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Tuesday, May 16 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Shake It Up: Mixology with Virginia Wines LIMITED

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Wine doesn't always have to come straight from the bottle! Enjoy a mixed wine concoction while Derek Brown and other expert mixologists discuss exciting new cocktail recipes integrating Virginia wines.

Moderators
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Derek Brown

President, Drink Company
Derek Brown is a leading spirits and cocktail expert with four of the country's most respected craft cocktail bars, Mockingbird Hill, Eat the Rich, Southern Efficiency and the twice James Beard Award-nominated Columbia Room, located in Washington, D.C. A native Washingtonian with deep ties to the city... Read More →

Speakers
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Shannon Hood

Bar Manager, Brenner Pass
Shannon Hood has been working in the restaurant industry since 2005.  Born and raised in Upstate New York, she moved to Richmond, VA in 2011.  Over the last decade, her work history has ranged from craft beer bars to nightclubs. About three years ago, a passion for carefully crafted cocktails began to... Read More →
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Mattias Hägglund

Bartender, Shagbark
Mattias Hägglund is a bartender in Richmond, VA. He began tending bar while studying history at Virginia Commonwealth University. His interest in history instructs his cocktails, with a mind toward classic styles that he carries forward to the contemporary bar. He believes in quality ingredients and a straightforward approach, and that hospitality is essential to the drinking experience. In 2012, he opened Heritage restaurant and most recently he was voted Best Bartender in Richmond in Richmond Magazine. Currently, he can be found behind the bar at Shagbark... Read More →
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Thomas "T" Leggett

The Roosevelt, Bar Manager
Originally from Danville, Virginia, Thomas Leggett moved to Richmond in 2002 after graduating from college and immediately fell in love with the food and beverage scene. Leggett found his voice as a bartender at Six Burner in Richmond, and has established The Roosevelt as having the city's most lauded cocktail program. The Roosevelt was awarded Elby's in 2013 and 2017 as the Richmond... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Pavilion I