Vittorio hails from Southern Italy with a degree in Economics, but he was quickly seduced by hospitality world. Upon moving to London, he worked his way up to Head Sommelier for Theo Randall at the InterContinental in just three years.

One of his job requirements was over seeing not just the wines, but the entire beverage menu for the restaurant. That’s where his inherent creativity with spirits kicked in and now he is pairing food with cocktails as well as wine.

Where you can hear me drinking next:

Our next guest, Ali Reynolds has so many titles he’s practically king of the cocktail world. I got the chance to sit down with him to discover the steps he took before winning the big one – the Diageo Reserve World Class UK Bartender of the Year.

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