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Tuesday 2nd July

mic iconCentre Stage

12.30pm Name That Wine (in association with Alliance Wine)
Wine in glass, taste buds at the ready. Our fast-paced, energy-charged wine quiz is back! Will you name that wine and claim top prize? Presented by Andrew Catchpole.

2pm Beer SommALEier
Beer expert and Imbibe’s Educator of the Year Melissa Cole takes to the stage to talk beer and food - and what getting it right can do for your business.

4pm Bartenders Vs Sommeliers - The Final (in association with Diageo and Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wine)
It’s the fifth year of the on-trade’s biggest battle. Will barspoons triumph over spittoons? Will the ‘tenders win back the trophy, after two years on the losing side? It’s time to find out. Presented by Jane Parkinson & JJ Goodman.

wine iconLiquid Profits (in association with Global Payments)

11.30pm Crowdfunding: Raising finance for startups and growing businesses
CrowdCube’s Co-Founder Luke Lang tells you how crowdfunding platforms can help you find investors, and kickstart or grow your business.

12.30pm New Technology & Payment Solutions
Technology can make taking payments simple! Global Payments show you how offering the right payment solution to your customers can increase loyalty, speed and profit.

1.30pm Intelligent Promotions = Thriving Business
ETM Group's Beverage Operations Manager Kane Brookes tells you how to drive footfall using promotions that enhance rather than harm your reputation.

2.30pm Green Profits
The Sustainable Restaurant Association tells you how green practices and being good for the environment can help your profits.

3.30pm Unleash the Power of Social Media
Imbibe's head of online, Ed Butcher, on how to unlock social media's door to success, and what getting it right can mean for your business.

shaker iconShake It!

12pm Global Cocktail Trends with Dale DeGroff
The acclaimed King of Cocktails Dale DeGroff on the latest trends to hit the globe. An unmissable session.

1pm Tony C's Savoury Cocktails
Pioneering cocktail creator Tony Conigliaro of the Drinks Factory (69 Colebrooke Row, Zetter Townhouse) explores savoury cocktails in his inimitable style.

2pm The American Whiskey Boom
Bourbon, rye, corn and more... American whiskey's booming. Dan Priseman shares some tips for making the most of this hot category, and mixes a few drinks too.

3pm Around the World of Cocktails (in association with Midori)
Midori’s global brand ambassador Manuel Terron takes you on a whistle-stop global tour, exploring how regional ingredients can work on your cocktail list.

shaker iconWine World

10.30am-12.30pm Sommelier Wine Awards LIVE : The Trophies
Join our tasting panel and help judge SWA 2013's best wines in the 'House Wine of the Year' , 'Fine Wine of the Year', 'Gastropub Wine of the Year' and 'Best in Show' categories. Taste along with some of the industry's top palates to help decide on the best of the best.

1.15pm Riesling: The Food Lover (in association with Wines of Germany)
Self-confessed Riesling nut Anne Krebiehl explores the sweet side of dry and off-dry German Rieslings and explains why these are perfect wines for modern food.

2.15pm Rosés for Every List (in association with Provence Wines UK)
Fruity, structured, light, powerful, served by the glass or paired with food. Simon Woods shows the versatility of Provence Rosé and discusses its place on good wine lists.

3.15pm By the Glass: A Masterclass by Xavier Rousset MS
A good by the glass offering can make all the difference to your bar or restaurant. Expert advice and top tips from Imbibe’s Restaurant Personality of the Year.

shaker iconTaste Zone

11am A Rum Adventure with Ian Burrell
UK Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell guides you through a unique tasting of rare rums, matched with specially created marshmallows from confectioners extraordinaire, The Marshmallowists.

12pm Beer Trends in 2013
Beer experts Ben McFarland will present a talk and tutored tasting showcasing six beers representing six exciting trends for 2013.

1pm Matching Food with Non-Alcoholic Drinks
You have a fantastic menu, a great wine list, but what if your customers aren’t drinking alcohol? Curators of boutique teas Lalani & Co and botanical brewers Fentiman’s will show that teetotal can be inspirational. Presented by Jane Parkinson.

2pm Absinthe:The History & The Mystery
Ted Breaux discusses the history of absinthe and serves up a tasting of its different styles and expressions, exploring the drink behind the myth.

3pm Talisker Tasting with Team Skye
Come and meet the Talisker team and try six different expressions from the world-famous Skye distillery: Storm, Port Ruighe, 57 North, 10 y.o., 18 y.o. and the stunning 25.y.o., plus some special surprises.

shaker iconTraining Zone

11am - 12.15pm Train the Trainer (with Shaker BarSchools)
This session provides professional hands-on training for bar managers, hospitality and F&B managers, in-store trainers and those wishing to become professional trainers in the hospitality industry.

12.15 - 1.15pm The Value of Good Wine Service (with AFWS)
Sommeliers explain the importance of wine service in an everyday restaurant scenario. Learn how to read your customers and develop your wine knowledge to increase sales, and try out the new AFWS e-learning Licence to Work in Wine Service course.

1.15 - 2.30pm International Bartenders Course (with Shaker BarSchools)
A taster of the intense week-long programme designed to train beginners and developing bartenders, building on bartending and practical cocktail skills to become a competent professional bartender.

2.30 - 3.30pm WSET’s Guide to Food & Wine Pairing
Discover how your palate’s sensitivity affects your relationship with food and wine, and how the five basic tastes in your food can completely alter the wine you pair it with. WSET’s guide will teach you the basics involved in making the best possible matches, and avoiding the worst!

3.45 -
5pm
Advanced Bartenders Course (with Shaker BarSchools)
The Shaker BarSchools team demonstrate how to take your experience, product and cocktail knowledge to the next level. Expect an advanced mixology session covering classic and contemporary cocktails with modern twists and competition-winning recipes.

