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March 3, 2020

Final Call for Bartenders – Get your Entries in for the Tio Pepe Challenge 2020

Midnight on 16th March 2020 is the deadline for all UK entries to the Tio Pepe Challenge 2020. Submit your sherry cocktail recipe now for a chance to represent the UK in the international final in Jerez in May.

The UK final will be held in London on 6th April at Arros QD, London and the judging panel will include Dawn Davies MW, Head Buyer at Speciality Drinks and Cocktail Expert Jared Brown.

See below for full terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions

About the Tio Pepe Challenge

The Tío Pepe Challenge is an international mixology competition that attracts hundreds of entries worldwide creating an opportunity to discover the endless possibilities of sherry and to express their personal creativity and talent in preparing sherry cocktails. If you are a professional bartender working in the UK, submit your sherry cocktail creation for an opportunity to be selected as one of 10 national finalists!

2020 will be the fourth year of the Tio Pepe Challenge in the UK (7th internationally.) Last year’s UK final winner, Giacomo Bucciarelli of The Connaught Bar, followed 2018 winner Cameron Moncaster (now at The Conduit) and Lucia Montanelli of The Dorchester in 2017.

The International Final of the Tío Pepe Challenge will take place in Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) on 13th May 2020. The UK winner will enjoy a 3-day, all expenses paid trip. This will be a fantastic opportunity for them to demonstrate their talent while participating in a programme of activities, which showcases Jerez’ fascinating wine and culture, including the internationally renowned Feria del Caballo.


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