Small Bar Awards 2017

The Small Bar Association is proud to announce its sixth annual Small Bar Awards!

The awards event will be held on Monday the 6th of November 2017 at the Dominion League, 84 Beaufort St, Perth from 7pm.

Steve Blaine – learn how to be a “cicerone”

Join Steve (an official cicerone or Beer Sommelier)and Andy Scade (Brewery manager from little creatures) in this masterclass as they talk about beer in all of its glory.

Ricky Gomez – History of vodka

Ricky Gomez – Ricky is Ketel One’s International Brand. RHe triumphed over 20 other skilled competitors in New York to win the title of Diageo’s first ever World Class U.S. Ambassador. Born and raised in New Orleans, Gomez learned his craft from some of the country’s best mixologists at NOLA’s Cure but more recently earned his reputation in Portland at Teardrop Lounge and Riffle NW. Since winning World Class, Ricky has travelled as a Diageo Ambassador, worked in TV on Bar Rescue, and most recently, returned to Portland as the chief architect of Compère Lapin’s bar space and cocktail program.

Global drink trends with Naren Young

Naren Young – An Australian who, after a stint in London made his way to New York, working at a range of top flight bars such as Saxon + Parole and Bacchanal. Naren is also a freelance journalist who was launch editor for Bartender Magazine and Editor in Chief for five years. He talked about global drink trends, the psychology and cost implications of putting together a world-class drinks menu and the little touches that make your bar stand out from all the others.