COMPS THEY ARE A COMING! – Are you ready?

Updated: September 1, 2006

David_MorrisonThat’s a good question. How ready are you? The Flair bartending competition scene is on fire with more and more competitions popping up all over the globe shows us are sport has grown in popularity tremendously not only with bartenders and competitors but more importantly the general public, sponsors and the media as well.

With the names Delpech, Skyy Vodka, Finest Call, the FBA, Flairco, Flairbar.com and countless other names quickly becoming house hold names on the tip of the tongues of people ordering drinks at the bar. With all of us working together we are moving mountains of broken glass and molding it into glass sculptures of art.

There is definitely a buzz in the air about Flair bartending competitions. Everybody is hungry for more. Prepare to be fed… The next two big competitions in Florida are “Summer Flair 2″ September 24th – 26th in Palm Beach Gardens and “Quest” October 22nd – 25th in Orlando. Both promise to be a great time!

Speaking of or sport expanding even more globally and a great time… Jim Allison shows us “Flair in Germany” on our ‘Articles’ page. Can’t wait until next year!



Loukmas_Husted_chambordNext we go north to Canada where Mike McLean reviews the Pinnacle of Bartending Competition 2006 this month on our ‘Comp Reviews’ page. “The one competition that promotes the lifestyle of a hardcore Flair bartender as much as anything that happens on stage.”

While you are practicing for all of these competitions you will almost definitely need a Flairco portable bar. It is the standard in all major Flair bartending competitions. Ever wonder how the magic puzzle breaks down into a suitcase? Wonder no more… you can learn more on our ‘And Finally’ page. What bartenders really ever look at directions anyway’s?


JD_MargaritavilleThe direction we head next is South to Miami where we met up with Ceasar Romero while he took some time out of his “Summer Flair 2″ practicing to teach you a trick or two… all on our ‘Masterclass’ page.

Next we travel to France with a master of tricks and techniques… Nicolas Saint-Jean. Learn more about how he puts his Flair into motion on our ‘Interviews’ page. Have your bar spoons ready…

Next we have the Vice President of the USBG (United States Bartenders Guild) Nevada Chapter, Bobby G., is ‘In The Mix’ as he shares with us the thoughts on standards and simple rules for cocktails.


Joey_bdayIf all of that talking about drinks makes you thirsty we have just the trick on our ‘Flavors’ page brought to you by one of our resident mixologists Laurent Greco as he creates three Succulent Skyy Cocktails that are sure to do the job. Yum!

Kevin Bednarz is back again with our newest addition “Flairmation” which we bring back “Last Call Larry” the first ever Flair based comic strip. You can check out his continuing adventures each month on our “Flairmation” page. Last Call Larry is the man!



VintageFor all of you mixologists out there… Don’t forget to check out our new content collector called ‘Cocktails’. This is where you can share your own Skyy vodka and Finest Call cocktail recipes with the rest of the world and get credit for it. Have a great drink you invented? Want to share it with the rest of the world? Think it is worthy? Prove it!

Then we have the results of our overwhelming ‘Reader Contest’ where you had your chance to win a lot of cool prizes! What are you waiting for, if you don’t enter you can’t win!



Skyy_melonAll of this plus our regular features, ‘Cut Off’ by Toby Ellis, more ‘Barware’, more pages, and more Flair than you can shake Last Call Larry’s little black book at..










To Flair & Friends.

Rob Husted


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