Restaurant and bar owners will see a modest boost in alcoholic beverage sales in 2011, according to new research from consulting firm Technomic Inc. However, the sales rebound next year is not as likely to be as robust as it has been after prior downturns. Observing that consumers are beginning to order more drinks when entertaining away from home, the Chicago-based consultancy forecasts a nominal 1.9-percent rise in overall restaurant and bar alcohol sales in 2011. That figure reflects an ...

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