Diageo World Class heads to Miami
Miami was chosen for the Grand Final competition. 52 bartenders from around the world will compete to become the 2016 World’s Best Bartender.
World Class is back to Portugal for its second edition
The most prestigious mixology event in the world is back again to Portugal. The battle for Best Portuguese Bartender starts this month. After the success of the first edition in Portugal, the international competition World Class is back to give opportunity to Portuguese bartenders to compete for the title of Best Bartender, functioning as an inspiration platform and fostering not only the technique but also the creativity of bartenders. The first qualifying phase will happen on the 25th, 26th and 27th of January in Porto, Lisbon and Algarve, respectively. Under the theme "Mindful Drinking", competitors will have to create a cocktail with the dark spirits from the Diageo Reserve brand. At this stage, the jury is looking for an appetizer or a nightcap inspiration from Autumn/Winter using seasonal spices. Also important is the engagement with the consumers: competitors must provide an interactive experience for not only the time of cocktail preparation but also for presentation of the drink. Other details are also taken into account, like the perception of flavor by managing the temperature and the use of ingredients and infusions created at home, providing flexibility and mastery of flavors. In this phase, a bartender from each of the three regions will be selected to compete in the National Final mid-2016.