Kegs: Tap into the Benefits

As graduation season wraps up, we can’t help but reminisce on our college nights spent huddled around the keg at a party. But just like this year’s graduates, kegs are making the jump from frat party staple to more sophisticated possibilities. These days, on-tap beverage dispensing has opened up a promising future for the beverage [...]

How to Prevent Beverage Theft in Your Venue

According to The National Restaurant Association, employee theft accounts for 75% of restaurant inventory losses. The numbers don’t lie – beverage theft is a very real problem. But, the industry as a whole has been slow to offer the right solutions. HOW TO GAUGE THEFT IN YOUR VENUE The first step to solving any problem [...]

By | 2017-06-21T13:14:57+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Beverage Industry Problems, Loss Series, Theft|0 Comments

Why You Should Offer Multiple Pour Sizes

Have you ever been to an ice cream parlor that offers samples to help you choose your flavor? They understand that purchasing a full serving is a commitment. The same logic applies to beverages, where one size doesn’t fit all. Imagine a toddler with a large cup of Coke, or a couple being served tiny [...]

By | 2017-06-23T11:47:11+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Beverage Industry Problems|0 Comments

How Overpouring Drains Profits and 4 Ways to Plug the Leaks in Your Venue

F&B managers, restaurant owners, and Bar Rescue junkies are all too familiar with overpouring. According to Hotel Business Review, “Shrinkage accounts for $10 billion in losses annually” for bars in the US. When it comes to any kind of beverage, the amount you’re serving needs to be exact. Overpouring is often unintentional The most common [...]

By | 2017-06-21T13:15:26+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Beverage Industry Problems, Loss Series, Overpouring|0 Comments

The Carbon Footprint of a Bottle of Wine

THERE'S MORE TO A CARBON FOOTPRINT THAN TRASH Know the Flow calculated the carbon footprint of a bottle of wine and found it’s around 1.28kg CO2. That’s about the same as driving 3 miles in a Honda Accord. When talking about wine, the discussion typically revolves around region, vintage, or a particular vintner. Rarely does [...]

By | 2017-06-05T14:22:32+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Beverage Industry Problems, Green Series|1 Comment

Why the Beverage Industry Needs Internet of Things (IoT) Technology

WE WERE TECHNOLOGY PEOPLE. THEN WE WERE WINE PEOPLE. NOW WE’RE BOTH. We started in the telecommunications industry before turning our passion for vino into a nationwide importer/distributor business. As our client list grew, we became immersed in the beverage industry - end to end – learning and experiencing as much as we could [...]

By | 2017-07-20T19:26:19+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Beverage Industry Problems, Sestra's History|0 Comments