For spirits enthusiasts, bartenders, and bar managers, there's an exciting opportunity on the horizon. The 2023 USA Trade Tasting, scheduled for October 17th and 18th in Chicago, is not just another industry event; it's a chance to immerse yourself in the world of top-rated spirits and the art of selecting the perfect spirits for your restaurant or bar. One of the standout attractions at this year's event is the exclusive "Bartenders and Bar Managers Masterclass" led by Abraham Vucekovich, Beverage Director at Meadowlark Hospitality. In this masterclass, you'll have a unique opportunity to taste winning spirits from the 2023 Bartender Spirits Awards, explore the secrets of spirits pairings, discover these exceptional spirits, and gain insights into curating spirits lists that elevate the bar and dining experience.
Meet Abraham Vucekovich:
Abraham Vucekovich, the Beverage Director at Meadowlark Hospitality, brings a wealth of experience to the table. With a background that includes working at the renowned Violet Hour, Abraham has become a leading authority in the cocktail industry. He will be your guide at the Bartenders and Bar Managers Masterclass featuring Bartender Spirits Awards winners.
The Masterclass Experience:
Scheduled for October 18th in Chicago at 5 p.m., this masterclass is a must-attend event for bartenders, bar managers, and anyone passionate about the world of spirits. Here's a glimpse of what you can expect:
Top-Notch Spirits: The masterclass will showcase six outstanding spirits, all of whom have earned the prestigious title of winner at the 2023 Bartender Spirits Awards. These spirits have been selected not only for their exceptional quality but also for their outstanding value. From gins to whiskies and everything in between, this selection promises a diverse and captivating tasting experience.
Limited Seating: With only 100 seats available, this masterclass promises an intimate and engaging learning environment. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so securing your spot early is advisable.
Discounted Tickets: Take advantage of the currently discounted tickets, priced at $30 and available until September 30th. After this date, ticket prices will rise to $50. Don't miss this opportunity to save while expanding your knowledge of the world of spirits.
Networking: In addition to the masterclass, the USA Trade Tasting event provides a unique platform to connect with industry peers, brands, and experts. It's a valuable opportunity to grow your business and stay updated on the latest trends and innovations in the spirits industry.
The masterclass will showcase the top six winners of the 2023 Bartenders Spirits Awards and highlight why it makes sense for Bartenders and Bar Managers to stock these spirits.
Image: Spirit of the Year - Peter In Florence London Dry Gin
The spirits being poured are:
Peter In Florence London Dry Gin - Spirit of the Year, Gin of the Year, Gin Producer of the Year - 99 points
Heaven Hill Bottled-In-Bond - World Whiskey of the Year, World Whiskey Producer of the Year - 97 points
El Perro Grande Blanco Tequila - Tequila of the Year, Tequila Producer of the Year - 95 points
Sandeman 10-Year-Old Aged Tawny Port - 95 points
Wisher Vodka - 84 points
Ritual Zero Proof Aperitif Alternative - 98 points
About USA Trade Tasting:
USA Trade Tasting is an annual event that brings together retailers, importers, distributors, sommeliers, and bartenders to explore business opportunities in the wine and spirits sector. Taking place on October 17 & 18 in Chicago, this two-day event features over 26 speakers and hundreds of brands poised to expand in the US market. Whether you're an importer, distributor, restaurant owner, bar manager, or retailer, this event provides a vital platform for networking and learning.
Bartenders Spirits Awards:
The Bartender Spirits Awards is a competition aimed at delivering the best spirits for the on-premise sector in the USA. With the tagline "Judged By Bartenders, Bar Managers, and Buyers For The On-Premise Industry," this competition recognizes, encourages, promotes, and celebrates excellence in the U.S. drinks industry.
Attending the Bartenders and Bar Managers Masterclass with Abraham Vucekovich at the 2023 USA Trade Tasting is your opportunity to elevate your spirits expertise and discover exceptional spirits. With limited seating and discounted tickets available until September 30th, now is the time to secure your place at this exclusive event. Explore the world of top-rated spirits, learn from a seasoned industry expert, and connect with fellow professionals – it's an experience that promises to enhance your journey in the spirits world. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to expand your knowledge and savor some of the best spirits of 2023!