‘Norm’ from Cheers, Kelly Perdew of ‘The Apprentice’ with bottle flipping glass tossing, shaker spinning mixologists at 6th International Bar Show (June 26-27)

NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ — Six-time Emmy nominee George Wendt, ‘Norm’ from Cheers, and Kelly Perdew of Donald Trump’s ‘The Apprentice’ featured with bottle flipping, glass tossing, shaker spinning (flair) mixologists at 6th International Bar Show here (June 26-27).

Highlight of the event is the Flair Competition pitting bartenders from Europe, Japan, South America and Canada against a team of New York’s elite in ‘The Big Apple’ Showdown. See http://www.rdpgroup.com/ .

“Never have drinks been so outlandish and imaginative,” says Ray Foley, publisher of Bartender Magazine and Sponsor of the ‘New York’s Best Cocktail Contest.’ Winners receive big money prizes and appear in Bartender Magazine.

Wendt is appearing on behalf of ‘The Spirits Academy’ sponsored by Jim Beam. Kelly Perdew and George Ross of ‘The Apprentice’ are appearing to promote Trump Ice, a new beverage by Donald Trump.

Dave ‘The Ginger Wizard’ Pearson, Guinness World Record holder for speed pool, takes on challengers for the first time on East Coast. Attendees can test their skills, and try their luck. Pearson will be at Valley Dynamo area, sponsor of competition.

‘Lifting the ban on smoking’ … This year, would be hopefuls for Mayor of New York are teaming with Empire State Restaurant & Tavern Association. Volunteers will be on hand with petitions for signing.

Thousands of professionals from bars, nightclubs, restaurants and liquor stores from all over the country come to see what’s happening in the industry. They sample the newest beverages and see the latest technology. Hundreds of exhibits.

The Bar Show is from noon to 6pm, Sunday and Monday, June 26-27 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. For the trade only. See http://www.rdpgroup.com/

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