Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival presents Seminar Series

Jun 6, 7, 8, 2019

Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival presents Functional Flair Workshop with Will & Moe Isaza
sponsored by Bacardi

Thu, Jun 6 from 10:30am - 11:30am

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Add some pizzazz to your service with functional flair. Advanced techniques for bartenders include: throwing cocktails, jigger, shaker and bar spoon flair, all concise moves to impress your patrons, without wasting their time.

SPEAKERS:
Will Isaza (Boston, MA)
- 2019 Bacardi Legacy USA winner
Moe Isaza (Boston, MA)
- 2018 Bacardi Legacy USA winner
 

Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival presents Wine in Cocktails: Educational look into the importance of wine and fortified wine in cocktails.
sponsored by Martini Vermouth and Benjamin Bridge

Thu, Jun 6 at 12pm - Fri, Jun 7 at 1:15pm

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Fortified wines are a key component to a complex cocktail. This seminar will dive into the history, production and best uses by smelling and tasting your way through this broad category. Join 3 of Halifax's Professional Sommeliers as they highlight some of the most celebrated fortified wines from Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Nova Scotia.

SPEAKERS
Mark Bradbury
Jeffrey Van Horne
Nicole Raufeisen

Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival presents PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital Drinking: The Future of Food & Drink Media

Thu, Jun 6 from 2pm - 3:15pm

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Join Jessica Emin & owner of 365 media, Dave Culligan, to talk about the importance and future of social media in the food & beverage industry. Dave & Jessica will be joined with two of Halifax's most notorious bartenders: Lindsay Jones (Middle Spoon & Noble) and Will Irvine (Bar Kismet); the founders of the @Hali.Team Instagram account and #DontSleepOnHali movement. No matter if you're a bartender, restaurant owner or someone who merely wants to learn more about cocktail photography and online marketing, don't miss this informative session with four of Halifax's finest

SPEAKERS
Jessica Emin (@eatwithjessie)
Dave Culligan (365 media)
Lindsay Jones (Middle Spoon & Noble)
Will Irvine (Bar Kismet)

Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival presents 86 Mocktails
sponsored by Seedlip

Thu, Jun 6 from 3:45pm - 5pm

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The rise of non-alcoholic drinks! Taking a break from alcohol doesn't mean you need to lose the complexity and flavours of craft cocktails. Join Evelyn Chick Bar Manager of Pretty Ugly in Toronto, Christina Viera Bar Manager at Globe and Mail as they speak about elevated Non-Alcoholic beverage programs from creating Non-Alcoholic ingredients to using new products from Seedlip and the future of these concoctions.

SPEAKERS:
Evelyn Chick (Pretty Ugly, Toronto)
Christina Viera (Globe and Mail, Toronto)

Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival presents Rum - Hopping Islands!
sponsored by Leblon Cachaca, Bacardi Rum, Havana Club

Thu, Jun 6 from 7pm - 8:15pm

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An in-depth Rum cruise through the islands that were once colonized by the French, English and Spanish. You will hear from multiple rum masters (Donnie Wheeler, National Brand Ambassador of Havana Club Rum, Darnell Holguin, Bar Manager at Las Lap (NYC) and Chantelle Gabino, the current Canadian Champion of Bacardi Legacy in 2018). Guests will have a chance to blind taste 6 styles from 3 countries, sip rum cocktails and learn more about the cane culture!

SPEAKERS
Donnie Wheeler (Toronto, ON)
- National Brand Ambassador, Havana Club Rum

Chantelle Gabino (Toronto, ON)
- current Canadian Champion Bacardi Legacy

Darnell Holguin (New York, NY)
- 2017 Bacardi Legacy USA East winner and bar manager of Las Lap

Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival presents PANEL DISCUSSION: Fermentation Workshop
sponsored by Goodmore Kombucha, Benjamin Bridge, Compass Distillers

Fri, Jun 7 from 10:30am - 11:30am

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Fermentation the beginning process of all alcohol. This is an in-depth pannel explaining the science behind fermentation from three separate experts from Benjamin Bridge, Goodmore Kombucha and Compass Distilling. Here we will learn their best practices for fostering fermentation and the resulting flavours.

SPEAKERS
Alexis Moore, Goodmore Kombucha
Ezra Edelstein, Compass
Jean-Benoit Deslauriers, Benjamin Bridge

Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival presents From Bartender to Bar Manager

Fri, Jun 7 from 2pm - 3:15pm

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You have worked hard put in the time and are now ready to take over the bar program. What now? Learn the do's and don'ts of making the jump to bar management. Join bar managers Christina Veira (Globe and Mail), Evelyn Chic (Pretty Ugly) and Chantelle Gabino (Mersey Cross) for a conversation moderated by Jeffrey Van Horne (Clever Barkeep) as they discuss the challenges and share tips on how to better manage bar programs.

