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What type of glasses besides, beer, wine, and martini glasses should I have in my bar?

Martini Glasses and the Well Stocked Bar

Your new business requires plenty of bar and restaurant supplies to be a success. Here is a basic list of glasses that you should have to make sure that you can adequately serve all of your patrons at one time:

  • ½ ounce Tequila Shooter glasses
  • 9 ounce Rocks glasses
  • 9 ounce Tumbler/ Hi Ball glasses
  • 12 ounce Double Rocks glasses
  • 12 ounce Beverage glasses
  • 11 ounce Collins glasses
  • 4 ½ ounce Whiskey Sour glasses
  • 4 ounce Cordial glasses
  • 5 ¾ ounce Flute glasses
  • 8 ½ ounce Red Wine glasses
  • 8 ½ ounce White Wine glasses
  • 9 ¼ ounce Martini glasses
  • 14 ¾ ounce Margarita glasses
Always have enough glasses on stock to handle rush hour times.

How can I find out the latest trends in beer and wine glasses?

National Restaurant Association Trade Shows: Exhibitors of Beer and Wine Glasses

In the bar and restaurant business, networking is key. One way to network with other professionals, find the newest products in bar and restaurant supplies, and discover the newest trends in beer and wine glasses is to join the National Restaurant Association. Each May, the National Restaurant Association hosts a trade show that attracts more than 2,000 companies and they provide educational session for attendees. The National Restaurant Association is one of the industry's premier voice on industry trends, providing educational resources for those in the food and beverage industry, and how to successfully run your business.

How can I maximize my profits by serving beer with foam in beer glasses?

Beer Glasses: To Foam or Not to Foam

Adding 1” of foam to beer glasses can save 43 glasses per half a barrel of beer. These savings can greatly increase your restaurant's profits throughout the year. To ensure that your beer glasses are ready for at least 1” of foam, be certain that they are cleaned and dried before pouring or you will lose the foam.

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Using washer racks that are designed for beer glasses according to size measurements is the safest way to ensure that your beer glasses are being thoroughly cleaned. You can match beer glasses by their serial number to the racks to ensure a perfect fit.

Here's a little trade secret: never refill a customer's beer glass because the foam won't form. Always serve the beer in a fresh glass.

How can I prevent my staff from over pouring drinks in wine glasses?

Marking Wine Glasses to Prevent Overpouring

You know your new bar will have plenty of inventory costs, but did you know that by marking wine glasses you could prevent over pouring? Thousands of business dollars are wasted each year due to wait staff pouring too much wine and other drinks into the wrong glass. To prevent over pouring drinks, use liquor pourers, jiggers, and measuring guides. Ensuring that your staff uses the correct wine glasses for each drink coupled with liquor pourers can save your business thousands of dollars each year. Try having your bartender keep a wine glass with a grease pencil lined at the appropriate level to use as a guide to prevent over pouring.

Will Libbey glasses be exhibited at the NAFEM trade show?

New Products Featured At NAFEM

The NAFEM Trade Show (North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers) attracts more than 20,000 bar and restaurant related professionals each year. Only food professionals may attend and more than 600 bar and restaurant supply companies and manufacturers display exhibits.

Want to know get a head start on the latest in glassware design and function? Libbey Pilsner, maker of Libbey Glasses, will feature their newest line at the October 2007 NAFEM exhibit. The NAFEM holds trade shows once a year for industry professionals to get a look at the top manufacturer's designs for the upcoming year.

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