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Fernando Castellon

Lyon, France
Fernando Castellon is a French bar expert, internationally renowned for his work in fields such as bar history (finding many first prints of classic books and cocktails), author (Larousse of Cocktails), editor (Ginger Magazine), and innovations about cocktail techniques.
He started as a bartender in 1996 at Quo Vadis in London, and then worked in Belgium and France, before joining the LVMH group as global brand ambassador. After leaving the group, he launched his own training and consulting company, which led him to travel to more than 40 countries.
He won the Drinks International Cocktail Challenge in 2002 and 2003. In 2007, David Wondrich listed him among the Top 16 International Bartenders in Imbibe. In 2014, his magazine was a finalist at Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards.
An independent mind, he only works for authentic products and brands. He has recently signed his own 19th century-style aromatic bitters with Suze.

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