The highly anticipated nominations for the MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS 2019 Long List are now public. We are delighted to announce the nominees from all over Europe. Congratulations to all!
It’s award season again. Over the last few days our team has been repeatedly asked when the MIXOLOGY BAR AWARD Long Lists are due. Therefore we’re relieved to be able to publish them today.
Alongside our GSA prizes, this marks the third time we will be hosting the European Awards. This year there’s some noticeable trends worth noting. After Dr. Stravinsky’s win last year, voters are swinging towards the Iberian peninsula, voting for Spanish bars in increasing numbers – and not just in Barcelona and Madrid either. And London is still staking its claim as the continent’s centre, but there’s undeniably a much wider spread across the continent than we’ve seen before. Read on to see the list in full.
The 12th MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS will again be awarded in the night leading up to the highly influential Bar Convent Berlin, which recently has expanded to the US and will next year also host an edition in Brazil. But there’s one big change. As the world’s leading bar trade show has expanded to three days the gala at Maritim Hotel Berlin will take place on a Sunday for the first time. Only then on the 7th October 2018 will the German-speaking and international bar industry learn who will ultimately bring home the coveted black trophies made by Schott Zwiesel.
Meet the Jury Members
With nine GSA and eighteen European jury members the MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS have gathered a record number of influential bar-owners, bar managers, publishers, and event organizers to vote on suggestions made by the awards council. Over 200 council members from the European bar and beverage trade have taken part in the preselection process this year.
The GSA (Germany, Switzerland, and Austria) jury for this year’s bar industry awards consists of jury chairman Erich Wassicek (Halbestadt Bar, Vienna), Arnd Henning Heißen (Fragrances & The Curtain Club, The Ritz-Carlton Berlin), Kent Steinbach (Mojito’s Fine Cocktailbar, Düsseldorf), Gabriel Daun (Gekkos, Frankfurt), Torsten Spuhn (Modern Masters, Erfurt), Peter Eichhorn, and Roland Graf (both MIXOLOGY correspondents).
Then on the European side MIXOLOGY counts on the support of Salvatore Calabrese (Head of the Jury – United Kingdom), Fernando Castellon (France, Castellon Consulting), Kirsten Holm (Denmark, K-Bar), Lubos Racz (Slovakia, Barkultur), Martin Kraut (Czech Republic, Barlife Magazine & Prague Barshow), Nélson Bernardes (Portugal, Drinks Diary), Patrick Pistolesi (Italy, Drink Kong), Thomas Huhn (Switzerland, Les Trois Rois), Timo Janse (The Netherlands, Perfect Serve Barshow & Flying Dutchmen), Tomek Roehr (Poland, Wieczorny & Cosmo Bar), Vincent Degroote (Belgium, Venuez Magazine & Show), Vladimir Zhuravlev (Russia, Clabaratory), Arnd Heissen (Germany, Fragrances & The Curtain Club at The Ritz-Carlton), Dimitar Kosev Dimitrov (Bulgaria, ByTheWay), Erich Wassicek (Austria, Halbestadt), and Juan Valls (Spain, Fibar & El Niño Perdido). It’s important here to remember that neither bars nor employees of jury members can be nominated for the awards, as we want the awards to be awarded in a fair and transparent manner.
How the European jury works
The process began when we asked this board of European industry insiders – with 18 members from 18 countries the biggest jury it’s ever been – to make their nominations in the different categories. Now the votes have been counted, and the Long List is public, it’s time for the MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS 2019 jury to start deliberating. They will now deliberate and come up with the Short List, which is published in September and from which our final winners will emerge.
Interested in coming? Early Bird tickets are on sale now, until the short list is published at the beginning of September. Short listed bartenders and bars will be invited to the gala to celebrate the wealth and vibrancy of European bar culture.
We now present the nominees of the Long List (in no particular order) for the MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS 2019. Congratulations to all!
