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Until 27 September Florence will be the capital of mixed drinks thanks to the fifth edition of Florence Cocktail Week 2020, the event involving the best Cocktail Bars in Florence and Tuscany.

After the break due to the Covid emergency, the world of Italian bartending restarts thanks to the event dedicated to the made in Florence cocktail organized by the journalist Paola Mencarelli and with the patronage of the Municipality of Florence.

A week full of meetings, masterclasses and night shifts with important guests, moments of study and events for professionals and enthusiasts with a focus on Florence, Tuscany and Italy.

During the 7-day festival the Cocktail Bars will be divided into Hotel Bar, cocktail Bar e High Volume Bar and each of them will present one Cocktail List where bartenders will give free rein to all their creativity.

The Cocktail List will consist of:
1 Signature Cocktail of free creation,
1 RiEsco a Bere Italiano Cocktail (with products from companies participating in RiEsco a Bere Italiano),
1 Eco Cocktail (ecological and sustainable cocktail)
1 New Era Cocktail (Twist on an IBA drink in the New Era category).

In this edition Florence Cocktail Week also involves the restaurateurs Florentines and Tuscans in the initiatives Dining with the spirits e Pizza with the spirits: chefs and pizza makers will use spirits as ingredients of their dishes and their pizzas.

The program

TUESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
MAIN EVENTS
Campari Academy presents:
Angel Roofbar & Dining, Hotel Calimala, Via Calimala 2, Florence
12:00 Presentation of the book "Anthologin" by Samuele Ambrosi, ed. Guido Tommasi.
Private event by invitation.

DU.IT presents: PanicAle, Via Panicale 7r, Florence
14: 30-16: 30 "DUIT iorself"
Small extemporaneous cocktail workshop with the bartenders Michel Granpasso
Orlando, Valerio Cecchetelli, Arianna Corsetti and the liquorist master Tommaso Pieri.
Free event by reservation, max 15 people.
For info and reservations: +39 348 8526426 - info @ distilleriaurbana, .it

Casta presents: Guné, Via del Drago D'Oro 1 / 3r, Florence
15:00 - 23:45 "Caste but not too much"
15 pm Mastercalss with Giulia Castagner, from the birth of the project to the tasting of Casta, the first grappa made from pure grape skins created for blending.
Free event by reservation. For info and reservations: Veronica +39 347 2746070
From 19:30 pm all-female Night Shift with the 5 bartenders protagonists of “Shakher” for a cocktail list of 4 Signatures dedicated to Casta. Event by reservation, with paid cocktails. For info and reservations: Veronica +39 347 2746070

Campari Academy presents: The Westin Excelsior Florence, Piazza Ognissanti 3, Florence
From 18 pm Launch event of the new Campari Academy website.
Private event by invitation.

Winestillery presents: Caffé Concerto Paszkowski, Piazza della Repubblica 35r, Florence
Gilli 1733, Via Roma 1r, Florence
18:30 - 20:30 | 22:00 - 00:00 "MILAN-FLORENCE-ROME"
Night Shift with Luca Angeli, Four Seasons Bar Manager, Milan and Mario Farulla, Bar
Manager Chapter Hotel, Rome.
The two bright exponents of the two capital cities of Italian mixing will alternate between the counters of the two clubs in the splendid setting of Piazza della Repubblica in a double shift, pre and after dinner, with a tailor-made cocktail list with Winestillery products. Event with paid cocktails For info and reservations: Laura +39 366 3806476 - Enrico +39 335 7021900

Làbaro Amaro Viola presents: Rex Cafè, Via Fiesolana 25r
22 pm “Purple Shift” Night Shift with Simone Alocci, Sparkling American Bar, Porto Santo Stefano, Grosseto Event with cocktails for a fee. For info and reservations: only whatsapp + 00 39 329

Pernod Ricard presents: MAD Souls & Spirits, Borgo San Frediano 36r, Florence
20:30 pm "Mad Makutu number 2"
Night shift with Nicolò Pedreschi, Makutu Tiki Bar, Livorno.
Event with cocktails for a fee. For info and reservations: +39 055 6271621

