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Adding flavors to the world by the International bartenders.

The “Snowland” was the home at the 14th occasion to hold the International Finlandia Vodka Cup in Helsinki.

The world’s best bartenders measured their knowledge in an extremely strong competition.

The bartenders had to show their skills in three classic categories: an aperitif, a long and a so-called Quick drink. The Competition Committee stood of a dozen jury members. The bartenders did their best to charm the jury members.

During the contest the Competition Committee watched carefully not only the harmony of  flavors, but the art, style and the compositions of the craft of  the three original Finlandia cocktails.

A bartender ain’t really a female profession, yet the Norwegian-born female bartender Ms. Monica Berg achieved a gold medal for her delicious and stylish creations in the Quick Mix category.

Mr. Neil Punwani, Executive Director expressed his delight and acknowledgment to the excellent “Finlandia Vodka Ambassadors” gathered from all around the world.

Mr. Krzysztof Rathnau from Poland was the one who could sit on the high stand of the imaginary Finlandia Vodka  throne. He, as the winner, who had not only acheived a reputation, but scored the highest in the overall competition  won the World Champion award of the amount of 25,000USD.

This year representing Hungary was Mr. Matthew Csatlós who also featured prominently in the Quick Mix and the long drink category and achived to be in both race and ended  in the 7thplace. Now he is amongst the world’s top 10 bartenders.  This year already it was his second time to be the winner in the national championship.  The award was to lift the bottle of the Finlandia Vodka in Helsinki and  set loose his imagination by prepairing his cocktails at the Finnish capital,  as to participate at the XIV. International Finlandia Vodka Cup.

Update by Aggie Reiter


News sourse and photos from Ms. Ildikó Kelemen – Red Lemon Media

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