Cocktail Challenge final

16 May, 2008

Watch contenders battle it out to make the best after dinner cocktails from three categories - white spirits, brown spirits and liqueurs & specialities - in the Drinks International Cocktail Challenge final in the Ambassadors Suite on May 22.

DI (OLN's sister title) will give a sneak preview of the results of its 2008

survey of the world's biggest selling spirits brands. DI and Euromonitor will reveal the findings

at 12pm on May 20 at the Distil industry briefings. Cooley Distillery, Diageo, Mangrove, Whyte & Mackay, Global Brands and After SA will be among those hosting spirits-focused seminars, tutorials and demonstrations in the Ambassadors Suite throughout the show.




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Talking terroir

When Bordeaux was in fashion, it seemed almost logical that we should fetishise winemakers. Here were people responsible for brilliant acts of blending, across large estates and multiple grape varieties, including superstars such as cabernet sauvignon and merlot. These days, fashion has moved on and pinot noir is ascendant. As a result, the star of the winemaker has fallen and we find ourselves following a new star in the sky: terroir.

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