2013 VIBE Conference Celebrity Mixologists

A star-studded array of in-person Celebrity Mixologists makes it easy to “Imbibe the VIBE”.  Flavor-forward drinks from these noted beverage experts guarantee a “Best from the Best” tasting experiences! Here are some of the trends that these mixologists will discuss at the VIBE Conference. 

They are (to date):

A Journey Along the American Whiskey Trail… Bourbon, Rye & Tennessee

Tony Abou GanimModern Mixologist

Experience an informative look at America’s spirit, whiskey. From the early beginnings of Rye whiskey, to Tennessee and finally Bourbon, the distinctive whiskey of the United States. Through a comprehensive tasting you will learn what makes each of these straight whiskies unique and completely American. Tony will also touch on some of the Classic Cocktails that helped make American whiskey famous. It is sure to be entertain ride!

Cocktails on Tap: Pre-Batching your way to Speed and Precision

Kathy CaseyKathy Casey Food Studios & Liquid Kitchen

The hot trend of cocktails on tap and pre batching can be the profitable answer to producing high labor multi-ingredient fresh and craft cocktails. This panel of experts will share with you their opinions, methods, successes, and how it has enabled their establishments to offer complex cocktails, consistently and easily including standard pre-batching pluses and minuses as compared to tapping cocktails.  Also included will be a demonstration of how to pre-batch a cocktail and a review of the equipment needed at your bar to implement this system.

What’s Hot and What’s Not?

David CommerCommer Beverage
Tony Abou GanimModern Mixologist
Francesco LafranconiSouthern Wine & Spirits
Kim HaasarudLiquid Architecture LLC
Charlotte VoiseyWilliam Grant & Sons

Back again by popular demand, this popular session reviews spirits trends with some of the best and brightest.  Join David Commer and his panelists as they weigh in on their thoughts what’s hot and what’s not in the spirits world.

Back to The Future

Angelica SbaiBravo-Brio

Your taste buds may recognize some old friends at this wine tasting that connects the past with future directions from forward looking vintners.  What will be back in vogue?  Are they making a first time appearance or getting a face lift from their former selves?

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