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Giffard West Cup

Celebrating its 25th year, this usually biannual competition was last held before the Pandemic in 2019. In the ensuing years, Giffard has expanded into

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No.3 Gin Pursuit of Perfection competition

Ten finalists from over 400 initial entrants emerged from heats in three markets to compete in the final of the fifth annual No.3 Gin Pursuit of Perfection

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Patrón Perfectionists

Patrón Perfectionists is back for its 2022-23 Edition and entries are now open. As in previous years, Perfectionists will culminate at the much-coveted

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Cocktail Bartenders & Barbacks

Company: Le Farinet Verbier
Location: Verbier, Switzerland
Contract: Full time

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Fernet-Branca Barback Games

Fernet-Branca's Barback Games returns on Wednesday 28th September 2022 for its fourth UK edition and once again will be held at London's Village Underground.

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The Classic Cocktail Competition from Hi-Spirits

The Classic Cocktail Competition from Hi-Spirits is back, inviting UK bartenders to submit their twist on a classic cocktail from An Anthology of 12 Classic

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Perfect Serve Barshow Amsterdam

Amsterdam's Perfect Serve Barshow is back! The leading cocktail and bartending event of the year in The Netherlands takes place 6th and 7th of September

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Gabriel Boudier Wizard Award

Emporia Brands are inviting all UK bartenders to start their creative preparation and register for the fourth Gabriel Boudier National Wizard Award Competition.

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Art of Italicus

The Art of Italicus competition seeks to find and reward the bartender with the most creative aperitivo cocktail inspired by art. The global final, held

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Licor 43 Bartenders & Baristas Challenge

Licor 43, which celebrated its 75th birthday last year, will return to in-personal local and global finals for the sixth edition of its annual Bartenders

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Licensed Trade Charity

The Licensed Trade Charity was founded in the UK over 200 years ago and is dedicated to supporting people in the licensed drinks trade. Whether working

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Edinburgh Cocktail Week

Edinburgh Cocktail Week runs 7th-16th of October 2022 and will encompass 120 of the city's bars offering £5 signature cocktails along with a pop-up Cocktail

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Roma Bar Show

Roma Bar Show returns! 30th & 31st May 2022 An international event entirely dedicated to the world of beverages and cocktails with a full program of activities

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When Ukrainians raise a glass, rather than toast cheers they traditionally say Budmo which translates to mean 'let us be'. Said to date back to Cossack

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Bar to Barcelona cocktail competition

El Bandarra, the aperitif brand from Barcelona, launched its Bar to Barcelona cocktail competition on 1st March 2022 and is looking for three teams of

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RPM - Riva Pianeta Mixology

RPM - Riva Pianeta Mixology, the special area dedicated to mixology within Hospitality (formerly known as Expo Riva Hotel), one of the biggest food and

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Cocktail competition scorecard

Unlike sport where the first to finish or score the most is obviously the winner, judging one competitor against another in a cocktail competition will

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Cocktail competition rules

Organisers of cocktail competitions, usually drinks brands, have their own ideas and goals so rules vary enormously with their length and terms usually

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Cocktail competition protocols

I've judged hundreds of cocktail/bartender competitions, perhaps more than anyone else, and over my 25 years as a drinking scribe, I've come across many