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Sponsor Shout-Out: The Fifteen G'Vine Gin Connoisseur Finalists

I'll be joining these fifteen bartenders in Cognac, France this June for the finals of the 2011 G'Vine Gin Connoisseur Program.

Over 300 bartenders from 32 countries (!) competed for this, so a big congratulations to the finalists. They are:

  • Jill Saunders (Beaufort Bar at the Savoy Hotel, London, UK)
  • Terry Cashman (The Hoxton Pony, London, UK)
  • Torsten Spuhn (Modern Masters, Erfurt, Germany)
  • Rene Soffner (Roomers Bar, Frankfurt, Germany)
  • David Gonzalez (Shikku Izakaya, Madrid, Spain)
  • Gegham Ghazaryan (Xandom, Alicante, Spain)
  • David Wolowidnyk (West, Vancouver, Canada)
  • Rob Montgomery (Miller Tavern, Toronto, Canada)
  • Michael Pazdon (Solbar, California, USA)
  • Jeff Bell (PDT, NY, USA)
  • Guillaume Ferroni (Chateau Cressauds, Aubagne, France)
  • Monica Berg (Ice Bar, Oslo, Norway)
  • Glaser Ladislav (Zapa Bar, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Siegel Solomon (Veneto, Victoria British Colombia, Canada)
  • Javier Ruiz Vera (Cocteleria Lubbock, Barcelona, Spain)

I'm excited to meet all these new-to-me folks.

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