CATEGORIES FOR THE GSA-COUNTRIES (Germany, Switzerland, Austria)
Newcomer of the Year (presented by Nikka Whisky)
Stefanie Brach, Christiansen’s, Hamburg
Tobias Lindner, The Old Jacob, Bonn
Dominik Oswald, Hammond Bar, Vienna
Georg Häussler, Werk 8, Basel
Sven Goller, Das Schwarze Schaf, Bamberg
Kai Wolschke, Goldfisch Bar, Berlin
Katharina Esser, Parfümerie, Vienna
Katalin Bene, Voodoo Reyes, Geneva
Arthur Sommerfeld, Hunky Dory, Frankfurt
Nicole Brunner, Golvet, Berlin
Host of the Year (presented by Rauch Fruchtsäfte)
Bettina Kupsa, The Chug Club, Hamburg
Christian Heiss, Kronenhalle, Zurich
Armin Azadpour, Hunky Dory, Frankfurt
Roberto Pavlovic-Hariwijadi, Roberto American Bar, Vienna
Sven Riebel, The Tiny Cup, Frankfurt
Indika Silva, Toddy Tapper, Cologne
Mo Kaba, Guts & Glory, Karlsruhe
Boris Gröner, One Trick Pony, Freiburg
Thomas Pflanz, Hildegard Bar, Berlin
Kostas Ignatiadis, Schumann’s, Munich
Mixologist of the Year (presented by Sierra Millenario)
René Soffner, The Kinly Bar, Frankfurt
Volker Seibert, Seiberts, Cologne
Christian Genteman, Bar am Steinplatz, Berlin
Michele Heinrich, The Kinly Bar, Frankfurt
Andreas Schöler, One Trick Pony, Freiburg
Lukas Motejzik, Zephyr Bar, Munich
Stephan Hinz, Little Link, Cologne
Oliver Ebert, Becketts Kopf, Berlin
Bar Team of the Year (presented by Bruichladdich)
Bar Menu of the Year (presented by Gin Mare)
New Bar of the Year (presented by Belsazar Vermouth)
Bar of the Year, Germany (presented by Veuve Clicquot)
Bar of the Year, Austria (presented by Del Fabro)
Bar of the Year, Switzerland (presented by Xellent Swiss Vodka)
Hotel Bar of the Year (presented by Hirschrudel)
Brand Ambassador of the Year (presented by Thomas Henry)
Markus Heinze, Glenfiddich & The Balvenie/Campari, Germany
Hasan Sivrikaya, Bacardi-Martini, Switzerland and Austria
Steffen Zimmermann, Rutte Gin/Borco, Germany
Mario Kappes, Nikka & The Dalmore and Luxury Ambassador/Borco, Germany
Alexandra Bisanz, Bulleit/Diageo, Austria
Coco Prochorowski, Hendrick’s Gin/Campari, Germany
Stella Bouchette, Linie Aquavit/Arcus, Germany
Robert Mischko, Monkey 47/Pernod Ricard, Switzerland
Thomas Zilm, Moët-Hennessy, Germany
Sales Representative of the Year (presented by Cocktailian)
Bernhard Stadler, Diageo
Martin Börzel, Campari
Rainer Claßen, Diageo
Simon Schmidlin, Charles Hofer SA
Maximilian Heidenreich, Campari
Swen Neumann, Campari
Kai Schröpfer, Borco
Linn Urbrock, Borco
Marco Lopez, Campari
Matthias Neubrunner, Beam-Suntory
Best New European Bar (presented by Heineken)
Nomads Cocktail Bar, Vilnius, Lithuania
Santos y Desamparados, Madrid, Spain
Best European Bar (presented by Mixology)
Best European Mixologist (presented by Linie Aqauavit)
Matt Whiley, Scout, London, UK
Diego Cabrera, Salmon Guru, Madrid, Spain
Paulo Gomes, Red Frog, Lisbon, Portugal
Chris Moore, Coupette, London, Großbritannien
Marian Beke, The Gibson, London, UK
Agostino Perrone, The Connaught Bar, London, UK
Sullivan Doh, La Commune, Paris, France
Remy Savage, Artesian Bar, London, UK
Vasilis Kyritsis, The Clumsies, Athens, Greece
Giacomo Gianniotti, Paradiso, Barcelona, Spain
Beste European Spirit or Bar Product (presented by Bar Convent Berlin)
Tickets for the MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS 2019 gala can be purchased here.