International bartenders in 6 nights of cocktail shows and mentoring

From 2 to 13 October, the CDC Nights, the new format of Compagnia dei Caraibi, will be staged. Six event nights, internationally renowned bartenders and the winners of the Mix in Dreams contest, promises in the world of mixology. During the event there will be mentoring of excellence for professionals in the sector and unprecedented cocktail shows for everybody. From Milan to Bari, via Florence and Rome, six event nights in top cocktail bars each featuring an internationally renowned bartender from the 50 Best Bars hall of fame.

Cdc Nights: from 2 to 13 October Mixology nights in the best bars

A unique programme on the Italian scene that will see the best interpreters of mixology in the world take turns: Giorgio Bargiani, Tania Shamshur, Costança Cordeiro, Gianluca Basso, Claudia Bortolotti, Linnea Stenberg. Alongside them, the winners of the Mix in Dreams contest, promoted by Compagnia dei Caraibi to create the most visionary and eclectic bartender community in the world of mixology.

Six promising young mixers will compete with their mentors in two activities:

  1. a staff training session led by the international guest, reserved for the venue team involved
  2. an exclusive evening cocktail show open to consumers.

6 nights, 6 bartenders and 6 promises of the Mixology world

Unpublished drink lists signed by the guest stars and contest finalists will be dedicated each night to a premium spirit from the Compagnia dei Caraibi portfolio: Elephant Gin, Ilegal Mezcal, Rum Diplomático, Vermouth Carlo Alberto, Citadelle Gin and Gin Mare.

The CdC Nights Calendar

Day/HourLocation Internazional GuestFinalist bartender Spirit
2 Oct.

from 7 pm
@Atrium Bar
📍Borgo Pinti, 99, Florence
Giorgio Bargiani The Connaught Bar – LondonAlessio Balestra, Collin’s Bar – PerugiaElephant Gin
2 Oct.
From 8 pm

@La Punta Roma
📍Via Santa Cecilia, 8), Rome
Tania Shamshur
Edgar’s flavors cocktail bar – Bruxelles
Mirko Lomuscio, Good for food – AndriaIlegal Mezcal
Tuesday 3 Oct. 
from 7 pm
from 7 pm
@Bob Milano – 📍Via Pietro Borsieri, 30 -Milan
Costança Cordeiro
Toca da Raposa, Lisbon
Michele Romani, Bar Recoaro – Legnago (VR)Rum Diplomàtico
4 Oct. 

from 10.30 pm
@House of Ronin
📍Via Vittorio Alfieri, 17), Milan
Gianluca Basso
Paradiso – Barcelona
Antonella Bellini, Monkey’s Bar – ImperiaVermouth  Carlo Alberto 
5 Oct.
from 6.30 pm
@Freni e Frizioni
📍Via del Politeama, 4 Rome 
Claudia Bortolotti
Two Schmucks – Barcelona
Federica Borrelli, Tappò Tapas Bar – NaplesCitadelle Gin
13 Oct. 

from 8 pm
@Hagakure Noah Samba
📍Via Salvatore Cognetti, 29), Bari
Linnea Stenberg, Goldfish Cocktail Bar – HelsinkiVanessa Camatta, Speakeasy 1920 – BellunoGin Mare 

What’s Mix in Dreams?

Mix in Dreams is the Compagnia dei Caraibi contest aimed at creating a community of the most visionary Italian bartenders in the world of mixology. The bartenders experience the opportunity for training and sharing, thanks to which they can continue to grow and become more relevant in the territory.

The first edition of Mix in Dreams took place in Italy, involving 80 selected venues from four geographical areas (north-west, north-east, centre and south).

About Compagnia dei Caraibi

Compagnia dei Caraibi is a company established in Vidracco (To) in 2008, active in the import and distribution of spirits, wines, Italian craft beers and soft drinks from all over the world, including Rum, Gin, Vodka, Whisky, Tequila, sodas, waters, champagne. 

The portfolio consists mainly of 'Premium' and 'Super Premium' products. 
Today, Compagnia dei Caraibi, whose real roots go back to 1995, is one of the most dynamic players on the market, with a rapid and constant growth and a catalogue of over 800 references imported exclusively in Italy, including some of the trendiest brands on the market, such as Rum Diplomático, always listed among the Top 5 Trending and Best Selling Brands, Rum Plantation, also listed among the Top 5 Trending and Best Selling Brands and Gin Mare, one of the most popular premium gins sold in Italy. 
Compagnia dei Caraibi has always been committed to the community and works to improve the environment. Underlying Compagnia dei Caraibi's choices is the conviction that loyalty, honesty and sharing ethical values in business create wealth and added value for both the individual and society.