Vlado Was the Host of World Bartender Competition in Sofia, 13th October 2018 13 October 2018

Vlado was part of Glenfiddich “World’s Most Experimental Bartender” Bulgaria – the competition, which every year finds new ways to attract and gather talents from different areas. The attractive competition is dedicated to Glenfiddich’s unique taste and unquenchable thirst for innovations. Vlado and Diana Alexieva had the pleasure to host the competition. Each participant presented his/her own cocktail, which best interprets the brand’s philosophy. This year the terms for participation were different.

Five potential collaborators present their skills with the goal of winning the hearts of the bartenders in the competition. The winner alone chooses with whom of the five talented people will partner at the final in Scotland. Challenges do not stop there – collaborators will be a jury during the competition, they will distinguish the best one, but also they will be distinguished by him/her. After a heavy battle, where participants showed talent, emotion, strong motivation for winning, and of course – innovative cocktails made with imagination and experience, the collaborators awarded the title to German Gochev from “The Martini Food and Cocktails”. He, in turn, chose Vladi Simeonov – a barista and coffee roaster in “Coffero”. The two of them made a strong tandem and we wish them success at the global final in Scotland.

In 2018, Diana and Vlado are ambassadors of Glenfiddich and together they realise the “Mission Maverick” project. It is already in full swing and enjoys great interest on online space. Each of them tells about 5 people who have achieved success in their professional areas and are an example and inspiration to readers. Vlado has already presented Atanas Matsoureff – artist, Neda Morfova – director, and Alexandrina Pendatchanska – opera singer.