For those of you who have attended the now notorious Mixology Summit, or were hoping to finally get there this year, you may be wondering what’s up with the Summit since you haven’t heard anything yet (last year the deadline to apply was...last week!)
Well, we just wanted to be sure you know that the Summit is changing its format just a little bit, beginning this year. In 2010, the formerly annual Mixology Summit will become a series of individual, one-day, Regional Mixology Summit Qualifiers.
That’s right---the team at aka wine geek will be working with our friends at Grand Marnier, just like in years past, but this year we will be taking our show on the road, and bringing the Mixology Summit to YOU!
These regional, one day, “mini summits” will have a similar focus and feel to the Vail Summit----a little education, a lot of fun, fantastic cocktails, and maybe most importantly, a chance to interact and share info with your peers and mentors from within the craft.
The regional summits are also what we are calling qualifying events, at which we will choose the top bartenders from each region to attend the 2011 Summit, which will again return to its now semi-annual, national scope, welcoming the top 100 bartenders in the USA for a gathering for a three day weekend in Vail.
To be considered for the 2011 Summit, you will need to submit your application, just as in the past, but this time you will have to compete with your peers for the right to attend. At the end of January, we will send out another email with dates, locations, and website info where applications are accepted. IF your application is chosen, you will then compete at the regional summit for the right to be one of the guaranteed attendees from each region.
The entire team at aka wine geek is really looking forward to seeing you soon. We are also excited to visit your city, and share our mutual passion, and maybe a cocktail [or three] with you.
Wishing you a joyous and wonderful holiday season, and a rockin’ New Year!
Steve Olson, Andy Seymour and the entire aka wine geek team
aka wine geek
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