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Mixology Bar Awards 2015: The Long List Nominees

The big night is fast approaching. On October 6th, 2014, the evening before Bar Convent Berlin opens the following day, the MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS will be presented for the eighth time to the most outstanding figures on the German-language bar scene Today we’re releasing the names of the preliminary long list nominees.
This coming October 6th the major players from the bar industry in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland will gather with international colleagues at Berlin’s Grand Hyatt Hotel for the coveted MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS ceremony. This is the third time the award ceremony will be held as a gala event at the elegant and prestigious 5-star Grand Hyatt Berlin at Potsdamer Platz, only a short walk from the Bar Convent venue. Tickets have been on sale at the Cocktailian Online Shop since Friday, August 15th, 2014.
Philip Duff and Bettina Kupsa to host the gala
The evening’s festivities will be hosted by a duo of acclaimed bar industry veterans. As in recent years the international bartender, cocktail expert and author Philip Duff will be on hand to present the ceremony, joined this year for the first time by Bettina Kupsa. Born and raised in Austria, Bettina has been a fixture on Hamburg’s bar scene for years and a valued member of Jörg Meyer’s team at Le Lion  for some time now. Take a look at the highlights from the award galas of the past few years at the MIXOLOGY YouTube Channel.
The Award Long List is the first signal
While there are still several hurdles to clear before the corks start popping for the winners of this year’s awards, the first steps have already been taken. Following initial evaluation by the jury and its supervisory board, the preliminary long list of aspiring award nominees has now been agreed. The short list will be hashed out by the jury in a secret vote, but the nominations to the long list are already an endorsement of the quality and sophistication enjoyed by today’s bar culture in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
It won’t be an easy job for the jury and its Chairman Stefan Gabanyí, whose bars and employees are incidentally not eligible for nomination for the awards. The short list of nominees will be announced in early September roughly one month prior to the Bar Awards ceremony. The jury then holds another secret vote to select the winners from the short lists in each of the categories who will receive their awards at the event.

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Tony Galea, The Antlered Bunny, Berlin
Jonas Hald, Schwarz Weiß Bar, Stuttgart
André Pintz, Steigenberger Grand, Leipzig and Glass, Paris
Mike Linner, Barroom, Munich
Marian Krause, Spirits, Cologne
Ben Koch, Eberts Bar, Vienna
Sigrid Ehm, Hammond Bar, Vienna
Simon Brandmeyer, Onyx Bar, Zurich
Frederik Knüll, Spirits, Cologne
Uwe Heine, Bar Marques, Berlin
 
BAR TEAM OF THE YEAR

Albertina Passage, Vienna
Le Lion, Hamburg
Booze Bar, Berlin
Curtain Club, Berlin
Schumann’s, Munich
Zephyr Bar, Munich
Spirits, Cologne
Les Trois Rois, Basel
Boilerman, Hamburg
Hemingway Bar, Fribourg
 
HOST OF THE YEAR

Mario Kappes, Le Lion, Hamburg
Alessandro Romano, Ona Mor, Cologne
Andreas Till, Pacific Times, Munich
Dietmar Petri, Les Fleurs du Mal, Munich
Marcus Wolff, Bar Marques, Berlin
Peter Roth, Kronenhalle, Zurich
Arnd H. Heissen, Curtain Club, Berlin
Miguel Fernandez Fernandez, Roomers, Frankfurt
Andrej Busch, Boilerman, Hamburg
Emanuele Ingusci, Barroom, Munich
 
MIXOLOGIST OF THE YEAR

Sebastian Schneider, LiQ Bar, Düsseldorf
Lukas Motejzik, Zephyr, Munich
Mario Kappes, Le Lion, Hamburg
Arnd H. Heissen, Curtain Club, Berlin
Dietmar Petri, Les Fleurs du Mal, Munich
Indika Silva, Nada, Cologne
Gonçalo de Sousa Monteiro, Buck & Breck, Berlin
Torsten Spuhn, Modern Masters, Erfurt
Alessandro Romano, Ona Mor, Cologne
Kan Zuo, The Sign, Vienna
 
BAR MENUE OF THE YEAR

Hemingway Bar, Fribourg
Boilerman, Hamburg
Zephyr Bar, Munich
Curtain Club, Berlin
The Sign Lounge, Vienna
Hefner Bar, Berlin
Les Fleurs du Mal, Munich
The Antlered Bunny, Berlin
LiQ Bar, Düsseldorf
Tier, Berlin
 
