Matt Seiter is at the head of the class – he passed the U.S.B.G. Advanced Bartender Exam

Saint Louis, MO (July 22, 2011) – Sanctuaria, voted as  one of Saint Louis’ TOP 10 BEST NEW RESTAURANTS and recently nominated for the WORLDS BEST COCKTAIL MENU for the prestigious Spirited Awards at Tales of a Cocktail, has exciting news.  A BIG congratulations are in order for Matt Seiter, the Bar Manager at Sanctuaria who passed his Advanced Bartender Exam on Tueday.  Matt is the fourth person ever to pass the exam, which is part of the United States Bartenders Guild (U.S.B.G) Master Accredidation Program.  With only one more level to complete before becoming a Master Mixologist, Seiter is well on his way to achieving this honorary title.


The U.S.B.G. gathered information from experts all over the world and from all realms of the industry forming a team of renowned experts that have come together to create the Master Accreditation Program to set the standard for the profession of Bartending. The USBG will challenge its members and beverage professionals all over the country to prove their merit by studying for and passing the three levels of the MA Program.

For additional information, contact Alison Hankins, Chief Marketing Officer, at or by phone at (314) 535-9700.


About Sanctuaria

Sanctuaria, owned by Ami Grimes and Gurpreet Padda, offer exclusive menu selections with a modern twist paired with fresh, handcrafted cocktails that are made-to-order. Recently dubbed as the “sanctuary in the city”, the space is warm and inviting with an alluring appeal.  The tapas and cocktail menus incorporate the freshest, most locally produced ingredients possible with new and innovative ideas.


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