Arturo Sighinolfi is the Director of Mixology and Spirits Education for Southern Wine and Spirits of Florida. Mr. Sighinolfi also shares his time as a professor of a Beverage Management Course at Florida International University.
Prior to joining Southern Wine & Spirits in 2003 Mr. Sighinolfi tended bar at the Hotel Astor for 7 years in South Beach. There he was featured in many publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Post and Ocean Drive. He did a bartending segment for a special on the Food Network entitled Midnight over Miami. He was also voted New Times Best Bartender in 1998.
Recently, he has been a judge and or presenter at the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, International Cane Spirits Festival, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, The Las Vegas Bar and Nightclub Show and the New Orleans Tales of the Cocktail.