Giovanni Martinez

A Native Los Angeleno, Giovanni Martinez has traveled the globe in search of great drinking and eating experiences. He has lived the chivalrous life in over twenty countries as a global brand ambassador for Chivas Regal and has consulted on several bar programs for restaurants in New York and Los Angeles, including Fig and Olive and The Buffalo Club. He is currently Spirits Director at Sadie, a New American, regionally inspired Hollywood restaurant. Obituary to read as follows: “...a gargantuan trencherman, a hard drinker, a Herculean lover, an epicure, a sybaritic fancier of luxuries and all good things in life…”


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