DIAGEO RESERVE WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2010 Competition Begins in AthensBy Diageo Plc, PRNE
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
ATHENS, July 14, 2010 - From around the globe, 24 of the most talented bartenders have
gathered in Athens for the final stage of their quest to become DIAGEO
RESERVE WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2010.
Over 9,000 bartenders set out on this year long programme to
educate and inspire bartenders to create exceptional cocktails and
experiences in the best bars around the world. It is the largest global stage
for the craft of bartending.
In Greece, home of last year's winner Aristotelis
Papadopoulos, the finalists' craft is being tested by the gods of the
bartending world - Dale DeGroff, Salvatore Calabrese, Peter Dorelli, Gary
Regan, Alberto Soria, and Hidetsugu Ueno - in six challenges, including
Ritual & Theatre of Drinks, Speed & Taste and Cocktail Mastery.
Master distillers and blenders are on hand to impart their
knowledge of the exceptional brands within the Diageo Reserve portfolio -
Ketel One(R) vodka, Ciroc(R) vodka, Tanqueray(R) No.TEN(TM) gin, Don Julio(R)
tequila, Zacapa(R) rum, Johnnie Walker(R) Gold Label(TM) and Blue Label(TM)
Blended Scotch Whisky.
"WORLD CLASS is a truly international celebration of the flair,
creativity and skill of the bartender and the appreciation of great spirit
brands." says Andrew Fell, Commercial Director, Diageo Reserve.
Follow the competition at www.weareworldclass.com, Global World
Class Finals on Facebook or WorldClass2010 on Twitter.
AUSTRALIA Adam Brewer Sling Lounge, Brisbane AUSTRIA Heinz Kaiser Dino's American Bar, Vienna BELGIUM Noach Van Damme L'Apereau, Blankenberge BRAZIL Rafael Pizanti Bar do Copo, Rio de Janeiro COLOMBIA Felipe Navarro Club El Nogal, Bogota COSTA RICA Esteban Delgado Badilla T.G.I. Friday's, San Jose DOMINICAN Richard Gonzalez CavaBar Lounge & Martini Lab, REPUBLIC Santo Domingo DUBAI Tomas Dundulis Okku, The Monarch Dubai FRANCE Maxime Hoerth Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris GERMANY Torsten Spuhn Modern Masters, Erfurt GREECE Ilias Marinakis Baba Au Rum, Athens IRELAND Max La Rocca Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare JAPAN Takumi Watanabe The Sailing Bar, Kibi KOREA Do-Hwan Eom The Ritz Bar, Seoul MALAYSIA Amanda Wan Vintage Bank, Kuala Lumpur MEXICO Jose Luis Leon Martinez Hotel Distrito Capital, Santa Fe NETHERLANDS Timo Janse Door 74, Amsterdam PUERTO RICO Arnaldo Hernandez InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino SINGAPORE Richard Gillam New Asia, Swisshotel The Stamford SPAIN Jordi Otero Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona SWITZERLAND Thomas Huhn Les Trois Rois, Basel TAIWAN Angus Zou Marquee, Taipei UK Erik Lorincz The Connaught, London VENEZUELA Rina Fermin Suria, Valencia
Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with an
outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, wines, and
beer categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Smirnoff,
J&B, Baileys, Cuervo, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, Beaulieu
Vineyard and Sterling Vineyards wines.
Diageo is a global company, trading in more than 180 countries
around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange
(DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo,
its people, brands, and performance, visit us at Diageo.com. For our global
resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best
practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com.
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