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"Truly great drinks are easy to make, you just need the elements, unique ingredients & a story to tell"

GO BACK TO THE ROOTS, 
TRAVEL TO GREECE &
THE ATHENS BAR SHOW

US COMPETITION

THE FINAL

ROOTS

four spirited liqueurs with true heritage

Truly great drinks are easy to make, you just need the elements, unique ingredients & a story to tell.

Back to the Roots

US COMPETITION

 

Ladies and gentlemen ! We have a winner !
Jen La Forge from Blossom Bar in Boston is coming to the Athens Bar Show in November !
The second spot went to Sam Treadway from Backbar in Boston again and the first New Yorker was in third place, Alexander Kass from Lion Lion and the Aviary !

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OUSIA NYC

Ousia is a high end bar restaurant with a greek mediterranean twist, located on the waterfront, just off the West Side Highway.

Judges:

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Dimitrios Elias Zahariadis

co-founder and President of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) New Haven Chapter (formerly CT Chapter), is an award-winning bartender and pioneer in the craft cocktail movement in the state of CT. Roots Brand Ambassador in New England

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Eric Job

born and raised in Norwich, Connecticut and moved to NYC to work for Tom Colicchio almost a decade ago . Worked at various prestigiouscocktail bars in Manhattan and Brooklyn including Amor y Amargo and Extra Fancy. For the last fours years he is the east coast brand ambassador for Olmeca Altos tequila.


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Adam teeter

CEO & co-founder at Vinepair, the fastest growing drinks media company. Adam is an authority on how to make the drinks world accessible to everyone as well as on the ever evolving media landscape. He is the winner of the Left Bank Bordeaux Cup American Wine-Tasting Championship and holds an MBA from NYU Stern.

Truly great drinks are easy to make, you just need the elements, unique ingredients & a story to tell

It's time to visit Athens and the best bar show in Europe in November and feel the hospitality & vibe of some of the best bars in the world !
THE DATE & THE VENUE OF THE FINAL WILL BE ANNOUNCED VERY SOON ! 
STAY TUNED !

BACK TO THE ROOTS COMPETITION:
Past editions

"Back to the Roots" is a mobile competition, moving from place to place every year. It all started 2 years ago in Milan, Italy and last year we moved on to the UK and London. This year it is time to be on the US east coast !

The philosophy of the competition is always the same:

Back to the Roots: Simplicity, authenticity, heritage. Great drinks are easy to make, you just need unique ingredients & a story to tell

 

Moments from our last competition and the massive bar takeover last year at the Athens Bar Show:

Back to the Roots UK competition final, 2017
Cahoots - London
Judges: Simone Caporale, Ben Reed It was a simple, yet tough competition, as most finalists confirmed. The philosophy of Roots brings us back to the four basic elements of nature, where everything is elemental, natural and true.