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NRA Show 2014 will be held May 17-20 at Chicago's McCormick Place, along with IWSB 2014, May 18-19.
Registration for NRA Show 2014 and IWSB 2014 exhibitors and for press and bloggers will open later this fall.
The following NRA Show 2013 and IWSB prestigious award programs and annual competitions recognized the industry's brightest thinkers, innovative developments, and most-promising talent:
For more information on these and many other NRA Show and IWSB features, including downloadable photos, videos and the NRA Show blog, visit http://show.
Schneider was one of six finalists flown to Chicago to demonstrate his cocktail on the IWSB show-floor on Sunday, May 19.
IWSB features domestic and international brewers, distillers, and vintners showcasing hundreds of established and emerging labels, beverage alcohol-focused, industry expert-led education sessions, hands-on demonstrations, dynamic mixology competition, and access to professionally paired menu items from local Chicago restaurants.
and NRA Show attendees may purchase tickets to Restaurants Rocks for $60 - which will be held Sunday, May 19, 9 p.
All six semifinalists will be flown to Chicago to make their cocktail live on the exhibit floor in front of top food and beverage industry leaders at IWSB
on Sunday, May 19.
Five of the six semifinalists will be determined by an IWSB
panel of judges, with the sixth picked by the general public as the "people's choice" contender, which will be determined through online voting from April 22-24.
As the celebrity host of Restaurants Rock, Bourdain will judge the action-packed IWSB
Star of the Bar mixology competition finals - to be held live at the May 19 event at Chicago's The Castle.
Perfect a signature cocktail recipe that prominently features at least one product from an IWSB