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Kick up your mixology skills a few notches as SOBEWFF® takes you back to (virtual) school!

Learn how to mix cocktails alongside one of Miami’s favorite Instagram food and drink maestros, Gio Gutierrez aka @ChatChowTV during Sip with #SOBEWFF – a 20-part virtual, live mixology and educational series to celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One. Join Gio and some of Miami’s top bartenders, mixologists, and spirit experts as they guide you through the creation of their favorite cocktails, answering your questions LIVE along the way. Swirl, clink and toast the night away while sipping on your own custom libations, as SGWS Wynwood – Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits’ multi-purpose hospitality and education center, and one of Miami’s newest venues – welcomes you through its virtual doors to reveal a mixology class worth making it through the week for!

Additional donations will benefit the SOBEWFF® & FIU Chaplin School Hospitality Industry Relief Fund, which provides financial support to independently owned and operated restaurants and bars impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. To learn more, visit the Fund page here.

Scroll down to view the class list, and check back for more classes being added every day. Limited spots available, so make sure to reserve your virtual seat today!

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Past Classes

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Asian-Inspired Cocktails
hosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Mixologist James MacInnes of KYU Miami

Fri, Jun 12
7:00 pm EST

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Classic Cuban Cocktails
hosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Cantinero Julio Cabrera of Cafe La Trova

Fri, Jun 19
6:00 pm EST

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Impressive Cocktails and The Art of the Pour
hosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Mixologist Ben Potts of Beaker & Gray

Fri, Jun 26
7:00 pm EST

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Red, White and Booze:
A Celebration of American Cocktails
hosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Mixologist Tyler Kitzman of Mama Tried

Wed, Jul 1
7:00 pm EST

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Gettin' Tiki with It
hosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Mixologist Daniele Dalla Pola of Esotico Miami

Fri, Jul 10
7:00 pm EST

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Classic Italian Cocktails
hosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Mixologist Valentino Longo of Four Seasons Hotel Surf Club

Wed, Jul 15
7:00 pm EST

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Magic City Cocktails
hosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Mixologist Bobby Gilardi of Ariete Hospitality Group

Fri, Jul 17
7:00 pm EST

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Modern Tropical Drinks
hosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Mixologist Will Thompson of Jaguar Sun

Fri, Jul 24
7:00 pm EST

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Ladies Who Liquor
hosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Mixologist Ani Meinhold of Phuc Yea

Wed, Jul 29
7:00 pm EST

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Talk Spanglish to Me
hosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Cocktail Cartel of Spanglish Craft Cocktail Bar + Kitchen

Fri, Jul 31
7:00 pm EST

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The Perfect Brunch Cocktails
hosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Mixologist Ricky Castor of Vista

Fri, Aug 7
7:00 pm EST

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Instaworthy Cocktails
hosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Mixologist Cristina Suarez of Kush Hospitality

Wed, Aug 12
7:00 pm EST

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Cocktails from Around the World
hosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Mixologist Shauna O'Neil of Sweet Liberty

Fri, Aug 14
7:00 pm EST

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Dog Days of Summer Cocktails
hosted by Gio Gutierrez and Carla Rivera
sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka

Fri, Aug 21
7:00 pm EST

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Born to Rum
hosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Annie Blake and Ayme Harrison of Death or Glory

 

Wed, Aug 26
6:00 pm EST

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French-Inspired Cocktails
hosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Mixologist Jeremias Barna of LPM Restaurant & Bar

Fri, Aug 28
7:00 pm EST

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Re-Mix: Asian Sips & Hip-Hop Hits
hosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Mixologist Paige Diehl of 1-800-Lucky

Fri, Sep 11
7:00 pm EST

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All About Agave:
Tequila vs. Mezcal Cocktails
hosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Mixologist Jules Gomez of Zuma Miami

Fri, Sep 18
7:00 pm EST

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Craft Cocktails
hosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Mixologist Miguel Soto of The WILDER

Fri, Sep 25
7:00 pm EST

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From Whiskey to Vodka: A Cocktail for Everyone
hosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Mixologist Pete Siewruk of Sparrow at The Dalmar

Fri, Oct 2
7:00 pm EST

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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t receive an e-mail confirmation following my purchase?

