Flair bartening is not a sport, not art, but a lifestyle. One of the most popular professions, show business and entertainment at the same time. Norbert Nemeth „Topgun” has been „flipping bottles” for 7 years and now the time has come to captivate Austria, Dubai and America, vaskarika.hu reports.
According to wikipedia.com, flair bartending is the practice of bartenders entertaining guests, clientele or audiences with the manipulation of bar tools (e.g. cocktail shakers) and liquor bottles in tricky, dazzling ways. Used occasionally in cocktail bars, the action requires skills commonly associated with jugglers.
Flair bartending is sometimes referred to as “extreme bartending” or contracted to “flairtending.” The word flair became popular among practitioners in the mid-1990s. “Flair” is also used as a verb (e.g. “to flair”), referring to any trickery used by a bartender in order to entertain guests while mixing a drink. Flair can include juggling, flipping (bottles, shakers), manipulating flaming liquors or even performing close-up magic tricks (also referred to as “bar-magic”).
Norbert has been flair bartending since 2007. He had his first show choreographed by himself in 2009. He has performed in many places around the world ever since – for example in the Yaht Club of Monaco , Hard Rock Cafe of Egypt , luxury parties of Graz and Vienna, 4 and 5 star hotels, weddings and bachelorette parties – more than 500 times. Norbert wants to cultivate this art and invent extra visual effects. In 2010, he was ranked among top 10 flair bartenders of Hungary.
based on article of vaskarika.hu
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