David Nepove

Known in the beverage industry as "Mr. Mojito", I am recognized as one of the leaders and trend setters in the San Francisco bar scene. I have been sharing my passion for the craft of cocktails as a beverage educator and consultant for over a decade.

As a veteran of the United States Bartenders Guild, I am both a founding member of the San Francico Chapter and past USBG national president. I am a very passionate public speaker and educator in the beverage industry with a true nack for connecting with bartenders, servers, and managers. Learning the craft of all things hospitality has been my life long ambision, now with this knowledge, steeped in the tradition, I get to help others find their place in this constantly evovlving industry.


Meet our 2019 Judges

Yong Zhu

Lead Mixologist at China Live Ventures Limited LP

Nicky Beyries

Bar Manager, Foreign Cinema, Laszlo Bar & Private Dining, SF, USA

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