Enormous growth was the hallmark of the 2011 Art of the Cocktail
as we reached out to more key industry people as well as the general public.
To view more Art of the Cocktail photos from 2011 visit our gallery
The leap forward includes 637 attendees at the Grand Tasting an increase of 49%!
Attendees came from Victoria, Vancouver and the lower mainland, Calgary, Seattle, Olympic Peninsula,
New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and London.
Of the 16 workshops eleven of them sold out including Barrel-Aged Cocktails, The Science of Smell and Going Against the Grain. - definitely bigger rooms are in store for us next year! Industry attendance was 148 up 26% from the previous year.
Top workshop presenters included Philip Duff, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Christine Sismondo, Ron Cooper and Darcy O’Neil.
The Best of the Pacific Northwest Bartender Competition saw Josh Boudreau take top prize at Veneto.
Nine competitors took the stage and charmed, joked and captured the standing room only crowd.
The inaugural Best Home Bartender Award went home with Janice Mansfield.
Coverage was terrific this year. Before and during the Festival AOTC was profiled in:
Globe and Mail
North Shore News
Media in attendance this year included:
Amy Rosen, Food Director, House and Home; National Post, and EnRoute
Catherine Roscoe Barr, Western Living
Jennifer Hamilton, Editor, Avenue Magazine
Joe Ray, The Boston Globe; Simon Says!; National Geographic
Joanne Sasvari, Vancouver Sun, Up!; Globe Mail etc.
Lisa Kadane, Cocktail Column, Calgary Herald
Peter Szymczak, NorthWest Palate
Bethany Clement, The Stranger, Seattle
Jennifer Ryan, Robb Report
Elizabeth Nyland, The Guilty Kitchen
Plus Art of the Cocktail appeared on a wide variety of blogger, tweeter and facebook-er sites
We expect that these media outlets will provide great coverage before the 2012 Art of the Cocktail.
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