Arturo Sighinolfi is the Director of Mixology and Spirits Education for Southern Wine and Spirits of Florida. He works together with the spirits team on special promotional events and educational seminars, as well as creating exciting new cocktails for the Florida market. He has been with Southern Wine & Spirits for five years. Mr. Sighinolfi also shares his time as a professor of a Beverage Management Course at Florida International University.
Prior to joining Southern Wine & Spirits in 2003, Mr. Sighinolfi tended bar at the Hotel Astor in South Beach for seven years. There he was featured in many publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and Ocean Drive. He did a bartending segment for a special on the Food Network entitled "Midnight over Miami." He was also voted New Times Best Bartender in 1998.
Since joining Southern Wine & Spirits Arturo has been featured on WXEL’s South Florida Today and Comcast’s South Florida Movers and Shakers. He has been responsible for implementing new cocktail programs for many of South Florida’s trendiest accounts. This year he has been a judge and/or presenter at the International Cane Spirits Festival, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, The Las Vegas Bar and Nightclub Show and the New Orleans Tales of the Cocktail. In June, he had his first article published in Nightclub and Bar Magazine.
He has over 30 years experience in the bar, hotel and restaurant business working in New York, Aspen and Italy. Mr. Sighinolfi brings his professional knowledge, talent and creativity to promoting suppliers’ new brands and developing cocktails.