David Flaherty

David
Flaherty
Operations Manager and Beer and Spirits director

David Flaherty has more than 20 years experience in the hospitality industry. He is a certified cicerone and a former operations manager and beer and spirits director for Hearth restaurant and the Terroir wine bars in New York City. He is currently marketing director for the Washington State Wine Commission and writes about wine, beer and spirits in his blog, Grapes and Grains.

Articles
Beverage directors embrace amaro
The bitter spirit can add complexity to drinks
How to cultivate restaurant regulars 
Three operators based in New York City, the country’s toughest restaurant town, share tips
The golden rules of bartending
Top bartenders share their keys to the craft
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5 elements of a profitable beverage program
Beverage expert David Flaherty identifies the characteristics of a successful bar operation
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What restaurants need to know about social media
Tips on building engagement and sales in the digital space
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Stocking up on summer beers 
Tips from the pros on which brews will resonate most with customers this season
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Vinegar gets popular in cocktails 
Progressive bartenders, lime shortage drive use of the sour ingredient
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Branding with beverages: Telling a restaurant's story 
Tips for setting your scene with beer, wine and spirits
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Managing bar pour sizes: Every drop counts 
Tips for keeping bartenders and servers from over pouring in alcoholic beverages
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Beverage-themed dinners can boost business, knowledge 
Hosting a beer- or wine-focused dinner can be educational and build buzz
Cider: America's drink returns
Cider sales have risen significantly in the United States over the past two years
Mead’s modern-day comeback 
The ancient honey wine known as mead is growing in popularity among today's consumers
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Crafting an effective beer menu 
Bar expert David Flaherty shares tips on creating a beer list that will wow customers and drive sales
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Tap the pairing potential of daring diners 
Bar expert David Flaherty offers advice on creating a memorable dining experience for adventurous diners through beer, wine and spirits pairings
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Engineering bar menus for quality, speed 
Beverage expert David Flaherty discusses the benefits of keeping ingredients simple and bar menus focused
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