MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS 2018: THE SHORT LIST NOMINEES
We’re very excited to announce the short list nominees for the MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS 2018. A big congratulations to all this year’s nominees – you’ve done outstanding work. But for now, onto the all-important short list!
The jury is in and the short list has been decided. There was a very competitive field this year, and the decisions were difficult, to say the least. But with the short list now decided, there’s only a month to go until the MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS gala dinner at Estrel Congress Center in Berlin on October 9th, 2017.
MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS 2018 Tickets Available
Tickets are now on sale for the MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS gala dinner, or as we like to call it, bartenders’ Christmas. Make sure you don’t miss out on the European bar industry’s night of nights – book your tickets online now. Early bird tickets are available until September 4th, so the sooner you book in, the better.
If you need a little extra incentive, remember that the MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS 2018 are presented on October 9th, the evening before BCB begins. That means back-to-back bartending and bar industry events in Berlin from October 9th to 11th!
Also on the evening of October 9th is BCB’s famous Mixology Market at Station Berlin, featuring food trucks and great cocktails. If you can’t decide between the gala dinner and the Mixology Market, don’t worry: the MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS will be livestreamed into the Mixology Market, so you wherever you are, you won’t miss a thing.
We’ve also been working hard on our latest MIXOLOGY BAR GUIDE, No. 7. As always, we’ll be unveiling the new guide at the MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS gala dinner. The MIXOLOGY BAR GUIDE has everything you need to know about where to get the best drinks in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, along with great bar world capitals including London and Paris. There’s also a shopping guide, featuring handy tasting notes on all the latest and greatest beers and spirits. Speaking of spirits, this year’s MIXOLOGY BAR GUIDE includes a special feature focussing on gin.
Thanks Again to the MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS 2018 Judges
We wouldn’t be able to hold the amazing gala dinner and give out these awards if not for the hard work of our MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS 2018 judges. They haven’t shied away from making difficult decisions on the way to creating this short list.
Our GSA judges, led by Erich Wassicek from Halbestadt Bar, represent the bar wisdom of the entire GSA region. Along with Erich, the GSA jury is Thomas Huhn (Les Trois Rois), Wolfgang Bogner (Tales Bar), Gerhard Kozbach-Tsai (Tür7), Arnd Henning Heißen (Fragrances and The Curtain Club), Kent Steinbach (Mojito’s Fine Cocktailbar), Gabriel Daun (Gekkos), Torsten Spuhn (Modern Masters), and of course our own Peter Eichhorn.
The four European awards: European Mixologist of the Year, Best European Bar, Best New European Bar, and Best New European Spirit or Bar Product, are decided by our European jury, led by The Maestro himself, Salvatore Calabrese. This year, European jury is the largest and most diverse yet, with 17 jury members representing 17 different countries, from Spain, France, and Germany, to Bulgaria, Slovakia, and Russia.
Now, let’s raise a glass to the MIXOLOGY BAR AWARDS 2018 short list!
GSA-CATEGORIES (GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA)
Newcomer of the Year (presented by Nikka Whisky)
Daniel Gsöllpointner, Die Goldene Bar, Munich
Damien Guichard, Velvet, Berlin
Marcel Katzer, Kleinod, Vienna
Chloé Merz-Salyer, Conto 4056, Basel
Tarek Nix, Provocateur, Berlin
Host of the Year (presented by Bruichladdich Whisky)
Fatih Akerdem, The Westin Grand, Frankfurt
Boris Gröner, One Trick Pony, Freiburg
Mo Kaba, Guts & Glory, Karlsruhe
Bettina Kupsa, The Chug Club, Hamburg
Wolfgang Mayer, The Chedi Andermatt, Andermatt
Mixologist of the Year (presented by Sierra Milenario Tequila)
Markus Blattner, Old Crow, Zurich
Jan Jehli, One Trick Pony, Freiburg
Lukas Motejzik, Zephyr & Herzog, Munich
Volker Seibert, Seiberts, Cologne
René Soffner, The Kinly Bar, Frankfurt
Barteam of the Year (presented by Asbach)
Bar Menu of the Year (presented by Gin Mare)
Émile Bar, Hilton Vienna Plaza, Vienna
New Bar of the Year (presented by MIXOLOGY)
Bar of the Year, Germany (presented by Perrier-Jouët Champagne)
Bar of the Year, Austria (presented by Del Fabro)
Englhof, Zell am Ziller
Bar of the Year, Switzerland (presented by Xellent Swiss Vodka)
Little Barrel, Geneva
Hotel Bar of the Year (presented by Perrier Water)
Bar am Steinplatz, Hotel am Steinplatz, Berlin
Bristol Bar, Bristol Hotel, Frankfurt
D-Bar, The Ritz-Carlton Vienna, Vienna
Hemingway Bar, Best Western Premier Victoria, Freiburg
Twist Bar, Innside by Meliá, Dresden
Brand Ambassador of the Year (presented by Thomas Henry)
Markus Heinze, Glenfiddich / William Grant & Sons/Campari Germany
Axel Klubescheidt, Absolut Vodka / Pernod Ricard Germany
Constantin „CoCo“ Prochorowski, Hendrick’s Gin / William Grant & Sons/Campari Germany
Hasan Sivrikaya, Bacardi-Martini Switzerland
Thomas Zilm, Ardbeg & Glenmorangie / LVMH Germany
Sales Representative of the Year (presented by Nespresso)
Christian Dobersberger, Bacardi-Martini Austria
Omara Guzman, Jägermeister
Nic Hahn, Pernod Ricard Germany
Simon Schmidlin, Charles Hofer SA Switzerland
Bernhard Stadler, Diageo Austria
Best New European Bar (presented by Heineken)
Antique American Bar, Bratislava
Dr. Stravinsky, Barcelona
Best European Bar (presented by Matusalem)
American Bar at The Savoy Hotel, London
Dry Martini Bar, Barcelona
Little Red Door, Paris
Best European Mixologist (presented by Linie Aquavit)
Marian Beke, The Gibson, London
Erik Lorincz, American Bar at The Savoy Hotel, London
Alessandro Palazzi, The Dukes Bar, London
Agostino Perrone, The Connaught Bar, London
Remy Savage, Little Red Door, Paris
Best New European Spirit or Bar Product (presented by Bar Convent Berlin / Reed Exhibitions)
The Bitter Truth Olive Bitters, Germany
Italicus Rosolio die Bergamotto, Italy
Luxardo Bitter Bianco, Italy
Otto’s Athens Vermouth, Greece
Three Cents Gentlemen’s Soda, Greece
Foto: Photo via Katja Hiendlmayer.