As the top ten T.G.I. Friday’s bartenders prepare for the World Bartender Championship (WBC) Finals on March 14, 2011 in Dallas, Texas, bartenders and fans from across the globe are getting involved and supporting bartending’s bid to be recognized as an Olympic sport.
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In the most fiercely contested competition in its seven year history, crowd favourites Team Italy tonight won the 2011 42BELOW Cocktail World Cup.
Right from day one, Italy made up of Danielle Dalla Pola, Alexander Frezzai and Luca Sai established itself as the contestants’ favourite, each challenge bringing with it a new outfit and a new concept. But despite their sartorial style, they remained at the bottom of the points table- until tonight’s flawless performance. Their final drink ‘Elisir d’Amore’ was described by the judge Jacob Briars as ‘incredibly well balanced and totally surprising.’
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In its 150th anniversary year, Bacardi celebrates another historic milestone with consumers around the world. The legendary original Cuba Libre, more commonly called a “BACARDÍ and Coke®,” turns 112 years old this month. Since its inspiration and creation in Havana, Cuba, in 1900, this classic cocktail has become the most ordered cocktail in the world with seventy BACARDÍ Cuba Libre drinks enjoyed every second, every day around the world.
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TGI Fridays has crowned Hiroyuki “Mark” Yamada of Tokyo the World’s Greatest Bartender at the 22nd annual World Bartender Championship (WBC) in Dallas. Yamada’s flawless mixology, precision and speed, coupled with his winning personality behind the bar, wowed a panel of industry expert judges and helped him secure the title of World’s Greatest Bartender.
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Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, has acquired St-Germain, the super-premium elderflower liqueur.
“St-Germain is one of the most exciting brands in the industry today. Since its launch only six years ago as a modern liqueur with a delicious and distinctive taste, St-Germain has stayed true to its French craftsmanship, engaged the bartending community in a way that few spirits brands have, and won some of the industry’s most prestigious awards,” said Facundo L. Bacardi, Chairman of Bacardi Limited.
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