Written By Guest Writer Cocktails / Libations / Spirits / Victoria Oct 18, 2013 Countdown to the Art of the Cocktail. Who’s Thirsty? SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestHow does sipping aperitif wines while eating imported chocolates sound? What about rediscovering the glory of forgotten concoctions with the creator of the Obama Nation Cocktail, or watching a team of bartenders try to beat the clock while working with secret ingredients? No matter your poison, Art of the Cocktail has you covered. WorkshopsJoining the fifth-annual Art of the Cocktail is legendary wine producer Roberto Bava. “Fun Manager” at centuries-old Bava Cocconato, Bava is renowned for more than just one industry: he is also a chocolate expert, founding member and first president of the Italian Chocolate Society.In addition to exploring the wonders of the Asti region of Italy, Bava will talk about the unique aspects of aperitifs, fortified wines and how they complement pairings like chocolate and nuts. Bava’s intimate workshop promises a highly authentic and engaging session, with pairings that will delight the palate of any foodie.Also presenting at Art of the Cocktail is founding member of the Seattle Bartenders’ Guild and creator of the Obama Nation cocktail, Jim Romdall. Romdall plans to show guests that The World Of Sherry isn’t just about sneaking a sip or two between stirs while you’re cooking.Through tastings and demonstrations, Romdall’s feature will demonstrate that Sherry isn’t just for dashing into stews and soups anymore. He wants to investigate one of the most complex and versatile beverages in the world, and explore Sherry’s place in the cocktail revival. CompetitionsBe a part of the cheering crowd at one of Art of the Cocktail’s three exciting Bartender competitions, and come watch Home Bartenders WOW our guest judges with their spicy concoctions, or find out which city will become the Victoria Gin Ultimate Cities champion. Tickets are selling fast!Want to be behind the bar for one of these events? Applications are still being accepted for the Home Bartender‘s and Best of the Pacific Northwest competitions. Check out the website, and try your hand at bringing home the title! Grand TastingWith over 50 sample tables full of original libations, the Art of the Cocktail’s crown-jewel event, the Grand Tasting, is once again showcasing the beauty of the cocktail revival. Now over half sold out, time is running out to get your hands on tickets to Canada’s premier cocktail event.The Art of the Cocktail runs from October 26-28 in downtown Victoria. For a complete list of Art of the Cocktail events, descriptions and ticket information, visit artofthecocktail.caArt of the CocktailbartendersVictoria SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Books / Cocktails / Press Release September 22, 2019 An Expedition to the Land of Great Northern Cocktails Shawn Soole’s latest book swings open the doors to the world of Canadian cocktails CHIPPENHAM, UK, 20 September 2019—Hidden in the vast northern ... Read More Cocktails / Drink / Drink Academy / Drink This / Entertaining / Spirits / Victoria July 3, 2019 An Introduction to EAT’s New Columnists It’s all about cocktails, the home bar, what to buy, and what to serve. Founders Kyle and Nate launched their bar consultancy, The Nimble Bar ... Read More Cocktails / Drink / Drink This / Spirits May 3, 2019 Pink Peppercorn & Thyme Gin Twist featuring Sheringham’s Kazuki Gin It’s almost summertime. And in case you didn’t know, that means gin cocktails on the patio. Vancouver Island has a plethora (yes, I just said ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Cocktails / Victoria November 13, 2016 A Conversation With Super Caesar Fan: Liz McArthur Different cocktails have different philosophical traditions attached to them. At least this is how I see it. I still reject the notion that, just ... Read More Cocktails / Spirits November 8, 2016 Aging and Infusing Liquor Now Allowed in BC Restaurants & Bars British Columbia’s licensed restaurants, bars, manufacturer lounges and caterers will be able to age and infuse liquor in order to create their own ... Read More Comments are closed.