Calling all professional bartenders! Register now for Tio Pepe Challenge 2019

Register here for the last few places at our free Sherry masterclass this Monday!* 

Join sherry expert Martin Skelton and last year’s Tio Pepe Challenge winner Cameron Moncaster at a special sherry training on 11th February at the Gonzalez Byass UK Portfolio Tasting at OXO2 in London (SE1 9PH). The perfect preparation for your entry in this year’s Tio Pepe Challenge cocktail competition.

Join over 400 professional bartenders from around the globe to compete in the 2019 Tio Pepe Challenge – an International mixology competition for creating Sherry-based cocktails.

2019 marks the third year of the Tio Pepe Challenge in the UK and the 6th annual contest internationally.  The past two years have attracted some exceptional talent with winning creations coming from Cameron Moncaster (Waeska at the Mandrake Hotel) in 2018 and Lucia Montanelli (The Dorchester) in 2017.

The Tio Pepe Challenge offers a chance to attend masterclasses and learn about the versatility of sherry, its history and wine making from our experts at Gonzalez Byass.  There is even the opportunity to learn the art of the Venencia – the traditional tool used to take sherry from a barrel and pour it from a height into a glass.

If you are a professional bartender working in the UK, please register for the Tio Pepe Challenge and join us at a masterclass to learn about the wonderful world of sherry and share your own cocktail creation for your chance to be crowned this year’s winner.

Key dates:

  • UK Masterclass, OXO2, London, SE1 9PH – Monday 11th February 2019 (12:00 – 1:30pm)
  • Registration deadline and cocktail submission deadline – 15th March 2019
  • UK National Final, Hush Mayfair, London – Monday 15th April 2019
  • International Final, Jerez, Spain – Wednesday 15th May 2019

Please visit the Tio Pepe Challenge website to register for the upcoming masterclasses and full terms and conditions. For more information please email Helen on

*For professional bartenders only.

Lucia Montanelli - Tio Pepe Challenge Final April 2017 - Credit Simon Williams Photography (8)