CHRISTIAN DELPECH, originally from Buenos Aires, is a true superstar and one of the most innovative and dynamic flair bartending champions in Miami. Winning more than 19 world championships and over 50 first-places in international competitions in more than 40 countries around the world, he’s a living legend, known for his highly original, dexterous showmanship and influential impact upon a new generation of up-and-coming bartenders. We are proud to offer this exclusive interview as part of our National Bartender Day celebration.
Christian is currently teaching flair technique through online platforms, workshops and special events. You can also watch him work his magic behind the bar at Spanglish and Sweet liberty.
When did your passion for bartending start?
How did you come across flair bartending?
When I was working at my first job, I saw the movie “Cocktail” and I fell for flair bartending instantly.
Did you come up with these tricks on your own or study other people?
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
What’s your favorite flair bartending competition and why?
In your opinion, what makes a good bartender?
What can you tell us about your new phase as an online educator? How did you initially get involved?
What is your advice to novice bartenders wanting to learn flair bartending?
Where do you see yourself next?
Where can we follow your journey?
CHRISTIAN DELPECH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY
1st place 2000 Quest for the best Rookie division Orlando – USA
1st place individual 2001 Legends of bartending 3 Las Vegas – USA
1st place individual 2001 Grand Cayman Masters 1 Cayman Islands
1st place tandem 2001 Grand Cayman Masters 1 Cayman Islands
2nd place 2001 Quest for the best – Pro division Orlando – USA
1st place 2001 Road House Grand Final London England
1st place individual 2002 Legends of bartending 4 Las Vegas – USA
1st place Tandem 2002 Legends of bartending 4 Las Vegas – USA
3rd place 2002 WBC – Pro division Orlando – USA
1st place 2002 Grand Cayman Masters 2 Cayman Islands
3rd place 2002 Road House Grand Final London – England
1st place 2003 Legends of Bartending 5 Las Vegas – USA
1st place 2003 WFBC – Pro Division Orlando – USA
1st place overall individual 2003 Triple Challenge Panama City – USA
1st place tandem 2003 Triple Challenge Panama City – USA
1st place 2003 Road House Grand Final London – England
1st place 2004 Legends of bartending 6 Las Vegas – USA
2nd place tandem 2004 King of The Ring 1 Las Vegas – USA
1st place 2004 Quest for the Best – Pro division Orlando – USA
2nd place 2004 IBA Finals Las Vegas – USA
1st place 2004 Road House Grand Final London – England
2nd place 2005 King of the Ring 2 Las Vegas – USA
2nd place 2005 IBA Helsinki Finland
1st Place 2006 King of the Ring 3 (aka-UFBC) Las Vegas – USA
3rd Place 2006 Road House Grand Finals London – UK
1st place 2007 UFBC 2 (a.k.a. King Of The Ring 4) Las Vegas – USA
1st place 2007 Skyy Global Challenge Grand Finals Montecarlo – Monaco
6th place 2007 Bacardi Pro Flair Moscow – Russia
2nd place 2007 Quest for the Best Orlando – Florida – USA