Winchester’s first ever cocktail week

Winchester’s first ever cocktail week has kicked off with an exciting launch party at Winchester’s Hotel du Vin.

The party saw guests from around the city gather to celebrate the launch of an exciting week of cocktails and events, taking place 1 – 7 February 2016.

It was a sparkling evening consisting of cocktail tables managed by local businesses, jazz and of course, lots of delicious drinks.

Cabinet Rooms, founded by two local cocktail enthusiasts – Gary Whiter and Marcus Roe, teamed up with Winchester BID to produce the event. The week of festivities is kindly sponsored by local businesses Paris Smith LLP, Winchester Distillery and Rooster Creative Marketing.

Cocktail week will be an eclectic mix of cocktail masterclasses, parties, special events and of course, the chance to sample some of Winchester’s best cocktails in a range of bars, restaurants and cafes across the city. Expect to learn how to mix your favourite tipple, how your preferred spirit is made and exciting tips which will benefit attendees from the hospitality sector, as well as the consumer.

There will also be the chance to win some great prizes throughout the week. Bartenders can compete to win the inaugural “Winchester Cup” for the best cocktail of the week.

Finally, wristband holders will be invited to book a place at a celebration of cocktails through the ages at the exclusive Grand Finale party at Winchester’s Guildhall – the icing on the cake of cocktail week.

About Winchester Cocktail Week

Winchester Cocktail Week is in its first year and is set to become a key date in the South East event calendar. It is rapidly growing to become one of the most talked-about cocktail events outside of London. Under the management of Winchester Business Improvement District (BID) and The Cabinet Rooms, Winchester Cocktail Week aims to showcase the best of Winchester’s creative cocktail and hospitality talent, highlighting the individuality, innovation and skills of the industry.

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To get involved…

For more information, or to get involved, please contact Gary Whiter:

For Marketing/Press, please contact Amy Sheppard: