Robert E Gonzales Jr

Spirits Professional

Nationally known spirits educator, trainer, consultant, and spirits judge, Robert Gonzales is the San Francisco-based Northern California Luxury Portfolio Manager. Initially a bartender, Robert learned the production and distribution side of the industry while working alongside the top individuals in tequila, whiskey, and other spirits sectors. Early in his career, Robert furthered his education by spending 5 years traveling North America and the Caribbean fulfilling demands for spirits education and craft mixology.

Robert has consulted on hundreds of bars and restaurants, trained thousands of bartenders, and led thousands of consumers in a variety of symposiums, workshops, and seminars on behalf of Diageo, Beam Suntory, and Wine Warehouse.


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