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Tonique consultancy provides a unique portfolio of brand-focused services for the drinks industry. We have a team with specialist skills ranging from mixology, professional bartending, PR, communications and project management. We can offer experiences for corporate clients, consumers and trade customers. Whether we’re working with knowledgeable amateurs or industry professionals, we will aim to offer an experience that’s informative and entertaining whilst making sure we preserve the core values of the brands we work with. The TONIQUE events service focuses on bringing the ‘life & soul’ to an event, working with the city’s best partners and suppliers to ensure a spectacular event from start to finish. Moreover, TONIQUE consultancy offers more than just a branding and events service but creates a community that brings people together through their shared passion for wines, spirits and everything else relating to the world of drinks.


  • Bartender

    Are you a stand-out bartender in Dubai and want to showcase your talent

  • Training

    Let us help you nurture your talent with ours through the Tonique Talent Program.

  • Tasting & Events

    Our consumer events division provides unique, fun and highly interactive experiences.

  • Corporate

    Our corporate events division can bring a creative and inspiring level of sophistication.

  • Communication

    Our team can provide industry and branding expertise that can be tailored to your needs.

  • Magazine

    Give me your masses, thirsty-for-more, we lift the lamp beside the golden door.

Our Recent Events

Tonique runs a regular and diverse schedule of tastings & events for the public. These could involve anything from a master class on mixology, a seminar on sake or a whisky tasting with a distillery’s top blender. Tonique events are lively, fun and highly experiential, often with the opportunity to interact with others attending the event and with the person leading it. We have a busy schedule of events lined up. Sign up here to be kept informed of the next event happening near you and follow us on Facebook or Twitter to make sure you don’t miss out.



Give me your thirsty, your parched, your huddles masses, yearning to breathe free, the wretched discerning of your teeming bars and your crowded public houses, send these, the wine geeks, the whisky lovers, the ale-obsessed, tempest tossed, find here your thirst-quenched, thirst-inducing, thirsty-for-more, we lift the lamp beside the golden door.


Have you got what it takes?
Bartenders Wanted | High Profile Events | Competitive Rates

TONIQUE Consultancy regularly employs bartenders for its events and we want the best for our clients and consumers. If you are a stand-out bartender in Dubai and want to showcase your talent we want to hear from you. For more information and to register your details so that we can contact you for work at future events, please send your details to John.gillespie@toniqueconsultancy.com



  • John_Gillespie

    John Gillespie

    Managing Director / Founder

    Tonique Consultancy’s Founder is a highly motivated and energetic professional with over ten years of FMCG experience in sales, marketing, PR, with specialist knowledge in the luxury drinks industry.

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    Laura Carlson

    Project Manager

    After various roles in television and PR and working and living place such as Macau and Spain, Laura found her challenge in Dubai with a pull to the creative possibilities of event marketing in the region.

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    Giovanni Depergola

    Training Manager / Cocktail Designer

    Giovanni has been involved in setting up major bars in the UK such as Sugar Lounge and Panacea. He is regularly sourced by big companies such as Pernod Ricard and MTV to run bars for some of their glitziest events

  • Martin_Kovar

    Martin Kovar

    Bartender / Trainer

    One of the most technically competent members of the Tonique Consultancy team; with seven years of flair bartending experience, seven years bartending and two years of molecular mixology under his belt.


    Santino Cicciari

    Freelance F&B Consultant

    Acclaimed bartender & Mixologist with 15 years international experience, Santino has managed beverage operations for the Shangri-La group & Giannino Milan. Diplomacy and elegance are his key skills.


    Jacqueline Lewis

    Freelance Wine / Sake Consultant

    Jacquie Lewis is a true wine professional. Jacquie hails from Australia, where she has worked as Sommelier for the renowned Lake House in Daylesford, and for cult Australian producer Ten Minutes by Tractor.

  • Aiden Hughes

    Aiden Hughes

    Freelance Wine Consultant

    His passion for wine led him to his current position as Regional Sales Manager for South African wine & spirits producer, DGB. Aiden regularly contributes features on wine to various publications.


    Christian Pineda

    Bartender / Graphic Designer

    The pioneer in molecular mixology work for the JW Marriott group in Colombia. His reputation as a master in this area took him on to Barcelona and then Dubai, scooping up several awards on the way.

  • Jihane_Miller

    Jihane Miller

    Freelance Drinks Communication Specialist

    A strategic thinker & skilled communicator with over ten years of experience in sales, marketing, brand strategy and editorial, with specialist knowledge in the luxury drinks industry.

  • Giorgio_Vallesi

    Giorgio Vallesi

    Freelance Beverage consultant

    The founder of Limeline Consultancy, a beverage consulting company based in Dubai. His expertise is targeted at F&B operations and marketing of White Spirits, Liqueurs and Japanese Beverages.

  • Martin Quinn

    Martin Quinn

    Freelance Marketing Consultant

    An innovative thinker with extensive international experience of managing brand development across multiple mediums including: digital platforms, event planning, management, PR and venue relaunches

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