Diageo World Class Finals 2017

2018 WORLD CLASS BARTENDER LABS

Bartender Lab #1:
Brand Education through Tasting

Bartender Lab #2:
Dealer’s Choice

Understanding why and how we taste our base spirits is an important foundation in creating a great cocktail. Join us in a tasting and analysis of 6 Diageo Reserve Spirits that embody the best examples of the Vodka, Gin, Tequila, Bourbon, Scotch and Rum categories. You will explore the histories, characteristics and production of each category and brand and how this information can be applied to your cocktails. The World Class Competition Challenge, “Dealer’s Choice” is designed to test your ability to think on your feet, and create well-balanced cocktails based on the parameters of the selections made from a deck of spirit, style and inspiration cards. During this session, you will have the opportunity to replicate this challenge in a group setting, present your cocktail and have other cocktails presented to your group, using the actual judging sheets from competition. This hands on session will include Diageo Reserve Spirits, a selection of stock list ingredients and bar tools provided.

Register Now for a World Class Bartender Lab

Atlanta
Boston
Chicago
Denver
Detroit
Kansas City
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
Miami
Nashville
New York
Philly
Phoenix
San Antonio
San Diego
San Francisco
Seattle
Washington DC

Dates still subject to change, please check back prior to your event to confirm!

COMPETITION

ABOUT THE WORLD CLASS COMPETITION

USBG World Class, sponsored by Diageo, is part of an internationally recognized competition that elevates the craft of the bartender and builds careers in the industry, culminating in an annual landmark week where the Global Bartender of the Year is announced.

COMPETITION AT A GLANCE

  • 5 Regions Competing in 3 Finals to be held between April and May
    • Regional Finalists to be chosen from each Region
  • 1 National Final
    • 3 Regional Finalists chosen from each US region for a total of 15 National Finalists
  • 1 National Winner
    • Represent the US at the 2018 Global Finals in Berlin, Germany

Applications open from October 16th, 2017 – February 5th 2018

HOW TO ENTER

  1. CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW  and enter the Competition entry portal. Return to your application draft by saving the link generated
  2. If you are not a member, the USBG is extending a 60 day trial for full access to the site for bartenders interested in entering World Class.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Complete education requirements in one of two ways:
    • Attend a Live World Class Bar Lab Seminar
    • Take one of the modules that are a part of the World Class Webinar Series.
  2. Complete Online Application
  3. Submit Original Recipes and Essay Questions
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2018 WEBINAR BAR LABS – COMING SOON!

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https://www.theworldclassclub.com/

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http://definitivedrinkingguide.com/

World Class – YouTube

Video Inspiration

You are thirsty for new experiences. You appreciate craft and quality. You fill your home with luxury tech and beautiful furniture. You know great ingredients and you prepare restaurant quality food. Why then, do you not bring that same care and energy to quality drinks? You would expect the best on a night out. Why not on a night in?

https://www.youtube.com/user/worldclassglobal