Judging Category

Boss of the Bars 2014
Saturday 17 January, 2015

Judging You, Judging Me!

This past winter, I got a chance to participate in another couple of fun mixology contests, the “Boss of the Bars” competition on repeal day at Downtown Las Vegas’ Mob Museum, alongside Mixologist Ricardo Murcia, and fellow scribes Xania Woodman and Joy Robertson; then the BArocker regional bartender contest at the Hard Rock Cafe on […]

Tuesday 30 September, 2014

No Judging! OK, Yes: Judging the WSWA Iron Mixologist

There are a lot of bartenders who can craft a wonderful drink these days. But who can take a mystery ingredient and make magic from scratch—with the clock ticking? That’s what The Tasting Panel wanted to find out when we sponsored the inaugural Iron Mixologist competition at this year’s WSWA convention and exhibition in Orlando, […]

Friday 27 April, 2012

Judging Campari Apertivos

  Unlike virtually every bartender on the planet (apparently), I’m not really a “Negroni person.” I can appreciate a well-made one (it’s all about the balance, and carefully chosen gin and amaro), however, I don’t consider it a favorite. But it’s because I’m not on Team Negroni that I was most intrigued by the offer […]