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1–2 July 2024
Olympia London

Movers & Shakers Competitions

Who will be crowned winners?

The Movers & Shakers theatre will play host to two different competitions: the Great Imbibe Shake Off and the Sommelier Wine Awards:

Join the Excitement - Enter The Great Imbibe Shake Off

Calling on all bartending maestros! Experience the excitement as talented bar teams from top British bars go head-to-head in a thrilling cocktail competition live on stage, hosted by Jack Sotti. With a total prize of £1000 at stake (£500 per winning team per day), contestants will face two rounds – crafting their signature cocktails and mastering mystery ingredients. Join us on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd July to watch four new bar teams go head-to-head.

Enter by 19th June for a chance to win £500 for you and your team!

The competitive challenge:

Four teams will compete against each other each day on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd July in two exciting rounds:

  • Signature Serve: Create your best cocktail using ingredients of your choice and present its story to the judges and attendees.

  • Mystery Ingredient: Showcase your creativity by crafting a cocktail using our surprise ingredients.

    Attend each day at the Movers & Shakers theatre to see who wins! Join us for an unforgettable experience that celebrates talent, innovation, and the spirit of camaraderie in the world of mixology.

Meet the Judges:

Judging each day will be done by a combination of two industry pros and the audience vote.

Monday 1st July 

  • Cyan Wong (Bartender and drinks consultant) and 
  • Becky Paskin (Drinks writer and TV presenter advocate for women in whisky)

Tuesday 2nd July

  • Deano Moncrieffe (Agave spirirts expert and founder of Hacha Bar)
  • Anna Sebastian (Hospitality consultant for luxury hotels, F&B concepts, brands & people)

Will your team be crowned the winners of The Great Imbibe Shake Off and take home £500? Let your cocktail artistry take center stage, showcase your talent, dazzle the audience and claim the title of The Great Imbibe Shake-Off 2024 champions!

The Sommelier Wine Awards Prize Giving & Tasting

This year marks the hotly anticipated return of leading wine competition the Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA), the only awards judged exclusively by sommeleirs and experts from the on-trade. SWA will launch the comprehensive 'Gold Book' for the awards, detailing the rankings for all the wines, trophy presentations, and tastings of the highest scoring wines from this year’s competition. 

Want to be in the competition audience?

Entry to all our masterclasses and competitions is included in the entry ticket price.