Rasputin, Somewhere in Florence
22:30 pm "Mr. Alphonse's Agave"
Night Shift with Costabile Martuscelli and Giacomo Papi, Alphonse, Livorno
Event with cocktails for a fee. For info and reservations: Daniele Cancellara + 39 339 4956956 daniele.cancellara@gmail.com

OTHER EVENTS
Ponte Vecchio Sup Experience by Toscana Sup
17:30 pm - 19:00 pm Arno beach, Piazza Poggi Torre di San Niccolò (meeting point)
Sup tour on the Arno river at sunset (crossing Ponte alle Grazie, Ponte Vecchio, Ponte Santa Trinita) with aperitif by MAD Souls & Spirits.
Paid event upon reservation, max 10 people - Cost 50 euros (including 1 cocktail) Info and reservations on the Destination Florence platform.

Bitter Bar, Via di Mezzo 28r, Florence
From: 20:00 "Di Pari Passo"
Bitter Bar houses the Il Vezzo restaurant. 4 finger foods accompanied by 4 cocktails,
including the FCW20 Signature Drink.
Paid event - For info and reservations: Cristian +39 340 5499258

WEDNESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

MAIN EVENTS
World Class Diageo presents: Rasputin, Somewhere in Florence
14 pm - 30 pm "The Last Dance, Last Whiskey Tasting by Franco Gasparri"
With Franco Gasparri, Diageo Master Ambassador.
Event by invitation. For info: Daniele +39 339 4956956 - daniele.cancellara@gmail.com

Martini & Rossi presents: OOO, The Student Hotel, Viale Spartaco Lavagnini, 70r, Florence
15: 00-17: 00 "Discovering the world of Martini, from the origin of Vermouth to today"
Masterclass with Nicola Piazza, Martini Italia Brand Ambassador
Free event by reservation, max 25 people
For info and reservations: Rachele Giglioni +39 3338493665 - rgiglioni@bacardi.com

Yerbito presents: Fuk, Via Giuseppe Verdi 19r, Florence
18:30 "5 ways to drink Yerbito"
With Gonzalo Olivera discovering Yerbito, interpreted in 5 cocktails by Omar Corgnati.
Event with cocktails for a fee.
For info and reservations: Omar +39 347 9787985, Federico +39 335 53005513

Bitter Bar, Via di Mezzo 28r, Florence
From: 20:00 Street food and mixing with beer, tasting of two panzerotti by Nenè in combination with two tastings of craft beer-based cocktails.
Paid event by reservation. For info and reservations: Cristian +39 340 5499258

Futurist Beverages presents:
Handicraft Company, Via dello Sprone 5r, Florence
MAD Souls & Spirits, Borgo San Frediano 36r, Florence
Guné, Via del Drago d'Oro 3r, Florence
World Class Diageo presents:
18:30 - 19:30 Artisan company
20:00 - 21:00 MAD Souls & Spirits
22:30 - 23:30 Guné
Cortese Tour led by Samuele Ambrosi. The guide will accompany us to the 3 cocktail bars where he will prepare 2 drinks, a gin and tonic and a twist on the gin and tonic. Participants will be given a token for each drink ordered. The first 10 customers who have tasted at least 1 of the 2 drinks in all the locations and posted the photo on instagram with # corteseFCW20 tagging cortese_mixology and geolocating themselves in the restaurant itself, will have the book Anthologin by Samuele Ambrosi for free. Delivery will take place on Thursday 24 September at Caffe Concerto Paszkowski. Free admission event. For information +39 391 4328563

World Class Diageo presents: Guné, Via del Drago D'Oro 1 / 3r, Florence
20:00 "The Whiskey Dinner"
Special 5-course menu with Franco Gasparri and Daniele's Whiskey combinations
Cancellara Paid event - Dinner 50 euros. For info and reservations: Veronica +39 347 2746070