Please allow up to 48 hours from the time of purchase to receive your e-mail confirmation. In some cases, the recipe, ingredients and instructions may not be finalized at the time of your purchase. Please contact us at sip@sobewff.org if you have not received the recipe, instructions and the Zoom link 24 hours before your scheduled class begins.

What is the best way to receive information about the Festival and future Festival-related events?

Sign up for our newsletter here and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter here.

Is SOBEWFF® on social media?

Yes! Follow us here to get the inside scoop on your favorite events, chefs and culinary personalities. Don’t forget to tag all of your photos with #SOBEWFF to join the conversation. Your photo just might be shared on our pages!

Are there wait lists for sold-out events?

Unfortunately, we are unable to create a waitlist for any of our events.

What is SOBEWFF®’s refund policy?

All ticket sales are final. We do not offer refunds or exchanges.

Where are the proceeds for this class going?

Proceeds will benefit the SOBEWFF® & FIU Chaplin School Hospitality Industry Relief Fund, which provides financial support to independently owned and operated restaurants and bars impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. To learn more, visit the Fund page here.

Do I need to create a Zoom account to access this class?

You will not need to register for an account to join. Simply click to “Join the meeting” via in the link above. You will be prompted to download and install the Zoom app. Once downloaded, open the Zoom program you will need to give Zoom access to your computer/phone microphone and camera. When you are ready to join the class select “Join with Video” and “Join Audio” buttons in the bottom left corner of the Zoom application.

How do I access my class?

You will not need to register for an account to join. Simply click to “Join the meeting” via the link included in your confirmation e-mail. You will be prompted to download and install the Zoom app. Once downloaded, open the Zoom program in order to give the application access to your computer/phone microphone and camera. When you are ready to join the class, please select the “Join with Video” and “Join Audio” buttons located in the bottom left corner of the Zoom application.

What technology do I need for class?

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join the Zoom session will be included in your confirmation e-mail.

Can my child participate?

Participants for all Sips with #SOBEWFF events must be 21 or older, unless otherwise stated on the event page.

Can I attend more than one class?

Yes, you are encouraged to sign up for as many as you would like! Sign up on our website here.

What if I don’t have one of the ingredients or need to make a substitution because of dietary restrictions?

We know you are creating drinks with what you have at home, and therefore may need to make substitutions. If you have any questions on substitutions or modifications before the class, please don’t hesitate to reach out to sip@sobewff.org.

What can I do to make sure I’m best prepared for class?

You will receive a confirmation e-mail and receipt from squadup@t.squadup.com following your purchase. You will receive an additional e-mail within 48 hours which will include the Zoom link, recipe, ingredients, and necessary utensils. Prior to class, we recommend getting organized by preparing your ingredients and gathering your utensils. This will allow you to easily access all necessary ingredients and materials during the demonstration to create alongside the guest mixologist. Thorough preparations will provide a more enjoyable experience!

Will I get to speak to the host and guest mixologist?

Please ask as many questions as you’d like via the chat function within Zoom. If you are selected to ask a question after the drink is created, the moderator will unmute you. We will do our best to get to every question.

How long is each class?

Each Sips with #SOBEWFF class is approximately 45 - 60 minutes. The host and guest mixologist will lead you through about 30 - 45 minutes of drink-making. The last 15 minutes will be a Q&A session with the host and guest mixologist.

What can I expect from a Sip with #SOBEWFF class?

At your scheduled class time, you will enter a virtual classroom via the Zoom link provided. The host and guest mixologist will guide you step-by-step through a recipe, answering questions along the way with the help of our moderator. At the end of the session, there will be a 15-minute Q&A session with the host and guest mixologist.


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