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Bartender of the Month
March 2014 Bartender of the Month: Diane Silvey    March 18, 2014

Article By: Kristen Santoro

In 1979 Diane Silvey moved to Lake Tahoe to work for Harrah’s Hotel and Casino as a cocktail waitress. After attending the Harrah’s Bartending School, Silvey became a bartender and worked for Harrah’s for 12 years before moving to Las Vegas in 1992. More>>

January 2014 Bartender of the Month: Katie Emmerson     January 21, 2014

Article By: Kristen Santoro

While waitressing at a Belgian restaurant in Manhattan to support her acting, Katie learned of an opportunity to join the owner's next project – Raines Law Room. Here she fell in love with craft bartending, naturally guiding her guests through the lexicon of classic cocktails.More>>

December 2013 Bartender of the Month: Yael Vengroff    December 10, 2013

Article By: Kristen Santoro

Originally from Houston, Texas, Yael Vengroff moved to New York City in 2005 to attend New York University. Since then, Yael has gained extensive experience in high volume nightclubs, fine dining restaurants, boutique cocktail bars, live music venues, and dive bars in New York, Houston and Los...More>>

October 2013 Bartender Of The Month: Beau Williams     October 15, 2013

Article By: Kristen Santoro

Beau Williams' cocktails have won him the recognition of his peers and experts but his real strengths lie in making guests comfortable, making them laugh, and getting them to come back.More>>

September 2013 Bartender of the Month: Aaron Alvarez    September 13, 2013

Article By: Kristen Santoro

Even though Aaron Alvarez is only 34 years old, he’s a Certified Sommelier and has worked at a number of prominent establishments. As one of the most respected mixologists in L.A.—he’s managed the bar at the exclusive Vanity Fair Oscar Party for two years running—Alvarez still prefers to...More>>

August 2013 Bartender of the Month: Justin Pike    August 20, 2013

Article By: Kristen Santoro

Justin Pike's dexterity and creativity behind the bar is the result not only of his thirst for knowledge and the history of what he pours and mixes, but also a belief in bartending being its own form of art and communication with patrons. More>>

June 2013 Bartender of the Month: Colin Maxwell    June 17, 2013

Article By: Kristen Santoro

Colin Maxwell dove right in, serving up quality-crafted cocktails at luxe seafood eatery, Blue Fin in NYC’s iconic Times Square.More>>

May 2013 Bartender of the Month: Kate Gerwin    May 20, 2013

Article By: Kristen Santoro

Born in the heart of wine country California, Kate Gerwin was destined for a career in the hospitality industry.More>>

April 2013 Bartender of the Month: Mariena Mercer    April 16, 2013

Article By: Kristen Santoro

When the Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas opened in the fall of 2010 there were high expectations and Mercer shot right to the top becoming the property mixologist and general manager of the multi-level Chandelier.More>>

March 2013 Bartender of the Month: Sean Kenyon    March 14, 2013

Article By: Kristen Santoro

Sean Kenyon has been the driving force behind the resurrection of Denver’s cocktails scene. He was literally born to be behind a bar. More>>


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