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All about Vermouth

x Shoshin Art Club Brand Experience CARPANO BIO The story starts in Turin in 1786 when Antonio Benedetto Carpano, following a period in which he studied to be a herbalist, invented the formula which was to give rise to the category of Vermouth products, by combining herbs and spices with muscatel. Carpano’s wine shop was …

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Garibaldi Gimlet ft. CAMPARI

Patrick Pistolesi BIO Class 1978, Patrick Pistolesi was born in Italy with an Irish heritage. While studying and pursuing his career in acting, he fell in love with bartending. It started all as a game when he was 19: he loved the night, parties, girls. But after a while it all became serious and then …

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Japanese Gimlet ft. Fords Gin

Takuma Watanabe BIO In 2003, Takuma started as Barista and became bartender at XEX Tokyo. He was one of the opening members of the renowed Bar Codename Mixology in Tokio. In 2012, Takuma made it to Top 10 in the World Class and Casa Noble cocktail competition. Then he decided to move to NY in …

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Aztec Tepache

Tony Pescatori BIO Tony’s passion for the craft has its roots in his rural Italian upbringing and catering background.Since very young he developed deepened love for flavours and wild botanicals thanks to his parents, avid foragers and hobby vegetables growers. From the age of 13 he started studying the basics of kitchen, bar and hospitality, …

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KOJI-SAN ft. iichiko Saiten Shochu

Kenta Goto BIO Born and raised in Tokyo, Kenta Goto spent his teenage years helping his mother run her restaurant, which specialized in okonomiyaki. However, at 21 years old, Goto moved to New York City to pursue fashion design. In order to make a living, he picked up bartending shifts, serving vodka-cranberries to the masses. …

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Fundamentals of Leadership

Michele Mariotti BIO Italian born and raised, Michele Mariotti is an active member in the global bar scene. Within his career he has tended bar at the American Bar at The Savoy, where he has held a crucial role towards developing menus and service standards, which has contributed to the bar to achieving countless awards and recognitions …

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How to Communicate a Message

Sandrae Lawrence BIO A former lifestyle journalist covering everything from fashion and beauty for The Daily Telegraph to restaurant and theatre reviews for Where London Magazine, Sandrae is one half of The Cocktail Lovers, the eponymous magazine, website, events and consumer workshops company she runs with her husband Gary Sharpen.Noted for knowing who’s moving and …

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Lifelong lessons in Hospitality

Laura Cullen BIO Originally from New York City, Laura grew up in the restaurant business; her father was an owneroperator in Greenwich Village for 42 years before retiring in 2006. Her own career began in restaurantsand has included positions in corporate sales and training, executive leadership and entrepreneurism.Laura spent nine years as an owner operator …

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Ramos Gin Fizz

Shauna O’Neil BIO If you’ve ever visited Sweet Liberty, then you probably know exactly who Shauna O’Neil is — she’s hard to miss as she’s one of the award-winning bar’s OG bartenders. In 2019, Miami New Times named her one of Miami’s Top Ten Bartenders. Her extensive knowledge of spirits (which has earned her a …

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