Moscow Bar Show returns for its third year, 1st – 3rd October 2013
Nearly 8,000 visitors attended the Moscow Bar Show in 2012 and, with the recent ban on all consumer advertising of alcohol in Russia, it seems likely that attendance will be significantly higher this year.
Expect presentations and demonstrations from some of the world’s leading bartenders and muckety mucks, many appearing in Russia for the first time, as well as the usual product and cocktail sampling stations.
The 2013 programme will include Anistatia Miller & Jared Brown (Mixellany), Esther Medina (Opium, Soho) and Luis Simoes (Ritz London) from the UK. London’s Paul Tvorog (Bar Bohemia, Shoreditch) joins forces with Moscow’s Bek Narzi (Russian Cocktail Club). Moscow’s Bartender Brothers will drop the local knowledge, and Taiwan’s leading bartender Aki Wang brings Asian flavours to Moscow for the first time. Oh, and some guys from the states are coming too – David Wondrich, Don Lee (PDT) and the Dead Rabbit lads.
The MBS Cup, a bar team competition for all Russia/ CIS bartenders, returns this year as well. The competition is run by Moscow Bar Show in association with Moscow’s Bartender Brothers. The winners score a trip to London for a tour the city’s best bars.