The AVERNA / UKBG competition was held on Monday 16 sept , At Dabbous Bar / Restaurant courtesy of Oskar Kinsberg , it was a very interesting day with a great product , the competitors came from a good selection of top hotels and bars,
They made some interesting creations, the criteria was they had to make a cocktail and a shooter , The drinks had to be unconventional and able to be reproduced all over the world , the winner would be used by Averna as their house cocktail.

The Judges were Michele Tuveri Brand Ambassador for Averna at Instill drinks, Luca Cordiglieri Vice President UKBG, Oskar Kinsberg owner of Dabbous.

With many thanks to Jaye Iwanowski, Marketing Manager from Instill for putting the competition together and arranging the sponsoship and prizes ..

The winner was Gabriele Secolo, from The Intercontinental Hotel , One Park Lane

Second was Remi Satony-Bena fro 45 park Lane Hotel ( part of the Dorchester Hotel Group )

Third was Miss Mariantonietta Varamo from The Dukes Hotel ( The First Lady Bartender at Dukes For 150 years to work with the Legendary Alessandro Palazzi.)

Michael Sweetman

London Area UKBG Chairman

m.sweetman2@ntlworld.com