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Mixology Competitions

Nightclub and Bar Magazine brings you the latest drink recipes, event announcements and winners from mixology competitions around the U.S.

Wirtz Beverage Nevada Hosts Bacardi 150th Anniversary MGM Resorts International Cocktail Competition   May 10, 2012

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Bacardi, Wirtz Beverage Nevada recently teamed up with MGM Resorts International to host the Bacardi 150th Anniversary MGM Resorts Cocktail Competition.More>>

Key West Spirit Bird Partida Cocktail Competition Names Winner   May 2, 2012

Following months of anticipation, planning and stiff competition among some of the best bartenders in Southern Florida, Robert Ferrara was named the winner of the second annual Tequila Partida Spirit Bird Challenge with the Smoky Mexican cocktail.More>>

Pernod Ricard USA Premium Brands Receive Most Double Gold and Gold Combined in San Francisco World Spirits Competition   April 19, 2012

Pernod Ricard USA is proud to announce that its portfolio of premium spirits brands has claimed the most Double Gold and Gold Medals combined at the prestigious 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. More>>

Peter Cressy Article
DISCUS President Touts Industry Recovery at NCB Show   April 3, 2012

DISCUS' Dr. Peter Cressy focused on accelerating recovery and overcoming obstacles in the beverage market at the 2012 NCB Show, Campari's cocktail competition kicks off and Diageo World Class premieres in the United States.More>>

Phoenix New Times: Tony Tuttle Triumphs at Campari Cocktail Competition   April 2, 2012

From Phoenix New Times: Earlier this month, Campari announced the first-ever "Best Aperitivo" Cocktail Competition -- a national contest held in partnership with the U.S. Bartenders' Guild to find the best drinks made with the Italian aperitif.More>>

Josh Harris Article
NCB's Shake It Up!, Ultimate Spirits Challenge Announce Champions    March 20, 2012

The NCB Show's Shake It Up! creative cocktail challenge names a winner, the Ultimate Spirits Challenge announces top spirits in 30 categories and Campari and the U.S. Bartenders' Guild team up for the first-ever Campari “Best Aperitivo” Cocktail Competition.More>>

Paul Pacult Article
Paul Pacult, The Man Behind the Scores   March 20, 2012

Paul Pacult, whose most recent competition — the Ultimate Spirits Challenge — just released results, is the dean of American spirits evaluators, and his trio of competitions legitimately vie for leading contest honors. We check in on what happened at this year's event from behind the scenes:More>>

SIP News
2012 SIP Awards Accepting Entries for Consumer's Beverage of Choice   March 7, 2012

The Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards are now accepting entries for the Consumer's Beverage of Choice. Brands need to register for the fourth annual event by April 10. More>>

Speed Rack Article
NCB Show Announces Beverage Exhibitors, Cocktail Recipes Needed   March 6, 2012

The Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show announces distinctive beverage exhibitors, Bols Around the World and Tales of the Cocktail are accepting cocktail recipe entries and Speed Rack heads to Las Vegas!More>>

Jack Robertiello
Bacardi Gets Global Bartender Respect at Competition   March 6, 2012

Shingo Gokan of New York City's Angel's Share won top honors at Bacardi's 2012 Global Legacy Cocktail Competition, but just as interesting to U.S. observers is the brand's international rep as mixology supporter.More>>

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