Bar Convent Berlin celebrates this year its 12th year (first organized in 2007) of success and distinction as one of the world’s top bar shows –by far the best in Europe– delivering knowledge, introducing new products and defining trends for the future.
Since 2018, Angus Winchester has been appointed as Head of Education, renewing the organization’s approach to presentations and seminars. The collaboration is maintained this year as well, creating a unique program for Bar Convent Berlin.
Two presentations about Greek spirits
Bar Convent Berlin is opening it’s doors on Monday 7th till Wednesday 9th October, with more seminars than ever. Selected very carefully among the applications, you will find a great variety of topics through the various presentation halls. Angus Winchester meticulously created a program to “blend” experienced and young faces, with classic subjects and fresh ideas and speeches. This year, remember to join the two presentations on Greek spirits, which take place in the context of the participation and promotion of Greek spirits through Enterprise Greece and Greek Federation of Spirits Producers (S.E.Α.O.P.). You may know everything mentioned by Dimitris Kiakos, Thanos Prunarus and Thodoris Pyrillos or have a lot to learn about Greek traditional and modern spirits, an industry that we Greeks love, no matter how much we are fascinated by foreign distillates such as whiskey and rum.
The following Greek companies will participate in Bar Convent Berlin 2019:
- Three Cents 3-A09
- K. Psychis & Sons Distillery 4-A12
- Tentoura Castro – G. P. Hahalis 4-B29
- Enterprise Greece & Greek Federation of Spirits Producers (S.E.A.O.P.) 8-D02
Don’t forget to visit the Greek presentations during the BCB
Rum is the King of this year BCB
For those who love rum, Bar Convent Berlin in collaboration with well-known Ian Burrell aka The Rum Ambassador will present “House of Rum”, a space dedicated solely to rum at the Kühlhaus. “Rum is not just a drink, but a way of life” according to Ian Burrell, who continues “Like whisk(e)y, Rum is made in several countries that different rules and regulations. My philosophy is for you to understand a rum you must understand where it is made and how it is made. If a whisky says Scotch on the label, then the liquid must abide by the rules of Scotland. Likewise, if a rum says Jamaica on the label them it must abide by the rules of Jamaica. Enjoy what you like and know what you are drinking!”. He invites us to visit “House of Rum” to see the latest trends, such as rums aged in various wine casks, more cask strength rums, more independent or dependent bottlers, more rums made at a premium with true ageing, more crafted spiced rums.
Mauritius will be the country of honour, at this year’s Bar Convent Berlin. “House of Rum” is expecting you in Kühlhaus near the main building. Some of the exhibitors you can visit are Grays & Co, L’exil Ltee C/O Rhumerie De Chamarel, Litchquor, House of Lords, The Oxenham Craft Distillery, The Rhumerie Des Mascareignes and The Stirling Export House.
Coffee and beer are also available at BCB
Bar Convent Berlin has its own coffee section. Visit Coffee Convent to find out about coffee trends in bars. Coffee is considered to be a growing product that is increasingly conquering bars. Be sure to visit the brewery/beer section as well. Brew Berlin will be there for another year to share all that is needed to bartenders and businesses, with breweries from around the world involved.
Entrance to BCB
Bar Convent Berlin tickets are online available at €40,00 per day. Those who want to book for more days there is a discount package. About 14,000 visitors from around the world are expected at the Station Berlin and Kühlhaus, which hosts the event. Caution! Do not hesitate to book your tickets immediately and in accordance with the schedule of your interest. If sold-out, no one guarantees that you will be able to find the entrance, as ticket policy is strict.
First publication in Greek: Beer & Bar Magazine, Issue 10