Parched March Wrap Party 2012 at the Bucket List

An epic month for Parched March came to a close with a total $20,000 raised for Animal Welfare League NSW, double the amount of the previous year.

Amy Cooper, founder of Parched March in 2010, announced the figure at an entertaining soirée held at the Bucket List in Bondi Beach.

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Parched March Doggie Awards

For the first year, Parched March DOGGIE awards were presented to Sydney bars with the winner of the Best in Show going to the Keystone Group for their overall contribution.

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Parched March Drinks with Mike Goldman and Amy Cooper

Guests were greeted with ABSOLUT Elyx vodka straight up on freshly-chipped ice and dog-named cocktails such as the Mexican Chihuahua and the Rottweiler were served throughout the night. “She is the King”, aka Jacqueline Feilich, put on a stunning performance as the only female Elvis tribute artist to be endorsed by the Elvis estate.

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John Duncan (L) and Paul Schulte (R) of Keystone Group, Winners of the Best in Show DOGGIE

The inaugural DOGGIE Award Winners were:

Sexiest Bar: Minsky’s Piano bar, Cremorne
Best Doggie Day Out: LL Wine and Dine, Kings Cross
Best Outdoor Fun: The Alexandria Hotel, Eveleigh
Best Battle: Keystone‘s head bartender Jason Williams and head sommelier Sarah Limacher for The Great Debate: Cocktails V Wine.
Big Love DOGGIE: Name This Bar (Oxford Street), for their live art and auction Parched March event
Big Love DOGGIE: Bartender Guillaume Plaza from Vessel Bar at King Street Wharf, for his Italian Surfer cocktail.
Best in Show: Keystone Group

More photographs of the event below and on the Gourmantic Facebook page:

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Tim Vasudeva (Animal Welfare League), Mike Goldman (MC), Amy Cooper

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Emmanuel Ordillo as Parched March mascot and Amy Cooper

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She is the King – Jacqueline Feilich

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Amy Cooper with the lovelies from Minsky’s Piano bar

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Parched March bartenders at the Bucket List

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Drinks clockwise from top left: Mexican Chihuaha, The Rottweiler, Irish Setter, ABSOLUT Elyx Vodka

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The Bucket List, Bondi Beach

The Parched March Wrap Party for 2012 was held on Tuesday 3rd April at the Bucket List in Bondi Beach. For a photo gallery of the event, including the winners, visit Gourmantic on Facebook and “Like” the page.

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Gourmantic attended the event as media guests.


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.