Top Las Vegas Mixologists Selected as Finalists in ‘Shake The Vine’ Cocktail Contest

July 11, 2015 by  

Top Las Vegas Mixologists Selected as Finalists in ‘Shake The Vine’ Cocktail Contest
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
and BACK BAR USA have announced the finalists of the “Shake The Vine” wine cocktail mixology contest. Las Vegas-based mixologists Tim Weigel and Jair Bustillos are two of the eight finalists in the nationwide competition (Pictured: A New Chateau by Jair Bustillos – Photo courtesy of Azzurre Spirits)

Weigel and Bustillos were chosen from hundreds of applicants who created original wine-inspired cocktails using one of the four eligible Ste. Michelle Wine Estates brands. Finalists must create a second original cocktail recipe using Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ Michelle Sparkling wine, which they will prepare in addition to their original submissions at the grand finale event in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans on Wednesday, July 15.

The Troubador by Tim Weigel

The Troubador by Tim Weigel

Photo courtesy of Tim Weigel.

Additional information regarding the finale competition is on the website at More information about Vegas’ hometown heroes can be found below:

  • With more than a decade of bartending experience, Tim Weigel currently serves as the lead bartender at Hakkasan restaurant inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. He created “The Troubador” using Angostura bitters, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ Red Diamond Temperamental Red Blend, Cherry Heering and Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban Port Finish scotch.
  • A seasoned liquor enthusiast with Southern Wine and Spirits in Las Vegas, Jair Bustillos demonstrates his love of cocktails through “A New Chateau,” made with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ ANEW Riesling, Torres Orange Liqueur (imported by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates), Azzurre Vodka, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, kumquats, honeydew melon, mint and green Chartreuse.

Additional information about the finalists and their recipes is available on

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