Rome Bar Show – International Bar & Beverage Trade Show First Edition
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The first edition of Roma Bar Show, an international event focusing exclusively on the beverage and mixology sector, will take place from 10:00 until 21:00 on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 September 2019, at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Rome’s EUR district (no. 1 Piazza John Kennedy). The event will involve the entire city of Rome, with masterclasses, talks and conferences, side events and an off-stage event for those within the sector and the public, stands by the major companies as well as independents, food pairings and street food, coffee, but most of all liqueurs, wine, spirits, beer, distillates, as well as presenting the best bartenders and their cocktails. Industry professionals and international guests will share their experiences and knowledge on trends and industry news. The full program and ticket presales can be found on the official website www.romabarshow.com
The first edition of Roma Bar Show will take place from 10:00 until 21:00 on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 September 2019, at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Rome’s EUR district.
In its first edition, the Roma Bar Show will celebrate Negroni’s 100th anniversary, represented by the creations of Italy’s best bartenders. Themed areas will include a Mexico Village that with its agave spirits will cover the traditions of the country, thanks to a Mexican-style cocktail bar with guest bartenders from across the international scene. In a collaboration with Il Gin.it, the Gin Area will gather companies from the Italian and international gin sector. The striking Terrazza del Palazzo dei Congressi with its splendid view over the entire city of Rome will celebrate the Italian aperitif through a series of events.
Among the initiatives in the program is the Italian finale of “The Vero Bartender”, a Montenegro cocktail competition, which will take place on Tuesday 24 September, as well as the finish of “La Classica 2019”, a cycling event promoted by Martini Racing, which this year will end at the Roma Bar Show and includes bartender cyclists from all over the world.
In news just announced by the organisers, the RBS Academy will also take place, a series of workshops presented by some of the biggest exponents of Italian and international bartending. There the creativity and eccentricity of London will be explored, as well as that Italian touch that has conquered the whole world, the history and traditions that mix with innovation, and how science applied to mixing can create revolutionary drinks. Among the eagerly awaited guests are Antonio Parlapiano of The Jerry Thomas Speakeasy in Rome, who will cover the techniques and secrets of 10 iconic drinks, and also Filippo Sisti, who will present “Synergies between the Bar and Kitchen, the skills and logic behind mixing at the Talea Cocktail Bar” in Milan. Other guests include Flavio Angiolillo, who will present the “World Tour while seated at Iter’s bar counter” as well as Simone Caporale, Remy Savage, Gabriele Manfredi, Tony Pescatori and many others. The sessions will be held in the 800-seater Capitalis Auditorium at the Palazzo dei Congressi, and among the more noteworthy speakers are Pietro Collina from Nomad Bar in New York, Davide Segat and Daniele Liberati from Edition Bar in London, Patrick Pistolesi and Alexander Frezza, as well as Classics Innovation presented by a team from the Savoy American Bar in London, supported by Ron Diplomatico, Desmond Payne and Anistatia Miller in Gin Gin Gin, a collaboration with Beefeater Gin. Other international guests will be announced soon.
The masterclasses will focus on Italian excellence, from Gamondi’s Vermouth di Torino Superiore to the Vecchia Romagna method and the Tre Botti Reserve, and from the rosoli of Giardini D’Amore to Varnelli’s Anice Secco. There will be no shortage of food to be enjoyed either, with over 10 selections overseen by the Agrodolce restaurant, which has chosen several options from local cuisine to be featured in food trucks. The show welcomes Pizza e Mortazza, Supplizio, Gricia Road, Migliori’s Olive Ascolane (Ascoli-style stuffed olives), but also Mexican food by La Punta Expendio de Agave and Coffee Pot, and even meatballs by Pret-à-Polpett. Among other guests are Ken Lindsay, Brand Ambassador of Chivas Regal and Nicola Risk, the European Ambassador of Macallan. Internationally acclaimed bartender, Jim Meehan, and author of many books on mixology, together with publisher Readrink, will present his new title “Meehan’s Bartender Manual”. Roma Bar Show will also include a Side Event that will involve the entire city starting from Sunday 22 September, featuring many local and international guests who will take turns behind the bar counters of Jerry Thomas Speakeasy, La Punta Expendio de Agave, Freni e Frizioni, Hotel Locarno, Drink Kong, the First Hotel’s AcquaRoof Terrazza Molinari, Argot, Club Derrière, Banana Republic, Baccano, Metropolita, Chorus Cafè and many bars.
The Roma Bar Show project – explain the organisers – was born out of a need for the industry, its businesses and those working within it to meet and engage at an Italian event with international exposure, with the aim of raising the profile of the spirit industry and mixology in Italy. From this first edition, the event aims to become the leading Italian trade fair for bars, beverages and the hospitality industry.
The two-day event is promoted and organised by RIBS SRL of Andrea Fofi, Fabio Bacchi, Leonardo Leuci, The Jerry Thomas Project and Giuseppe Gallo. A partnership with Acqua San Pellegrino will see that guests are provided with water for the entire event. Other major sponsors and partners are Radio Globo, Banca Sella, Organics by Red Bull, Ghiaccio Facile, Birra Asahi, Pratesi Hotel Division, Bernabei, Zero, BarTales, Agrodolce, Blue BlazeR, and ilGin.it. The “Tu Drink” app, which has been integrated for the event, will help visitors navigate their way through exhibition spaces, events and side events.
Cheers and see you soon in Rome
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18th April 2019
Rome is always worth a visit. The Eternal City, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors with its ancient and beautiful attractions. The atmosphere is laid-back, the weather is nice, and apart from that, the first edition of “ROMA BAR SHOW” will be held in September. Save the date! I will – definitely!
In Rome, on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 September 2019, at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Rome’s EUR district (no. 1 Piazza John Kennedy), from 12:00 until 21:00, the first edition of “ROMA BAR SHOW” will be held, an international event exclusively dedicated to the beverage sector. The ROMA BAR SHOW project was born out of a need for the industry, its businesses and those working within it to meet and engage at an Italian event with international exposure, with the aim of raising the profile of the spirit industry and mixology in Italy.
The event aims to become the leading bar, beverage and hospitality sector exhibition in Italy. The ROMA BAR SHOW will be a reference point for professionals, a high-profile marketplace for doing quality business and discovering the latest industry innovations in terms of products, cocktails, trends, raw materials, equipment and semi-finished products.
Starting from this, its first edition, the ROMA BAR SHOW will boast a packed programme that will engage Rome in an intense line-up of master classes, talks and conferences, side-line and out-of-expo events dedicated to the trade and the consumer that will involve visitors and the city for the duration of the event.
Speakers will include industry professionals and international guests, who will share their experiences and knowledge on trends and industry innovations. The ROMA BAR SHOW will not only be an exhibition space, but rather a stage where new experiences can be tried first-hand through the stories of the participating brands.
Among the dedicated spaces are the evocative Le Terrazze of the Palazzo dei Congressi with its splendid views that embrace the entire city of Rome, the prestigious open-air theatre and the hanging gardens that complete the outdoor spaces where the exhibiting companies will recreate new spaces with a different feel. The event as a whole will be enriched by the participation of a prestigious pool of international bartenders.
Every year the ROMA BAR SHOW COCKTAIL BAR will pay tribute to a classic of Italian mixing. In its first edition RBS will celebrate the centenary of Negroni represented in the interpretations of Italy’s foremost bartenders.
Special attention will be paid to the world of food, pairings, and the use of coffee in mixing through tastings and performances with highly innovative and artistic content.
The artistic management of the ROMA BAR SHOW will release further news in due course.
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