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Tucson: Tavolino Bar Manager Wins Campari Cocktail Contest

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Congratulations Eric!

from the press release

Tucson, Ariz—Eric Farmilant, Bar Manager at Tavolino Ristorante Italiano, has won the “Local Champion”  award in the 2013 Campari “Best Aperitivo” Cocktail competition. Sponsored by the USBG (United States Bartenders Guild), the competition was held at the Surly Wench Pub on Sunday, August 18th .

Members of the Tucson USBG group participated in a lively competition where all entrants were required to use Cam­pari and other base spir­its from the Cam­pari Amer­ica port­fo­lio in a drink rep­re­sent­ing the cat­e­gory of Aper­i­tivo (a before-din­ner drink designed to stim­u­late the appetite).

Eric’s “Red Level Sage” cocktail was a perfect blend of Campari, Bianco Vermouth, pomegranate and grapefruit juices, sage and salt.  He now advances to the national competition with an all-expense paid trip to the Portland Cocktail Week event in Portland, Oregon, in October.  Winner of the national competition will receive a champion’s trophy and $1,000 cash prize.

Other winners at the competition were Karl Goranowski from Saint House whose “Wouldn’t It be Pretty to Think So” took 2nd place and Erick Bornmann from Plush, for 3rd place with his “Ruby Carlton.”

For additional information on USBG Tucson, please contact Aaron DeFeo at  adefeo@usbg.org.

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