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Wednesday, July 20 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Grasping for Air

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Atmospheric air is primarily made up of nitrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide. Air is one of the most accessible yet elusive ingredients in the bartenders' arsenal. We are constantly trying to preserve precious vermouths and other highly perishable items by shielding the from as much air exposure as possible. At the same time we implement force carbonation and shaking techniques as we seek to achieve that sweet spot of aeration and dilution in cocktails. Should we consider air a friend or a foe? In this seminar join cocktail maven, Jaymee Mandeville as she sheds light on the methods practiced by bartenders around the world and through time. Panelists with diverse backgrounds weight in on topics like the science of oxidation and application of NO2 vs CO2. To shake, throw, stir...is there a difference...or are we just putting on airs?

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Jaymee Mandeville

Senior Portfolio Ambassador - Bacardi USA West, Team Enterprises
This West Coast native started off behind Hollywood's starlit nightclubs slinging at a high volume pace. As with many Angelenos, Jaymee had quite a few career aspirations and worked for well known motion picture studios, talent agencies and as a fashion stylist for top magazines and TV shows. The shifts till 4 am followed by 6 am call times on set became too much, so she explored the restaurant side of the bar and was delighted to marry her... Read More →


Daniel Eun

The Normandie Club
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Erik Lorincz

Head Bartender, American bar, The Savoy
Erik started his career graduating from the Hospitality School in his native Slovakia in 1999. Shortly afterwards he came across the first bartending book by Roman Uhlir. This inspired Erik greatly and he decided to take up the opportunity to learn about bartending. He joined a three month intensive bartending program in Prague run by Roman Uhlir; who became his first mentor. | In January 2004, Erik decided to move to London to improve his... Read More →
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Shelley Menze

Sr. Beverage Scientist, Bacardi

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Bacardi USA


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