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Catching Up with Charles Joly, World Class Bartender of the Year

Charles Joly named World Class Bartender of the Year

Charles Joly from The Aviary in Chicago has been named the 2014 Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year. Joly is the sixth bartender and the first American to win the World Class title, which featured 48 of the best bartenders from around the world competing in the five-day final. [...]

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Thirsty in Seattle: Battle of the Sexes at Liberty Bar

Just before the 2013 edition of Portland Cocktail Week, eight of LA’s top bartenders stepped behind the stick for an epic Battle of the Sexes at Liberty Bar in Seattle. [...]

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Tiki Night at 320 Main: LA vs. OC Throwdown

A Southern California cocktail tradition returns on Monday, August 19, when 320 Main presents Tiki Night: LA vs. OC Throwdown. [...]

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Thirsty in NOLA: Tales of the Cocktail 2013 Part One

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Last month, industry professionals and sturdy livers from around the world gathered in New Orleans once again for Tales of the Cocktail (TOTC). Following last year’s massive 10th anniversary celebration, this year’s Tales was only slightly less epic in scale. From the opening Toast to Tales, [...]

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Tales of the Cocktail 2013: Mandarine Napoléon Battle of the Sexes

Naomi Schimek and John Lermayer

On the first day of Tales of the Cocktail 2013, the Napoleon House was the site of the inaugural Mandarine Napoléon Imperial Battle of the Sexes. [...]

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Four Roses Bourbon Magic City Cocktail Competition

Eveleigh’s own Kiowa Bryan will represent Southern California in the finals of the Four Roses Bourbon Magic City Cocktail Competition. [...]

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Call for Entries: Viva Sangrita!! Viva Tequila Ocho!! Numero Tres

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Entries are now being accepted for the third edition of Viva Sangrita!! Viva Tequila Ocho!!, the annual nationwide competition that challenges bartenders to create “original, thought and palate-provoking” sangritas to pair with one of Tequila Ocho’s current releases. [...]

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Speed Rack San Diego, Ivy Mix at Sadie

Yael Vengroff - Speed Rack National Finals 2012

Speed Rack, the first nationwide competition created by and for female bartenders comes to San Diego on March 3, 2013 for an extraordinary event that combines world class bartenders, spectator sport and fundraising to fight breast cancer. [...]

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Encanto Pisco Launches Second Annual Search for the Distiller’s Apprentice

Duggan McDonnell & Lindsay Nader

The award-winning Campo de Encanto Pisco has launched its Second Annual Search for the Distiller’s Apprentice. From March 16-24, 2013, the chosen bartenders will travel to Pisco, Peru and be fully immersed in the production of Encanto Pisco. [...]

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Christopher Day Wins 4th Annual Jimmy Barella Bartending Competition

Christopher Day at Cole's

On the eve of Repeal Day, Christopher Day wins the 4th Annual Jimmy Barella Bartending Competition at Cole’s with a two-part, deconstructed cocktail. [...]

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