BAROMETER International Bar Show

Words by Sammy Hemmings

Photography by Barometer International Bar Show

It's one of the biggest bar events in Europe with successful shows since 2016, and this year, Barometer was bigger and better.

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The Barometer International Bar Show kicked-off between 27th-29th September 2019 and explored sources of development, industry growth, creativity, and the origins of cocktail culture.

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Hosted at Cec Parkovy, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Barometer selected 'roots' and 'origins' as their theme this year. Professionals and cocktail enthusiasts from across the globe were invited to join them during the three-day show, alongside leading industry speakers who delved into the 2019 theme, sparking a great deal of insightful discussions.

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Among the line-up of over 70 leading industry speakers was Philip Duff, a spirits and on-trade expert, Diego Ferrari, author and force behind online community Cocktail Art, Angus Winchester, consultant and director of BCB's educational programme, Robert Simonson, prominent drinks writer, Peter Dorelli, famed ex-head bartender of the American Bar at The Savoy, Simon Ford, influential figure and leading voice in the industry, and Fulvio Piccinino, drinks author and editor of Saperebere, with drinks consultant Kenji Jesse as host during the event.

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This year, Barometer featured an exciting collection of 24 bars from around the world, including the Clumsies, Athens, The Tippling Club, Singapore, Zuma, Dubai, Panda & Sons, Edinburgh, Le Syndicat, Paris, Alter Ego Bar, Kyiv, and Zelda Bar, Odessa, Ukraine.

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Barometer recorded many of their main stage lectures and clips are available to view on their Facebook.

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We're already looking forward to what Barometer has in store for us next year, taking place on 25-27 September 2020. We expect even more cocktails and another intriguing theme...

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