Cocktail World Cup Kickoff and USBG Accreditation Test Dates

Cocktail World Cup logoRight now, in all corners of the globe, 24 of the world’s best bartenders are polishing their shakers, dusting off their muddlers and unpacking a few favorite and top-secret ingredients. Yup, it’s finally here: The 42BELOW Cocktail World Cup 2010 kicks off today in Queenstown, New Zealand, and from now until March 28, it’s all about ‘Love, Drinks and Rock n Roll, Baby!’

The U.S. competition took place Sunday, March 8 at the Ace Hotel in New York. We are proud to announce the U.S. team that will take on the rest of the world and show them how the U.S. does cocktails!

Todd Thrasher, Washington. D.C.
Sean Hoard, New York
Mark Stoddard, Boulder, Colo.

We wish the competitors safe travels and hope they can shake their way to the top! Get up-to-the-minute news on Twitter and Facebook.

Video will be posted on our YouTube channel as soon as it’s available. Photos and video also will be available on the 42BELOW Cocktail World Cup 2010 site.

The USBG Master Accreditation Program will be testing at Tales of the Cocktail!

USBG Spirits Professional Exam & USBG Advanced Bartender Written Exam

Tuesday, June 20 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

USBG Advanced Bartender Practical Exam

Tuesday, June 20 from 1 – 5 p.m.

Register now! Reservations for the USBG MA tests are to be made through the USBG only. E-mail Liz Edwards to reserve your seat. 

USBG Spirits Professional Test Fees
USBG Member: First test is free; any subsequent tests are $50.
Non-USBG Member: Test fee is $175.
Fees may be paid at the time your registration is confirmed or on the day of the test.

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USBG Advanced Bartender Test Fees
USBG Member: $100
Non-USBG Member: $300
Fees may be paid at the time your registration is confirmed or on the day of the test.

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Thank you,

Liz Edwards, USBG National Office

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