Introducing the Hampton Water Rockstar Rosé Competition


August 1, 2022 — Hampton Water Rosé is thrilled to announce the winner of its new annual Rosé Rock Star Competition, in partnership with the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG). Groundbreaking as USBG’s first-ever wine-based cocktail competition, the search for the ultimate Rockstar Rosé is an opportunity for the best of the best cocktails to come together and compete against each other. of cocktails, using a key ingredient: Rosé d’eau de Hampton.

Five finalists from across the country were selected from 13 semi-finalists to join Jon Bon Jovi and his son, Jesse Bongiovi, for the final in the Hamptons. The contestants all created complex and delicious cocktails using fresh ingredients from trusted partner, Fresh Direct, and the winner now wears the Rosé Rock Star title, along with a guitar signed by Jon Bon Jovi. Guests from across the country joined in to cheer on the competitors and congratulate the winner.

“It was such an honor to meet and learn from the contestants of the first ever Rosé Rockstar competition. Watching them create their drinks was not only inspiring, but showed just how versatile Hampton Water can be. We were excited about the idea. to hold a competition with USBG, but each of this year’s competitors has really raised the bar for future competitions,” Jesse Bongiovi, co-founder of Hampton Water.

The four finalists are Michael Guzman, Lauren Pellecchia, Tobias Steeves and Aistis Zidanavicius. The winner was Chicago’s Nigal Vann with his delicious “Runway” cocktail. Hampton Water’s decision to partner with USBG to bring wine to the cocktail area is a nod to the brand’s motto that Hampton Water can be enjoyed anywhere, by anyone, at any time! Rosé isn’t just for summer and the delicious cocktails created by competitors prove it. The goal of this new annual event is to bring people together and open their eyes to the endless possibilities that rosé has to offer.

About Hampton Water

Jon Bon Jovi and Jesse Bongiovi shared a vision to create a unique rosé and bring people together, drawing inspiration from Jesse’s upbringing in the Hamptons. The two created the complete concept of the brand and called on the famous French winemaker, Gérard Bertrand, to bring their vision to life. The wine is fresh and lively, intensified by aging in French oak barrels for 30 to 60 days. Hampton Water also received four consecutive 90 Pt. ratings from Wine Spectator, earned a spot on the WS Top 100 list, and received Best New Product in Wine from Market Watches as well as the Wine and Culture Wine Star Award from Wine Enthusiasts.

About USBG

Bars and restaurants are where communities come together. Through national and local charitable initiatives, we connect with the neighborhoods that host our properties and the people we entertain every night. For us, a key part of professional growth is supporting the communities where we serve through our core values: Service, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Tradition and Fellowship.

As the bar industry has exploded over the past 60 years, we have supported individual bartenders. After establishing our Californian roots in 1948, we incorporated as a nonprofit (50 years!) and are now active in over 50 cities nationwide. USBG members don’t follow trends – we set them and passionately advocate for bartenders nationwide to do the same.

We believe that running and owning bars is an honorable career choice. Our goal is to empower bartenders to take control of their careers. We achieve this by working with our committed partners to enrich the professional advancement of our members through peer-to-peer learning, expert teaching, service projects and competition. Since knowledge equals power, our chapters host cocktail competitions, sponsor intimate seminars with representatives from world-renowned brands, and forge relationships among top bar talent in 50 cities and more. We offer all of our members the opportunity to compete, travel the world and spread their knowledge in an effort to elevate our craft.


Martin E. Berry