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Bacardi Legacy gets 'insane' coverage in China
Published:  22 May, 2017

More than 200,000 Chinese residents tuned in to the Taiwan and China performances in the semi-final of the Bacardi Legacy cocktail competition in Berlin.

Two days of semi-finals saw 38 bartenders make drinks on stage in front of a live audience which was also broadcast to eight varieties of social media networks in China.

Monica Berg, who was on the judging panel, said: “I think it’s insane, 200,000 people watching in China is amazing. It’s incredible for all of the competing bartenders and their drinks.

“There were a few bartenders that really blew my mind today so it’s going to be really difficult to choose the finalists. We’re going to discuss the selections now and hopefully come to a decision.”

Grace Tsai from Taiwan and Allen Fang from China were the final two performances on day two of the semi-finals and each bartender was given seven minutes to create two cocktails, which were then adjudicated by a panel of five industry experts.

The eight finalists will be announced at a dinner later tonight, May 22, meaning 30 bartenders will be eliminated from the competition.

The final will take place on Tuesday 23 May, more to follow…