BarSmarts Wired

by Stevi on August 30, 2009

in Cocktails,Education

I just registered for BarSmarts Wired.

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I’ve always heard great things about Pernod Ricard’s BarSmarts Advanced Program, but have never had a chance to participate.

Now they have created an online version, and are running it through September for the very low price of $45.

The BarSmarts Wired program consists of 16 hours of online reading and videos to prepare you for four 25 question tests and finally a virtual cocktail building test where you must prepare five of seven classic cocktails correctly, from ingredients through glassware. Upon successful completion, you receive a certificate and can use the certification on your resume.

You also receive a rea set of BarSmarts logo bartools, including a muddler, bar spoon, and Boston shaker. Those who have already received their kits say they’re worth the $45 on their own.

As Andrew Bohrer recently noted in a footnote to his comparison of Cocktail the movie to Kitchen Confidential the book, there are few opportunities to learn about preparing quality classic cocktails. The Beverage Alcohol Resource (BAR) Program is working to bridge this gap. The BarSmarts Wired Program is a great way to extend their reach.

There’s still time for you to get involved. Registrations are being accepted through September 30. You will have four weeks from your registration to complete the program.

I’m excited to get started!

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