The Best of the Pacific Northwest Bartending Challenge will test the knowledge and skill of mixologists all over the left coast. The competition will be held in 3 rounds: Written Test, Blind Tasting and Mix Off, and is designed to build a comprehensive picture of the knowledge, skill and creativity of each competitor.
The tension will be palpable as competitors progress through each round building to an entertaining Mix Off for a panel of celebrity judges including Kevin Brauch from The Thirsty Traveler, Joanne Sasvari, Brian Van Flandern and Bridget Albert. Final cocktails will be judged on balance of flavour, marriage of ingredients and overall appeal.
Prizes include a special guest appearance on The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess featuring the winning cocktail. Competition begins on November 7th and runs throughout the festival. Deadline for entry is October 30th, 2009. For full contest details please visit www.artofthecocktail.ca
The Art of the Cocktail is a fundraiser for the Victoria Film Festival and opens the door to a world of elegant spirits: great classics, fresh trends, the established players, niche bitters and the artisan, small, regional distillers.
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