Clive’s Classic Lounge a Finalist for World’s Best Hotel Bar

Barkeep Shawn Soole (L) and his team at Clive's



Clive’s Classic Lounge in the Chateau Victoria has been honoured enough to be named a finalist in the category of “World’s Best Hotel Bar” & the only Canadian bar nominated at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards. The peer nominated and judged competition includes categories such as “International Brand Ambassador” & “Best Drink’s Selection”. Clive’s Classic Lounge has been grouped with such great hotel bars as the American Bar in the Savoy, London; Artesian in the Langham, London & Clyde Common in the ACE, Portland. The awards ceremony will be held July 23rd in New Orleans during the Tales of the Cocktail event.

New Orleans, LA – June 1, 2011 — Nominees have been chosen by a group of esteemed members of the cocktail industry for the prestigious Spirited Awards™.  The Ceremony will be held in New Orleans on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater, as part of the international festival, Tales of the Cocktail® have been chosen.

This year, the judging committees left it was time to add three new categories, Best High Volume Cocktail Bar to be awarded to the top bar that consistently delivers top quality cocktails at bars with 100 seats or more. This award celebrates those bars that deliver cocktail culture to the masses efficiently. Cocktails, lists, bartending, and service are all considered, as well as, Best Restaurant Bar to be awarded to the top restaurant bar that is dedicated to creating a great cocktail experience for their dining guests. Considerations will go to the approach they have to Aperitif and Digestive drinks, how well they work with the kitchen to pair cocktails with food, as well as general bartending and mixing excellence. And finally, the award for Best Cocktail Writing has been divided into two subcategories, Non-Book Publication and Author.   The Non-Book category celebrates publications as a whole for their excellence in overall writing. The Author category awards individual writers for their contributions to furthering information, knowledge and interest in cocktail culture.

Through its annual Spirited Awards™, Tales of the Cocktail® provides recognition to those individuals and establishments that have shown an outstanding talent for advancing the craft of the cocktail. To embody the ideals with which Tales of the Cocktail® was originally founded, these awards will recognize both national and international honorees who will receive exclusive Riedel Crystal awards.

Pernod Ricard USA is proud to be the sponsor of this year’s 5th Annual Spirited Awards™ for the company’s fourth year in a row- recognizing industry leaders and innovators. For the past 8 years, Tales of the Cocktail® has brought together an incredible group of suppliers, bartenders, writers and the most authoritative experts in the industry- all acting as partners in the celebration and appreciation of cocktail culture. In presenting the Spirited Awards™ and as the industry leader in bartender education, Pernod Ricard USA applauds each participant and nominee. Also, as part of the evening’s celebration, Beverage Media Group, Inc. will recognize 10 Up & Coming Mixologists, selected from participants of the Tales of the Cocktail Apprentice Program.

Awards to be announced at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards™ on Saturday, July 23, 2011 in New Orleans at the Mahalia Jackson Theater.


The Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites, owned by local businessman Mr. Clive Piercy, boasts 177 guestrooms & suites as well as recently renovated Vista 18 Restaurant, Martini & Wine Bar and one of the cities most recent cocktail hotspots, Clive’s Classic Lounge.







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