BAR OF THE YEAR (GERMANY)

Schwarz Weiß Bar, Stuttgart
Boilerman, Hamburg
LiQ Bar, Düsseldorf
Les Fleurs du Mal, Munich
Bar Nürnberg, Nuremberg
Spirits, Cologne
Booze Bar, Berlin
Zephyr Bar, Munich
Curtain Club, Berlin
Buck & Breck, Berlin
 
BAR OF THE YEAR (SWITZERLAND)

Clouds, Zurich
Les Trois Rois, Basel
Widder Bar, Zurich
Kronenhalle, Zurich
Kaufleuten Lounge, Zurich
Onyx Bar, Zurich
Raygrodski, Zurich
Schweizer Hof, Bern
Dante Bar, Zurich
Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne
 
BAR OF THE YEAR (AUSTRIA)
Eberts Bar, Vienna
If Dogs Run Free, Vienna
The Sign Lounge, Vienna
Nightfly’s Club American Bar, Vienna
Albertina Passage, Vienna
Dino’s American Bar, Vienna
Engelhof, Zell am Ziller
Bar Neuf, Linz
Bar 67 im Hotel Post, Ischgl
Hammond Bar, Vienna
 
HOTEL BAR OF THE YEAR

Bijou Bar, Hotel Monbijou, Berlin
Bar am Steinplatz, Hotel am Steinplatz, Berlin
Curtain Club, The Ritz Carlton, Berlin
Bar 67, Hotel Post, Ischgl
Roomers Bar, Roomers Hotel, Frankfurt
Bristol Bar, Bristol Hotel, Frankfurt
Hemingway Bar, Best Western Premier Hotel Victoria, Freiburg
Monkey Bar, 25hours Hotel Bikini, Berlin
Onyx Bar, Park Hyatt, Zurich
DaCaio, The George Hotel, Hamburg
 
FILLER OF THE YEAR

Thomas Henry Spicy Ginger
Fever Tree Tonic Water
Gosling’s Ginger Beer
Gents Tonic Water
Fentimans Tonic Water
Paloma Grapefruit Lemonade
Thomas Henry Tonic Water
Goldberg Tonic Water
Fever Tree Ginger Beer
Schweppes Ginger B.
 
SPIRIT OF THE YEAR

Bulleit Rye
Ferdinands Gin
Gin Sul
Tanqueray Old Tom Gin
Ardbeg Auriverdes
Absolut Craft Herbaceous Lemon
Jägermeister Winterkräuter
Rittenhouse Rye Bottled in Bond
The Ostholsteiner Doppelkorn
Don Papa Rum
 
SALES REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR

Tanja Lendi, Diageo, Switzerland
Alexander Scanlan, Diageo, Germany
René Tempel, Bacardi, Germany
Sonja Erler, Sierra Madre, Germany
Rainer Classen, Diageo, Germany
Adrian Baldino, Diageo, Germany
Christoph Stocker, Pernod Ricard, Austria
Manuel Schulz, Crew Republic, Germany
Samuel Schwalb, Diageo, Austria
Andre Mader, Jägermeister, Germany
 
BRAND AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR

Christian Balke, Havana Club/Pernod Ricard, Germany
Sven Sudeck, Sierra Tequila/Borco, Germany
Axel Klubescheidt, Absolut Vodka/Pernod Ricard, Germany
Karim Fadl, Bacardi & Bombay Sapphire, Germany
Mike Tobin, Lillet/Pernod Ricard, Germany
Mauro Majoub, Campari, Germany
Michael Meinke, Diageo Reserve Brands, Germany
Hasan Sivrikaya, Bacardi & Martini,Switzerland
Nils Boese, Jägermeister, Germany
Joscha Henningsen, St Germain, Grey Goose, DOM Bénédictine/Bacardi, Germany
 
BARTENDERS‘ CHOICE

Aging-Barrels
Soda Siphon
Zester
Feierabendbier („after-work beer“)
Smoking Gun
Chicago Williams BBQ, Berlin
Cocktailkunst (Book by Stephan Hinz)
Beard & Tattoos
Friware
Dishwasher by Winterhalter
 
Original article by Nils Wrage. Translated by Jeff Collier.

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