 
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Wednesday 3rd July

mic iconCentre Stage

12pm Name That Wine (in association with Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wine)
Wine in glass, taste buds at the ready. Our fast-paced, energy-charged wine quiz is back! Will you name that wine and claim top prize? Presented by Andrew Catchpole.

1.30pm Wine Cocktail Challenge
See sommeliers and bartenders team up to mix wine-based drinks and do battle in this vinous cocktail challenge. Presented by Jane Parkinson and JJ Goodman.

4pm The Great British Shake-off
The quest to find the quintessential British cocktail is underway. British ingredients, shaken or stirred! Presented by Alice Lascelles.

 

wine iconLiquid Profits (in association with Global Payments)

12.30pm New Technology & Payment Solutions
Technology can make taking payments simple! Global Payments show you how offering the right payment solution to your customers can increase loyalty, speed and profit.

1.30pm From Pop-up to Start-up
Is opening a pop-up the route to success? Pitt Cue Co.'s Jamie Berger, Bonnie Gull's Alex Hunter and Giles Looker from Soulshakers tell you what pop-ups can really mean for your business dreams, and how to make the concept work for you.

2.30pm Starting Up on Your Own
Camille Hobby-Limon from The Charles Lamb Pub, The London Cocktail Club's JJ Goodman and Gorgeous Group's Director Julian Shaw share their tips and give essential advice on how to prepare to launch a successful venue on your own.

3.30pm Unleash the Power of Social Media
Imbibe's head of online, Ed Butcher, on how to unlock social media's door to success, and what getting it right can mean for your business.

 

shaker iconShake It!

12pm Drinking Through the Decades
Imbibe's 'Hot Stuff' award-winner Andy Mil and industry legend Alessandro Palazzi revisit the ultimate cocktail menus from the 80s,90s and 2000s.

1pm Unlock your Senses
The Aroma Academy takes you on an educational journey into aroma recognition and explores the sensory system. Discover the fascinating world of gin botanicals and how these can be used to create new drink styles.

2pm The 'Simple' Martini (in association with Belvedere)
What makes a cocktail ‘simple’? Is the Martini a less interesting cocktail because of its simplicity, or more so? Join Claire Smith, Tristan Stephenson & Alessandro Palazzi, as they explore how to transform the simplest of cocktails into beautiful, complex and powerful concepts.

3pm Remember your First Time?
Alex Kratena of the Artesian Bar will teach you to wow customers and create lasting impressions. From great service strategies and surprise elements to answering the questions that matter the most.

 

shaker iconWine World

10.30am-12.30pm New Zealand Pinot Noir Tasting
Come and join Imbibe's panel of experts and taste alongside some of the country's best on-trade palates to award the best Pinot Noirs from New Zealand.

1pm Beaujolais Masterclass with Hamish Anderson (in association with Wines of Beaujolais)
The Tate’s Hamish Anderson breaks misconceptions and reveals the terroir of Beaujolais in a tasting of some of the region’s best crus.

2.15pm Affordable Luxury
Don’t pay for the label, says Andrew Catchpole. Looking beyond the big names to find great value wines can do wonders for your bottom line - find out where to look in this session.

3.15pm Bubble & Chic
The UK's love affair with all things sparkling shows no sign of slowing down. Jane Parkinson tells you how to capture the fizz zeitgeist.

 

shaker iconTaste Zone

12pm Auchentoshan Presents…The Taste Experiment
Coffee and taste consultancy Dunne Frankowski and cocktail genius Ryan Chetiyawardana (AKA Mr Lyan) deconstruct taste through a series of interactive experiments.

1pm Beer Trends in 2013
Beer expert Ben McFarland will be presenting a talk and tutored tasting showcasing six beers representing six exciting trends for 2013.

2pm Holy Smoke
Smoked foods are all the rage but finding the right drink to match their sometimes strong, sometimes subtle, flavours can be difficult. Simon Woods shares his top tips in this smokin' food pairing session featuring the award-winning Artisan Smokehouse.

3.15pm The Rise of Saké
Discover the fascinating world of saké in this tutored tasting. Hakkasan's Christine Parkinson will show you how to use saké in any restaurant, examining the styles, the culture and the art of service surrounding this versatile wine.

 
International Bartenders Course (with Shaker BarSchools)

shaker iconTraining Zone

11am - 12.15pm Train the Trainer (with Shaker BarSchools)
This session provides professional hands-on training for bar managers, hospitality and F&B managers, in-store trainers and those wishing to become professional trainers in the hospitality industry.

12.15 - 1.15pm WSET’s Guide to Food & Wine Pairing
Discover how your palate’s sensitivity affects your relationship with food and wine, and how the five basic tastes in your food can completely alter the wine you pair it with. WSET’s guide will teach you the basics involved in making the best possible matches, and avoiding the worst!

1.15 - 2.30pm International Bartenders Course (with Shaker BarSchools)
A taster of the intense week-long programme designed to train beginners and developing bartenders, building on bartending and practical cocktail skills to become a competent professional bartender.

2.30 - 3.30pm The Value of Good Wine Service (with AFWS)
Sommeliers explain the importance of wine service in an everyday restaurant scenario. Learn how to read your customers and develop your wine knowledge to increase sales, and try out the new AFWS e-learning Licence to Work in Wine Service course.

3.45 -
5pm
Molecular Mixology (with Shaker BarSchools)
This session is a snippet of the day-long course designed for those wishing to explore cutting-edge drink preparation. Taking inspiration from the world’s leading chefs, think foams, jellies, caviar, smokes and much more.

 
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