – it is interwoven into Belgian culture and tradition. A country the size of Maryland brewing over 800 different beers is a sign of a country that takes its beer seriously. Connoisseurs favor Belgian beers for their remarkable variety, flavor and character. Likewise, the Belgian people embrace the fact that using proper glassware enhances a beer’s aroma, flavor and presentation, maximizing the beer-drinking experience.
With the same passion as Belgian’s bring to beer, Libbey Glassware
has introduced the new Belgian Beer glasses.
Whether serving a traditional Belgian Abbey Dubbel, Tripel, Golden Ale, or Stout, Libbey’s
new BELGIAN BEER glasses provide a great presentation. Available in 13 oz. and 16 oz. capacities, the large rounded bowl and inward-tapering top capture the rich flavors and subtle nuances, taking the drinking experience to the next level. The unique design of Libbey's
BELGIAN BEER glasses is also perfectly appropriate for serving other stronger beers, such as Imperial Stout, Strong Ale, Barley Wine or Doppelbock.
If craft beer is the way beer is supposed to be, then Libbey
has done an extraordinary job of producing the glassware that craft beer should be served in.
Check out the full line of craft beer glassware from Libbey
and the full collection of other hospitality tabletop products by going here:http://foodservice.libbey.com/
A visit to a Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
to learn about trends in restaurant guest wine experience, lead to a discovery of a different type. Fleming's
offers 100 wines by the glass, a unique Wine Flight tasting program, and a world-class list of reserve wines ....all served up in a list that is accessed via a small iPad tablet. All VERY
cool. It's no wonder that Fleming's
is an industry benchmark when it comes to the guest wine eperience. That's why we wanted to learn more...
The real surprise was the wineglass that Fleming's
uses for both whites and reds. Expecting one of the larger, more well known brands of wineglasses to be shown to us, we were impressed to discover Masterpiece Crystal
wineglasses on the table at Fleming's
Masterpiece Crystal is a smaller, more boutique-type maker of crystal & glassware and they have been doing it in West Virginia for more than 80 years. In fact, their entire line is 100% American made. Here's a video that shows more about Masterpiece and the craftsmanship that goes into each mouth-blown wineglass:
If Masterpiece Crystal
can help a great wine-focused chain like Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
enhance their guests' wine experience, we're pretty sure they can help your restaurant, as well.
To learn more about Masterpiece Crystal
and their range of wine glasses and other drinkware, go here:http://www.masterpiececrystal.com/
Luigi Bormioli's VINOTEQUE has bowl shapes for a wide range of wine varietals.
One immediate result of its partnership with Bauscher USA
is that Luigi Bormioli
ghas increased its offering of both wineglasses and barware to North American hotel and restaurant customers.
Now, from Luigi Bormioli
comes the VINOTEQUE range of stemglasses has been designed to fully satisfy the 5 senses: sound, sight, smell, taste and touch. Each wine varietal has unique sensory properties and, for this reason, each wine must be served in a proper shaped wineglass in order to enhance its characteristics. The main function of Luigi Bormioli's
VINOTEQUE wineglasses are to balance the various sensations provided by each type of wine.Bauscher USA President Jeffrey Heaney
comments, "The reaction to pairing the Luigi Bormioli with our Bauscher/Hepp and Tafelstern/WMF dinnerware and flatware products has been tremendous. Existing Luigi Bormioli customers also like having our other products as options since they are so complimentary."
VINOTEQUE'S shape and dimensions are the result of studies and scientific research on the organoleptic appreciation of aromas and on the physical conditions and characteristics that enables the glass to enhance their perception.
With VINOTEQUE from Luigi Bormioli, hospitality industry customers have a wide range of professional, elegant, and robust wineglasses with high sensorial perception for the tasting of all kinds of wines:
• Shapes and sizes designed as a result of scientific studies, to maximize the olfactory and taste perception of wines.
• Tested by Centro Studi Assaggiatori using the Advanced Big Sensory Test® and the Analogic-Affective Big Sensory Test®.
• Made in High-Tech Blown Crystal Glass with high resistance to breakage.
other standard products such as Lucaris Crystal, Studio William flatware, Chelsea glassware, and dKe dinnerware. Supplying the entire tabletop, MCIC has built quite a following in an incredibly short period of time. The new website also has a downloadable version of the MCIC 2013 catalog.
Great products, great people....and now, a great new site.
The Lucaris BLISS series of crystal wineglasses has been a hit for MCIC since the very beginning.
To see the new website from Merchandise Connection International Corp
and learn more about their wide portfolio of products, go here: http://www.merchandiseconn.com/