Diageo searches the World Class Winner 2018

Posted on 08/02/2018 by Eileen Schuch
Diageo World Class Championship Bartender Cocktail Championship Switzerland

The Diageo World Class Competition, launched in 2009, is an annual highlight with bartenders and cocktail lovers alike.

Bartenders can submit their entries and compete in a series of cocktail challenges. The national Diageo World Class champions will then be given the once in a lifetime opportunity to represent their country at the World Finals that will take place in Berlin this year. To apply, go here >>>

Diageo World Class Championship Bartender Spirits


Since its launch, DIAGEO WORLD CLASS has been transforming fine drinking and cocktail culture around the world. Now in more than 60 countries, it has supported, educated and inspired more than 250,000 bartenders through its training and advocacy program.

In Switzerland, the search for the best barman 2018, the person who will represent our country at the world finals, kicked off in Geneva. The roadshow continues with events in Zurich and Lugano. For the occasion, Dennis Zoppi, 2012 World Class champion for Italy, came to help our young talents with the preparation: coaching, sharing tips and tricks, encouraging…

Diageo World Class Championship Bartender Dennis Zoppi


In the course of these of workshops, all the competing bartenders have to create their own cocktail recipe based on a spirit from the Diageo Reserve portfolio. If they manage to convince the jury composed of Brand Ambassadors Andreas Walch and Vincent Dumesnil, thanks to their know-how, their creativity and their knowledge, they will obtain their qualification for the National Final that will take place this summer in Zurich. In this final, the best Swiss bartenders will face tough challenges. The winner will then represent our country at the World Finals in Berlin and maybe become the next World Class Bartender of the Year.

Diageo World Class Championship Bartender Dennis Zoppi Cocktail


If you are interested, do not miss the deadline! Swiss candidates can apply from 15th February to 15th March. We wish all participants good luck and are already looking forward to the finals!



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