Acid Phosphate 9 for $99

Twitter Updates

20 boozy photos of Toronto's cocktail competition drnk.ca/tocomp
"Restaurant dress codes open to sexual discrimination complaints" drnk.ca/sexcode via @cbc
"Lie-Bations" is a better name than Mocktail for non-alcoholic drinks. drnk.ca/1C1MNWC
.@JohnTheBastard @thoughtbrain @jkottke super-tasters tend to fine many flavours too intense, making them a tad fussy.
"The April Fool's Day No Prank Pledge", I've taken it, have you? youtube.com/watch?v=kXYXuX… via @LastWeekTonight @iamjohnoliver
Book: "Cocktail Kunst" by Stephan Hinz :: drnk.ca/19cq57w #photo
Thanks! RT @jschlic: And @dsoneil Abbot bitter Manhattans are so good that I'm sort of angry that I made them. Anise makes that drink sing

G’Vine Winner

by on February 2011

After an exhausting 3 days of challenges, drinking, traveling and assorted other activities the winner of the G'Vine Connoisseur Competition was Stephan Hinz from Germany (Shephard Bar in Cologne). Really, this wasn't an easy victory. Any one of the twelve bartenders could have challenged for the top position, but circumstances, preparedness and the ability to know when to go to bed were all factors. But, there wasn't really much surprise among the other eleven participants that Stephan won, he really did earn it. Now, as for the circumstances that hobbled some of the other competitors, there are some really funny stories to tell, including flaming pots of simple syrup being flung from a hotel room around 3AM in the morning. I will write about those events shortly, but I don't want to distract from Stephan Hinz hard earned victory. Congratulations and well done Stephan, you are the G'Vine Gin Connoisseur for 2010.

GCP Bartender Summary