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Bridget Albert

Southern Wine & Spirits
National Director of Education Beam Suntory

Bridget is an advocate for upbeat education that makes an impact. She has designed beverage programs for top National Accounts and is a James Beard Honoree.  

Bridget is the co-author of “Market Fresh Mixology”.  She has won numerous awards and honorable mentions for her work in the beverage world.  This includes 1st place at the Tale of the Cocktail Bar Chef Competition, Chicago Tribune Good Eats Award and the coveted Share Our Strength Sustaining a Community award.  She has had the pleasure of hosting charity beverage events for a variety of companies, including the Bellagio, Locks of Love ,Sky Blue, Cocktail for a Cure, Make a Wish Foundation, Hadassah, Taste of the Nation, and New Leaders for New Schools.  Bridget is the Founder of the National Charity Foundation of the United States Bartenders' Guild, the world's largest contributor to the cocktail culture.  Currently she holds the position as National Director of Education Beam Suntory. Bridget is the Founder of the Academy of Spirits and Fine Service IL, KY & MN a program for bartenders that covers the history of all spirits and pre-prohibition cocktails, and the Advanced Mixology Culinary Academy.  Bridget was the first featured Mixologist on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America Battle Mango.

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