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Party Essentials Every Home Bar Needs

After 20-plus years in hospitality and management of high volume cocktail and wine programs, Nathaniel Loggins — a Shreveport, spirits expert with Wines Unlimited — knows his way behind the bar....

NCGIF Gets A Makeover

Welcome to the new NCGIF website and blog! A lot has changed and you probably don’t recognize much so allow us to give you a tour. The first thing you probably noticed was our shiny, new logo and tagline, “Simply Spectacular”....

Sweet Benefits

SWEET CHERRIES… a wonderful short and sweet season makes these gems of nature a delicious summer snack. Nutritionally speaking, their benefits are well valued : good source of the antioxidant vitamin C and fiber; low in fat, including saturated fat;and sodium- and cholesterol-free. In any...

Focus 2014 Part 2: Cherry Surplus Led to New Maraschino Method

Whether it’s swimming in a cocktail glass at a New York City bar or sitting atop a sundae in a rural Idaho ice cream shop, odds are that the delectable candied cherry came from one of two large Oregon-based maraschino cherry producers. How did Oregon come...