BAR 5-DAY PROGRAM – Boston bartender JOY RICHARD of Citizen Public House/Franklin Restaurant Group, was named as one of three recipients of this year’s BAR 5-Day Scholarship, courtesy of Pama Pomegranate Liqueur. BAR, which stands for Beverage Alcohol Resource, is considered a pre-eminent and rigorous spirits and mixology education program. The other two BAR scholars are Chad Arnholt (Trick Dog, San Francisco) and Pamela Wiznitzer (The Dead Rabbit, New York). Each received a full scholarship for the BAR 5-Day Program. “I could not have undertaken this career-enhancing step without PAMA,” says Richard. “I have been traveling extensively over the last year to learn as much as possible about distillation, and have been jumping behind other bars around the country to gain perspective on different ways to operate bars, use of space, training staff, and understanding how regional taste effects cocktail lists. This is my passion and I hope to have the opportunity to learn so much more by taking the BAR 5-Day.” BAR’s classes are taught by spirits and cocktail luminaries: Paul Pacult, Dale DeGroff, Doug Frost, David Wondrich, Steve Olson, and Andy Seymour. The scholarships were awarded on the basis of essays submitted by aspiring bartenders to Pama Pomegranate Liqueur that expressed their desire to attend BAR and how it would help empower their careers.