Samstag, 24. Juli 2010

Die Titelanwärter bei den Tales

oder vielleicht schafft es ja diesmal auch eine Berliner Bar...

TALES OF THE COCKTAILS - Spirited Awards 2010 - The Nominees
Award Categories and Criteria and Shortlist
(In no particular order)
Best American Cocktail Bar
Criteria: This award recognizes the influence on cocktail trends within the United States and seeks to award the country’s best cocktail bar.

* The Clover Club, Brooklyn
* Death & Co, NYC
* Rickhouse, San Francisco
* The Varnish, Los Angeles

mein Favorit ist Death & Co!!!

World’s Best Hotel Bar
Criteria: The classic ‘American Bar’ played an important role in the history and development of cocktail culture. The judges are looking for hotel bars, which uphold this tradition (but are not necessarily old) and offer five-star service and consistently well made drinks.

* The Artesian at the Langham, London
* The Bar at The Connaught Hotel, London
* Florida Room at The Delano, Florida
* Hemingway Bar, Paris

wahrscheinlich geht der Award nach London, ich hoffe das Connaught heimst den Award ein!!!

Best Cocktail Writing
Criteria: Great journalism is one of the best ways to communicate to the general public the value and significance of great cocktails and related products. This award is for any non-book journalism (Magazine, Newspaper, Website, etc) which promotes bars, bartender, or cocktails in general.

* CLASS magazine
* Gary Regan
* Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller
* Naren Young

nach meiner Meinung dürfte das Class Magazine den Titel einheimsen!!!

Best New Product
Criteria: This is awarded to what the judges consider to be the best new cocktail ingredient (spirit, liqueur, syrup or juice) or piece of cocktail equipment (muddler, shaker etc.). To qualify products must be on general retail sale in at least three US states.

* Celery Bitters, The Bitter Truth
* Cocktail Kingdom’s barware
* Crème Yvette by Cooper Spirits
* Meehan Cocktail Bag by Jim Meehan

Für TBT würde es mich freuen und Stephan ist ja auch vor Ort, aber wahrscheinlich schafft es Cocktail Kingdom's Barware eher!!!

Best American Brand Ambassador
Criteria: An award that recognizes the importance of personality in the promotion of drinks brands across America.

* Charlotte Voisey, William Grant and Son's Portfolio *
* Jacques Bezuidenhout, Partida
* Jamie Gordon, Absolut
* Tals Nadari, Bols

Nach meiner Meinung klare Sache für Miss Voisey!!!

World’s Best Drinks Selection
Criteria: A venue stocking an outstanding range of spirits and liqueurs. The judges will favor discernment as well as sheer numbers of bottles stocked.

* Artesian Bar at The Langham Hotel, London
* Bar Lebensstern in Café Einstein, Berlin
* Macao Trading Co, NYC
* Widder Bar, Zurich

das wird schwer, aber ich drücke beide Daumen für Lebensstern und Widder Bar!

American Bartender of the Year
Criteria: From Jerry Thomas onwards, American bartenders have been amongst the most influential on drinks styles and cocktail culture in general. This award seeks to recognize the most influential American bartender today. The winner should be proficient at making all recognized classic drinks and also have created contemporary cocktails, which have been copied by his/her peers.

* Eric Alperin, The Varnish
* Kenta Goto, The Pegu Club
* Murray Stenson, Zig Zag
* Sam Ross, Milk & Honey

Hier sehe ich Sam Ross als Favoriten!!!

Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book
Criteria: The best book published in 2008 regarding cocktails, liquor, bars, bar design or bartending in general. New editions of existing works may also be nominated.

* Beachbum Berry Remixed
* Gin Compedndium by Gaz Regan
* MudPuddle Books by Greg Boehm
* Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh

ich drücke die Daumen für Ted Haigh, aber auch die anderen Bücher sind extrem gut!!!

World’s Best Cocktail Menu
Criteria: The judges seek to reward innovative and thirst inducing cocktail menus. Both the design and content will be considered.

* Death & Co, NYC
* Lonsdale, London
* Mayahuel, NYC
* Rickhouse, San Francisco

ich vermute hier als Sieger das Lonsdale!!!

International Bartender of the Year
Criteria: The absolute best drinks mixer in the world. The winner must have received international recognition of their work with their own recipes crossing borders to appear on cocktail menus in numerous countries. (US citizens are not excluded.)

* Agostino Perrone, The Connaught Hotel, London
* Brian Miller, Death & Co, NYC
* Salvatore Calabrese, London
* Sam Ross, Milk & Honey, NYC

würde mich freuen, wenn es Ago schafft!!!

World’s Best New Cocktail Bar
Criteria: Only bars, which opened after 1st March 2009 may be nominated. This award aims to reward new creativity and ideas as well as well executed drinks.

* Cure, New Orleans
* Dutch Kills, Queens
* Mayahuel, NYC
* Rickhouse, San Francisco

meine Vermutung ist das Mayahuel!!!

World’s Best Cocktail Bar
Criteria: Only truly world-class bars will be considered for this illustrious title. Some bars attain worldwide recognition and this award recognizes the very best of the best.

* 69 Colebrooke Row, London
* The Cocktail Bar at The Merchant Hotel, Belfast
* Death & Co, NYC
* Quo Vadis, London

Hier ist mein Favorit das Death & Co!!!

Best International Brand Ambassador
Criteria: An award which recognizes the importance of personality in the promotion of drinks brands and their creative use of brand communication to engage the trade and their ability to execute compelling education and seminars. This person will work in an International capacity or in a Country other than the USA.

* Angus Winchester, Tanqueray
* Dan Warner, Beefeater
* Jacob Briars, 42 Below
* John Gakuru, Sagatiba

sorry Angus, but John is it for me...

Best Bar Mentor
Criteria: Not everybody who is having an impact on the quality of the cocktails we drink are working behind the bar as bartenders. There are many people who are creating fine bar programs, training the next generation of great bartenders, and playing an active role in designing the bars we all love to drink in. This award is to recognize those individuals who, in their professional life, play a crucial role in raising the quality of bars, bartenders, and cocktails without currently working as a bartender.

* Dale DeGroff
* Robert Hess
* Sasha Petraske
* Tony Abou-Ganim

Nach meiner Meinung ist das ganz klar Robert Hess!!!

Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award
Criteria: The impact that some people have on the general cocktail community can span over the course of many years. There are individuals who have worked long and hard to change the industry and educate the public. This award is to provide special recognition to these individuals and the wonderful efforts they have undertaken.

* Brian Rea
* Gary Regan
* Murray Stenson
* Tony Abou-Ganim

Mein ganz klarer Favorit ist Murray Stenson!!!

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