Matteo Vanzi Wins Bombay Sapphire Contest

Matteo Vanzi of Italy is the winner of the Bombay Sapphire World’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition.

Matteo Vanzi took home the top honors at the global final in Tuscany, Italy, which saw him compete against professional bartenders from around the world for the accolade and a prestigious prize offered by the Bombay Sapphire gin brand.

The bartenders took part in a four-day event, in and around the historical city of Florence where they experienced the region. The winner, Matteo Vanzi of Italy was chosen from 11 finalists from around the world.

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Recently, Bombay Sapphire named Academy Award winner Adrien Brody as a judge for the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series: Film competition. (Read: Adrien Brody for Bombay Sapphire Film Competition)

Hosted at Il Salviatino, a 15th-century villa high in the hills over Florence, Raj Nagra Bombay Sapphire global brand ambassador who compered the competition commented, “By working with the most creative talent from behind the bar, the Bombay Sapphire World’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition not only challenges these bartenders, but it also aims to support them on their journey to becoming the most imaginative bartenders in the world.”

Bombay Sapphire made this announcement Friday, May 17.

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