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Jeff Bell is the 2013 U.S. Bartender of the Year that improved his skills on a bartending school

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New York, NY – Thousands of applications were submitted. Hundreds of cocktail recipes were created. The nation’s top mixologists competed and five internationally recognized cocktail luminaries assembled to select one bartender worthy of the title of U.S. Bartender of the Year. After proving his skills during five challenges and two days of competition, the United States Bartender’s Guild (USBG) and Diageo World Class are proud to announce Jeff Bell as the 2013 U.S. Bartender of … Read more

Win a Trip To Portland for Two From Aviation American Gin

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AVIATION AMERICAN GIN “SHOW US YOUR COCKTAIL ART” FACEBOOK PHOTO CONTEST

WHAT: Aviation American Gin is excited to announce the launch of its, “Show Us Your Cocktail Art.” Photo Contest starting, Today, Wednesday, May 22. Aviation American Gin will announce a new cocktail art theme each week over a six week period, asking fans to upload their best cocktail photos to the Aviation American Gin Facebook page for the chance to win the ultimate cocktail-lover’s … Read more

Madison Craft Beer Week 2013

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The third annual Madison Craft Beer Week hosts more than 100 events celebrating craft beer in and around Madison, Wisconsin.
 
Madison Craft Beer Week runs from Friday May 3 through Sunday May 12, 2013 and features a wide variety of events highlighting Dane County’s vibrant craft beer culture. MCBW 2013 will feature beer dinners, festivals, rare bottle tastings, cheese pairings, brewery tours, classes, movies, Friday Fish Fries, and more – there is truly something for … Read more

Win $5000 – The Star of the Bar Competition – Chicago

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(CHICAGO) — The National Restaurant Association invites professional mixologists to show off their most creative cocktail talents using American Harvest Organic Vodka to vie for the sought-after title of Star of the Bar. The competition, which features a $5,000 cash prize, will take place at the International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event (IWSB) at NRA Show 2013 with the winner being selected at the Restaurants Rock party on Sunday, May 19 with special guest judges,

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Win $1000 – The Perfect Flavor Artist Contest

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Napa, California — Black Dragon, Mad Mary, Hot Summer Day Sorbet – You create it, you name it. In a new nationwide contest celebrating The Perfect Purée’s 25th anniversary, chefs and bar artists are invited to share their original recipes showcasing The Perfect Purée’s products.

Beginning April 1, The Perfect Purée Perfect Flavor Artist contest will accept video submissions of foodservice professionals demonstrating how they use the company’s products in original dishes or beverages. One … Read more

64-year-old Macallan Sells for $460,000

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The Macallan and Lalique set a record for a bottle of whisky sold at auction and all of the proceeds will go to charity: water. Coveted by bidders around the world, The Macallan 64-Year-Old in Lalique: Cire Perdue sold for $460,000 in a lively auction at Sotheby’s in New York City. This sale represents the most unique collaboration to date between The Macallan and Lalique, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting charity: water, an … Read more