Campari Academy presents: Love Craft, Borgo San Frediano, 24r
14 pm - 30 pm "Bold, Genuine and True"
Masterclass with Aldo Bruno Russo, Wild Turkey Brand Ambassador
Free event by reservation, max 12 people.
For info and reservations: +39 349 1380592 - manuelpetretto@gmail.com
From 21 pm Night Shift with Aldo Bruno Russo, Wild Turkey Brand Ambassador
Event with cocktails for a fee. For info and reservations: + 39 055 2692968

OTHER EVENTS

Caffè Concerto Paszkowski, Piazza della Repubblica 35r, Florence
17 pm Presentation of the book “Il Decocktailone”, the Decameron of Mixology with X days of three-way conversations on the world of bars between Federico Pempori, Giacomo Iacobellis and Martino Dini and 00 exclusive cocktail lists on a literature theme. A tasting of cocktails follows.
Free admission event, max 60 people.
For info: tel. +39 366 3806476 - eventi@valenza-group.com

Tour of the Historic Cafes of Florence
17:00 -18: 30 The tour to discover the Florentine Historic Cafes in collaboration with Ful and Ricomincio da Firenze ends at Caffè Gilli 1733 with a story by Luca Picchi, bartender and author of the book "Negroni Cocktail, an Italian legend" and . Giunti and a taste of Negroni Cocktail. Copies signed by the author available.
Paid event by reservation, max 20 people - Cost 30 euros
Cost of the cocktail at the counter (optional) 10 euros. Info and reservations on the Destination Florence platform.

Ponte Vecchio Rafting Experience by Firenze Rafting
17:30 pm - 19:00 pm Arno beach, Piazza Poggi Torre di San Niccolò (meeting point)
Urban rafting on the Arno river at sunset (with descent of the Pescaia di San Niccolò) with
aperitif by MAD Souls & Spirits.
Paid event upon reservation, max 10 people - Cost 39 euros (including 1 cocktail). Info and reservations on the Destination Florence platform.

Thursday 24 September

MAIN EVENTS
World Class Diageo presents: Local, Via delle Seggiole 12r, Florence
14:00 - 17:00 "World Class Competition 2021 Kick Off"
Masterclass with the Bar Diageo World Class team: Andrea Gasparri, Giuseppe Mancini,
Manuel Cesandri, Riccardo Brannetti, Gianpaolo Di Pierro.
The Coaches: Edoardo Nono, Rita, Milan, Tommaso Colonna, Gran Caffè Gambrinus,
Gravina in Puglia, Bari Patrick Pistolesi, Drink Kong, Rome, Matteo Di Ienno, The place,
Florence. Free event by reservation, max 30 people. For info and reservations: info@localefirenze.it Matteo +39 333 8587104, Andrea +39 345 7057327

From 20:00 "Poker served: World Class Italy Coaches"
Night Shift with Edoardo Nono, Tommaso Colonna, Patrick Pistolesi, Matteo Di Ienno.
“432” Music for Happiness by Alex Neri dj.
Event with cocktails for a fee.
For info and reservations: info@localefirenze.it - ​​Matteo +39 333 8587104
Andrea +39 345 7057327

La Menagere, Via De Ginori 8r, Florence
15:00 - 17:00 "Amaro Obsession"
Masterclass with Matteo Zed Zamberlan, The Court, Rome
Free event by reservation, max 25 people. For info and reservations: + 39 377 9794365

Bevande Futuriste presents: Caff Concerto Paszkowski, Piazza della Repubblica 35r, Florence
16: 30-18: 30 Round table on the world of Gin Tonic led by Luca Picchi with the participation of Samuele Ambrosi and his book Anthologin. Delivery of the book signed by the author to the 10 winners of the Cortese Tour, with tasting of the selection of Cortese tonic waters. Free event, limited places. For info and reservations: tel. +39 366 3806476 - eventi@valenza-group.com

Ruffino presents: Santarosa Bistrot, Lungarno Santarosa, Florence
19:00 - 24:00 Aperitif with the new Aqua rosé by Venus Ruffino paired with the delicious tapas of the Santarosa Bistrot and cocktails with Vermouth and Amaro Antica Ricetta Ruffino. Paid event. For info and reservations: +39 055 2309057

