Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention in Las Vegas, April 8-10

WSWA - Call for Cocktails

WSWA – Call for Cocktails

The 71st Annual Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Convention and Exposition heads to Las Vegas April 8-10. I attended last year in Orlando and am very excited to check out the convention again this year. Held at Caesar’s Palace, the 3-day convention includes events, competitions and  and wine and spirits tastings.

WSWA - Call for Cocktails

WSWA – Call for Cocktails

Check out this video for some highlights from last year’s convention.

Tony with Call for Cocktails winner, Ro Patel

Tony Abou-Ganim with Call for Cocktails winner, Ro Patel

 

One of my favorite activities at conventions and cocktail weeks are competitions. I had fun judging last year’s Hoptails Mixology comeptition. There are a couple of other competitions worth checking out including Call for Cocktails and the Wholesalers Iron Mixologist competition.

April 8- Hoptails Mixology competition

April 9 – Call for Cocktails competition

April 9 – Wholesalers Iron Mixologist competition

It’s also fantastic to check out many products that haven’t hit the market yet. It’s the ultimate sneak peek! Here are some of cool products I saw last year.

Bonus! Here’s the Call for Cocktails winning cocktail from last year and recipe. For more recipes, check out my Hoptails recap from last year.

Ro Patel's Call for Cocktails winning drink

Ro Patel’s 2013 Call for Cocktails winning drink: Aroma Coma

Aroma Coma by Ro Patel, Sling Bar Company

  • 2 oz Ty Ku Coconut nigori sake
  • .50 gin
  • .75 jasmine syrup
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • roasted sesame seeds and oil for garnish

Shake all except seeds and oil. Strain into a glass with ice. Float sesame seeds and oil for garnish. 

 

See you in Vegas!

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