What's Shakin' - September 4, 2012

Voxy: Best Bartenders in the Country Selected
Beam Inc. a leading global premium spirits company, announced the semi-finalists to the biggest bartender competition in New Zealand history - the Beam Bar Legend. From the 370 bartenders who entered, 200 bartenders were asked to answer an online bar exam testing their general bar skills, bar etiquette and Beam portfolio knowledge, and just 30 talented entrants have made made it through to the semifinals. MORE>>

Cherry Heering Announces a Call for Entries for the 2012 Heering Sling Award in Berlin Germany
Cherry Heering liqueur proudly announced in New York City a call for entries for the 2012 Heering Sling Award culminating this October 9th & 10th, 2012 at the Bar Convent Berlin. As the most important contribution to the legendary Singapore Sling, Cherry Heering liqueur has established itself as an accessory that adds lavishness, extravagance and civilization to the cocktail mix and is looking for the best bar talent in the world to re-write cocktail history by creating their version of the Sling using Cherry Heering liqueur. MORE>>

The Shout: New Global Network for Bartenders
The Global Bartender Exchange (GBE) is a new networking platform for the on-premise that allows industry professionals from around the world to connect and share ideas.Created by two Melbourne bartenders, Fraser Campbell and Hannah Keirl, the GBE originally began as a Facebook group for the bartending industry before being expanded into a social media application in its own right, which combines segmented forums with geographical location software. MORE>>

The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley, Charbay Distillery and Gläce Luxury Ice Applaud Winners of Third Annual Wine Country Cocktail Competition
Top wine country mixologists and leaders of the spirits and bartending communities gathered on August 6th for the third annual Wine Country Cocktail Competition held at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa. Proceeds from the event benefitted the Napa Valley Education Foundation and drew a large crowd of consumers, trade, media and key talent as the wine country mixology community competed for the most creative and balanced cocktail using base products from The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley, Charbay Distillery, Gläce Luxury Ice and a secret ingredient “Iron Chef” style. MORE>>

BarLifeUK: Win a Trip to Italy with the Luxardo Masters of Maraschino Competition
Luxardo Maraschino are giving two opportunities to win a trip for two to Italy plus lots of other goodies. Luxardo once again bring the Masters of Maraschino competition to the Boutique Bar Shows in London and Glasgow. The finalists will be battling it out on stage for the top prize of a trip for two to the home of Luxardo in North East Italy. Other prizes include dinner for two in a top restaurant of your choice (up to the value of £150) for second place as well as bottles and books for all other finalists. MORE>>

Otago Daily Times: Global Rivalry Over ocktails
Amid animal-headed, lab-coat-wearing creatures, international barmen and women met in Queenstown yesterday to begin a week-long cocktail competition. This year's 42 Below Cocktail World Cup theme is "Lab Experiment". Throughout the week bartenders will attend seminars related to the industry, take part in extreme activities and compete to be crowned world champions. MORE>>


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