Cortese presents:
Gesture c / o La Beppa Fioraia, Via dell'Erta Canina 6r, Florence
19 pm "Anthologin at Beppa Fioraia with Cortese"
Presentation of the drink list dedicated to the world of gin. 4 special drinks will be offered in
collaboration with Martina Bonci di Gesto and Samuele Ambrosi.
Event by invitation. For info and reservations: +39 06 45542630

Campari Academy presents:
Floreal, Borgo San Frediano 27r, Florence
From 20:00 Night Shift with Alessandro Pitanti, Campari Academy Master Bartender
Event with cocktails for a fee. For info and reservations: +39 345 1647856 - florealfirenze@gmail.com

OTHER EVENTS

Ponte Vecchio Sup Experience by Toscana Sup
17:30 pm - 19:00 pm Arno beach, Piazza Poggi Torre di San Niccolò (meeting point)
Sup tour on the Arno river at sunset (crossing Ponte alle Grazie, Ponte Vecchio, Ponte Santa Trinita) with aperitif by MAD Souls & Spirits.
Paid event upon reservation, max 10 people - Cost 50 euros (including 1 cocktail) Info and reservations on the Destination Florence platform.

Oltrarno Artisan Company, Via dello Sprone 3 / 5r, Florence
19:00 "Back to School w / Burgers & Booze - Burgers, Pop Punk Drinks & 90's Music
Night ”Paid event. For info and reservations: + 39 055 0457163

Cuculia Restaurant, Via de 'Serragli 3r, Florence
From 20:00 “Secret. Emotional food and cocktail. " Bitter Bar hosted by Cuculia for tasting dinner with paired cocktail. Paid event by reservation, max 25 people.
For info and reservations: +39 3494344518 - info@cuculia.it

FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

MAIN EVENTS
Ginarte presents: Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Borgo Pinti 99, Florence
19:30 - 23:00 "Viva la Vida!"
Night Shift with Emanuele Balestra, Bar Manager Hotel Majestic, Cannes
Event with cocktails for a fee, drinks with a special price of 15 euros and à la carte food
discounted by 15%
For info and reservations: tel. +39 055 2626450 - ilpalagio@fourseasons.com

Distilleria Nardini presents:
Move On, Piazza di San Giovanni 1r, Florence
From 22 pm "Nardini Cocktail Stories"
Night Shift with Samuele Ambrosi and Luca Manni, Bar Manager Move On.
The star of the evening is the mixed grappa: from twists on the classics to original cocktails
created for the occasion. Event with cocktails for a fee.
For info and reservations: tel. +39 366 3806476 - eventi@valenza-group.com

Farmily presents:
MAD Souls & Spirits, Borgo San Frediano 36r, Florence
From 22:00 "1930 Farmily Madness"
Night Shift with Benjamin Fabio Cavagna, Bar Manager 1930 Cocktail Bar, Milan.
Event with cocktails for a fee. For info and reservations: +39 055 6271621

Essentiae Lunae presents:
La Menagere, Via De Ginori 8r, Florence
19:00 “Luca Cinalli traveling between Liguria and Tuscany, a unique journey of
aromas, flavors, tradition and contemporaneity. "
Night Shift with Luca Cinalli. Event with cocktails for a fee.
For info and reservations: +39 377 9794365 - alessiotesi92 @ gm

OTHER EVENTS
Tour of the Historic Cafes of Florence
17:00 -18: 30
The tour to discover the Florentine Historic Cafes in collaboration with Ful and Ricomincio da
Florence ends at Caffè Gilli 1733 with a story by Luca Picchi, bartender and author of
book "Negroni Cocktail, an Italian legend" ed. Giunti and a taste of Negroni Cocktail. Copies signed by the author available.
Paid event by reservation, max 20 people - Cost 30 euros
Cost of the cocktail at the counter (optional) 10 euros.
Info and reservations on the Destination Florence platform.

SATURDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

Distilleria Nardini presents:
Move On, Piazza di San Giovanni 1r, Florence
16 hours: 00 - 17: 00
17 hours: 30 - 18: 30
"Bitter Chinato, the modernity of the past"
Masterclass with Michele Venturini to discover the new born in the Nardini house: Bitter
Unpublished chinato unfiltered. Free event by reservation.
For info and reservations: +39 366 3806476 - eventi@valenza-group.com

19:00 "Unpublished unfiltered Bitter Chinato"
Aperitif Shift with Michele Venturini and Luca Manni, Move On Bar Manager.
The protagonist of the aperitif is the new bitter from the Nardini house.
Event with cocktails for a fee.
For info and reservations: +39 366 3806476 - eventi@valenza-group.com

Nordés presents:
Floreal, Borgo San Frediano 27r, Florence
From 19:00 "Vento di Nordés"
3 Signature Drink Nordés paired with 3 dishes from the 3 Floreal menus: Black, Yellow and Green.
Paid event. Cost 15 euros.
For info and reservations: +39 345 1647856 - florealfirenze@gmail.com

Ginarte presents:
Guné, Via del Drago D'Oro 1 / 3r, Florence
From 20:00 "Live Painting at Gin"
Night Shift with Filippo Sisti accompanied by the live painting of Andrea Pomini aka Pomo
who will paint a picture of Frida Khalo to pay homage to the new bottle of Ginarte. The painting will be given away upon extraction. Paid event. For info and reservations: Veronica +39 347 2746070

Winestillery Presents:
Rasputin, Somewhere in Florence
23.00 pm - 02 am "Grape To Glass, Terroir Blending"
Night Shift with Marco Macelloni, Bar Manager Franklin 33, Lucca
An evening dedicated to the autochthonous with Marco Macelloni, who created a cocktail list for the occasion to celebrate the Grape to Glass Manifesto: the revolutionary disciplinary of
production of spirits from the first artisanal Chianti Classico distillery.
Event with cocktails for a fee. For info and reservations: Daniele +39 339 4956956 - daniele.cancellara@gmail.com Enrico +39 335 7021900 - enrico@chiocciolialtadonna.it

OTHER EVENTS
Caffè Cibreo, Via Andrea del Verrocchio 5r, Florence
19:00 - 21:00 “Ci-Bevo” The Aperitif of Cibreo: Lorenzo Ostrogovich's cocktails accompanied by the delicious tray of house appetizers.
Paid event. 15 euros (8 euros for the second cocktail)
For info and reservations: Corinna +39 339 2736120 - corinnabencini@cibreo.com

Teatro del Sale, Via dei Macci 111r, Florence
21 pm "Il Teatro del Bar"
The adventurous story of the birth of the bar: the world of cocktails enters the scene. A
travel between mixed, music, stories and anecdotes from the pirate galleons of the '600 to the New
Orleans at the end of the 800th century. Curated by Blue Blazer with Giampiero Francesca, Massimo Macrì and Simone Mina. Paid event by reservation. Cost 30 euros (4 cocktail tastings accompanied by Cibreo appetizers)
For info and reservations: Fabrizio +39 338 7385287 - fabrizio@teatrodelsale.com

Local, Via delle Seggiole 12r, Florence
19:30 - 23:00 "Co.So³, a small taste of new drink list 20/21"
Night Shift with Giulia Castellucci, Bartender Co.So Rome
Event with cocktails for a fee. For info and reservations: info@localefirenze.it

Sunday September 27

MAIN EVENTS
Dictador Rum presents: Plaza Hotel Lucchesi, Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia 38, Florence
20:00 - 23:30 "Rum on the Roof"
Dictador Rum tasting evening and dedicated cocktail list by Empireo. 20:00 -
22:00 Tasting of 2 rums, 1 drink and 1 schiscetta - Cost 30 euros. 22:00 - 23:30
Tasting of 2 rums and 1 drink
Event by reservation. For info and reservations: empireo@toflorence.it

SPECIAL EVENT
Dome, Via Il Prato 18r
16:00 FCW20 Ceremony Awards
The sponsoring companies and FCW Partners reward the winning bartenders and cocktail bars
in the various categories. Event by invitation.