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The 14th BAR 5-Day Certification Program for
January 2017 Is Now Officially Filled to Capacity.

July 28, 2016 (New York, NY) The Beverage Alcohol Resource (BAR) partners, Dale DeGroff, Doug Frost, Steve Olson, F. Paul Pacult, Andy Seymour, and David Wondrich, are as of today officially closing the 14th BAR 5-Day to further acceptance of applications.

“The Program being held January 9-13, 2017 is filled to capacity,” says BAR 5-Day General Manager Sarah Tirone. “I’ve been directed by Paul Pacult, Doug Frost, and Steve Olson, BAR’s managing partners, to begin applying all incoming applications moving forward to the 15th BAR 5-Day Program in January 2018, which already has around 20 applicants. We recommend that anyone wanting to apply for January 2018 should do so as soon as possible. With the current rate of incoming applications, it is possible that the 2018 program will be nearly full by the end of this calendar year.”

The BAR 5-Day Certification Program, which occurs only once per year, won the Cheers Innovator of the Year Award in 2007. The sold-out 14th Beverage Alcohol Resource 5-Day Certification Program is scheduled to be held January 9-13, 2017 at its new home base, Pier A Harbor House. Participation requires each applicant’s successful completion of BarSmarts by Pernod Ricard USA ( The BAR 5-Day Certification Program costs $3,950.00. Applications are now being accepted for consideration for the 15th BAR 5-Day Program happening January 2018. To learn more or to apply, go to: