The first world championship for flair bartending was held in the US' T.G.I Friday's in 1987. From this point on, the unique showmanship has been in vogue through Western countries. Nowadays more and more young people in China are engaging in the trendy profession. And some have even formed their own styles.
One hand clings to a wine bottle and does tricky moves, then a mixed drink appears before your eyes. Flair bartending, or mixing a drink with style, can spice things up at once. Flair bartending sometimes involves dance and magic, conjured up by the performer.
Being a budding profession, bartenders are quite sought-after in major cities of China. Statistics say big cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Qingdao and Shenzhen are in need of five thousand trained bartenders.
Zheng Wen is a Beijing girl. And although only 19-years-old, she is already a professional. She is also the youngest teacher at the National Bartender Training Base. At 14, Zheng graduated from junior middle school. She applied to a vocational school to study mixology, because being a bartender was her dream. And she truly had a gift for it. After half a year of training, Zheng had mastered all sets of working flair skills.