Nicole Barker’s passion for spirits, wine & beer knows no bounds. Having been a member of the service industry for over 12 years, Nicole is well versed in guest service. She considers herself to be aficionado of creating the ultimate experience for those who visit her bar. She is proud to be a female making a career within the industry.
She specializes in Hand Crafted Cocktails that reflect upon the classics with modern inclusion of unique ingredients and combinations. Nicole loves the wine world and is actively developing her palate. She also enjoys a good long beer tasting with many minds involved dissecting flavor profiles and subtleties. Nicole is captivated by the never ending knowledge found at the bottom of a glass.
Nicole currently works for the Eldorado Hotel Casino in the Cin Cin Lounge. She is actively developing an Artisan Cocktail Program that features high quality spirits, fresh ingredients, homemade syrups and barrel aged cocktails. Nicole works as a consultant helping other bars develop their menus, programs and staff. She is also the President of the newly formed USBG Reno Chapter.
At home, Nicole spends her time chasing two children and adoring her husband, Doug. She has a love of art, marking jewelry, reading, dining and watching the occasional SVU Marathon.
You can find Nicole on FaceBook and ShakeStir or check out her Blog.