The first ever Cabana Cachaca Bartender Olympics will be held outside the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans on Thursday, July 22nd from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. The Cabana Cachaca 2010 Bartender Olympics will be broken up into three distinct challenges: Speed, Knowledge and Creativity.
“We’ve designed the challenges around skills that every good bartender already has and uses each time they are behind their own bar. What will make this event exciting is the teams are made of the best of the best, and they are competing in front of an audience of their peers.” — Matti Anttila, founder and president of Cabana Cachaca. See the full post »
Tales of the Cocktail 2010
Date: July 21 – 25, 2010
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Epic. That is the closest you can come to describing Tales of the Cocktail, which has become the mixology event to top all mixology events. Taking place in the city that birthed the modern cocktail, Tales offers attendees an ambitious mix of parties, seminars, tastings, dinners, competitions, and other spirits and mixology-fueled events. See the full post »
We’ve received a barrage of invites to the endless list of parties, gatherings, events, and other fine beverage celebrations that collectively make Tales of the Cocktail a legendary experience, but none have me as pumped at this one: Smoke & Honey. See the full post »
Beer • Spirits • Wine
Lots of exciting things happened in the fine beverage blogosphere this week. Here are some of Mutineer’s favorite posts of the week:
- Don’t Bogart That Sip: Should Sommeliers Taste Your Wine Purchase? — (1WineDude)
- More Adventures in Wine Advertising — (Good Grape)
- The Secret Sherry Society: A Quick Interview in the Dark — (Catavino)
Craft Beer Blogs
Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year Erik Lorincz (Connaught Bar, London) with the judges (left to right) Gary Regan, Dale DeGroff, Peter Dorelli, Alberto Soria, Salvatore Calabrese, Hidetsugu Ueno and 2009 winner Aristotelis Papadopoulos
Over the past year, 9000 of the world’s best bartenders competed in regional events all over the world to become the next Diageo Reserve World Class 2010 Bartender of the Year. See the full post »
Fine Beverage + Social Media = FTW!
In an effort to engage its fans as well as provide a platform where mixologists of all levels can showcase their skills, Patrón Tequila has created a Facebook application that challenges people to re-imagine classic drink recipes and develop their own, unique cocktails.
Each cocktail submitted to “Patrón Cocktail Lab” will be up for public voting. Professional mixologists will also be available on the site to provide expert advice, commentary and tips. The Patrón Cocktail Lab will kick off with the “Patrón Margarita, Deconstructed,” where visitors will be asked to reinterpret the classic margarita recipe. The winning recipe will become an official Patrón cocktail. See the full post »
Beer • Spirits • Wine
In addition to all the fine beverage news we posted on our blog this week, several other noteworthy things happened over the past few days. We have summarized them into a weekly roundup:
Winners of the First Heineken’s Young Scientist Award Were Announced
“The idea of rewarding young researchers is entirely in keeping with the vision and aims of the Foundation.” — Mrs Charlène de Carvalho-Heineken, chairwoman of the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation, which makes the awards possible. “The awards emphasise the relevance of research to society and represent an important addition to the Heineken Prizes, which are among the most prestigious science awards in the world.”
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Would You Have a Drink With You? This is the question that Stolichnava Vodka is posing to its audience in a new ad campaign that will feature multiple celebrities, including Hugh Hefner and Julia Stiles.
Conceptualized by advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather, the campaign consists of print ads and commercials, challenging the consumer to ponder if they have what it takes. “Are you daring enough? Are you an original? Are you experiencing and living your life in an authentic, interesting way? Are you someone you’d want to share a Stoli with?” See the full post »