By Derrek J. Hull, Blogger-in-Chief
This year’s International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event is shaking things up with two new event features.
First up, the IWSB Star of the Bar competition on YouTube™ is on a quest to find America’s most creative mixologist. Did we mention the competition is open to everyone?! Yep, that’s right … come one, come all! We’re talking huge bragging rights for the winner including a $5,000 cash prize.
YouTube users will cast their votes and send six semi-finalists to Chicago to mix, shake and stir their cocktails live at IWSB on Sunday, May 23.
IWSB attendees will sample and vote that day for three finalists who will compete ice to shaker at the first-ever IWSB After Party on Sunday, May 23, 9 p.m. to midnight at Rockit Bar & Grill. In the end, Rockit Ranch Productions CEO/founder Billy Dec, "the modern mixologist" master himself Tony Abou-Ganim and other expert panelists will crown the IWSB Star of the Bar winner.
RSVPs to the After Party are available on a first-come, first-served (no pun intended, we swear!) basis ... hurry, get a move on!