EUVS Demo Bar at London Bar Show 09

On behalf of L’Exposition Universelle des Vins et Spiritueux (EUVS), spirits and drinks historians Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown are bringing a distinguished group of bartender to The Demo Bar at the London Bar Show 2009. Distinguished bartenders from all over the world will share the interactions and exchanges that shaped them, recount the opportunities and challenges they faced and describe the events and people they met that defined their enduring, successful careers behind the bar.

Full Program of Events

DAY ONE: 23rd June 09

London: Centre of the Cocktail Universe

Sponsored by Beefeater Gin

BREAKFAST SESSION: 10.30 – 11.15

Author and cocktailian extraordinaire Gary Regan, kicks off the tour with the tale behind his parents’ pub.

SESSION ONE: 12.00 – 12.45

Book launch: Classic London Gin Cocktails
Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown narrate a historic tour of London classic Gin cocktails accompanied by one of London’s finest mixing masters, Nick Strangeway.

SESSION TWO: 1.00 – 1.45

American masters Sasha Petraske and Audrey Saunders explain what they learnt working and drinking throughout the London and New York bar scene.

SESSION THREE: 2.00 – 2.45

Industry legend, Peter Dorelli will narrate his experience working in some of London’s finest hotel bars.

SESSION FOUR: 3.00 – 3.45

Chris Edwardes recounts his career path through London bar industry’s most iconic venues over the past 30 years.

SESSION FIVE: 4.00 – 4.45

The Beefeater Ashes: The Ultimate Bartender Quiz

UK vs the US. A 100-question quiz that will show which country really knows its stuff about the history of drinks and drinking.

DAY TWO: 24th June 09

All Over the World: Where Service Counts

BREAKFAST SESSION: 10.30 – 11.30
Book launch: Spirituous Journey
Find out what Jared and Anistatia have learnt on their personal spirituous journey through history at the worldiwde launch of their latest book, Spirituous Journey.

Sponsored by Wyborowa Exquisite Wodka

SESSION ONE: 12.00 – 12.45

Dave Broom talks with Suzuki Takayuki (Japan) about what it’s like catering to one of the world’s most quality-conscious and demanding audiences.

Sponsored by Yamazaki Whisky

SESSION TWO: 1.15 – 2.00

John Gakuru talks with Marcelo de Ferrari (Brazil) about shaking up drinks in one of the world’s most festive environments.

Sposored by Sagatiba Cachaça

SESSION THREE: 2.30 – 3.15

Jose Louis Ortiz (Mexico) describes what it’s like serving up Batangas and Margaritas in the town that put agave spirits on the map.

Sponsored by Ocho Tequila

SESSION FOUR: 3.45 – 4.30

Michael Menegos (Cuba) explains what life is like behind the bars in Old Havana and what it’s like keeping a traditional alive.
Sponsored by Havana Club International

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For further information about the Demo Bar and to RSVP your seat, contact Jasmine Carl at or call +44(0)7794853881.

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