SPEAKERS
Evelyn Chic
Christina Veira
Chantelle Gabino
Jeffrey Van Horne

Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival presents Nobody gives a **** about barley
sponsored by Bruichladdich

Fri, Jun 7 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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We passionately believe in terroir – in authenticity, place and provenance, in ultimate traceability. We seek to produce the most natural, thought-provoking, intellectually stimulating & enjoyable spirits possible. Obsessive? Probably – but if all you want is generic spirit, the world is awash with the stuff. We are Progressive, Hebridean Distillers, We are Islay.

SPEAKERS
Reed Pettit (National Brand Ambassador, Bruichladdich)

Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival presents What is Mezcal?
sponsored by Agua Santa Mezcal and Sovereign

Fri, Jun 7 from 7pm - 8:15pm

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One taste of this ancient agave spirit will take you straight to the flavour of Oaxaca, Mexico. A spirit crafted the same way to this day by hand with specific traditons passed over the past 500 years. An exploration of Agave based spirits including tastings of mezcal, tequila, tasty cocktails and tacos.

SPEAKERS
Carmen Marron
Evan McNeil
Jon Smolensky

Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival presents Brunch Cocktails
sponsored by Benjamin Bridge, Juicy Fruit, LF Bakery, Walter's Ceasar, Tia Maria

Sat, Jun 8 from 10:30am - 11:30am

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Let's brunch - Drink Atlantic style! Sip on various brunch cocktails and punches while enjoying pastries from LF Bakery. Learn the details to creating light, bubbly cocktails to compliment breakfast; defintiely more than just mimosas!

SPEAKERS
Ellie Rideout
Keegan McGregor

Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival presents Ready to Drink Cocktails
sponsored by Windmill Craft Cocktails

Sat, Jun 8 from 12pm - 1:15pm

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A ready-to-drink partnership between a local brewery and local bartenders. Tips on how to carbonate cocktails, in bottles or in kegs. Branding and marketing - what did we learn from putting a cocktail in a can? Opportunity for bartenders in attendance to enter a recipe for Propeller’s Fall Canned Cocktail Series!

SPEAKERS
Aeneas Maddalena
Shane Beehan
Jeff Van Horne
Matt Boyle
 

Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival presents The Science of Flavour: Bitters, Tinctures and Shrubs
sponsored by Bittermens

Sat, Jun 8 from 2pm - 3:15pm

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In the cocktail world, bitters are seen as a vital aspect of drink building. This class will cover how to utilize the flavour of bitters, tinctures, and shrubs, what they are, and the science of how the elevate your drinking.

SPEAKERS
Matt Boyle
Jeff Van Horne
Dorothy Elizabeth
Evan McNeil
Jon Smolensky

Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival presents Lifeblood Seminar: Coffee, what makes great coffee; how to make great coffee; how to use coffee in cocktails
sponsored by Anchored Coffee and Disaronno and Tia Maria

Sat, Jun 8 at 2pm

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The bean that makes our industry GO! Learn more about what makes the best cuppa coffee the owner of Anchored Coffee, Dean Petty. Enjoy several coffee served from some of the best baristas in the city: Harley Shea and Justin Chin (Two If By Sea) and a signature cocktail mixed with coffee from Disaronno and Tia Maria Ambassador, Christina Reddy.

SPEAKERS
Dean Petty, Anchored Coffee
Christina Reddy, Tia Maria Ambassador

Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival presents Canadian vs. American Whisk(e)y
sponsored by Lot 40 and Woodfords Reserve

Sat, Jun 8 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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Join Taylor Corrigan and chat about whisk(e)y! 

Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival presents Scotch Seminar - Chemistry of Peat
sponsored by Mer et Soleil

Sat, Jun 8 from 7pm - 8:15pm

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From light peat to heavily peated, scotch is recognized worldwide for its variety of flavours and aromas that are often associated with smoke or peat. Come join Johanne McInnis for a deconstruction of peat and virtual tour through peat bogs of the UK through six very different whiskies.

Johanne McInnis, also known worldwide as the Whisky Lassie, has over 20 years experience in the public speaking field. Her educational background in distillation has given her a strong understanding of the whiskey making process and when combined with her natural passion lends beautifully to her master class.

Johanne will lead a Chemistry of Peat Seminar – From light peat to heavily peated, scotch is recognized worldwide for its variety of flavours and aromas that are often associated with smoke or peat. Come join Johanne McInnis for a deconstruction of peat and virtual tour through peat bogs of the UK through six very different whiskies.

SPEAKERS
Whisky Lassie


NSLC - The Port

5485 Clyde St
Halifax, NS B3J 3T5

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