A jury composed of Lauren Mote, Daniel Schofield, Jennifer Le Nechet and Marcus Philipp has selected Dirk Hanny as the Swiss champion 2019 for the Diageo World Class competition.
Last week, Georg Häussler, bartender at Werk8 in Basel, crossed the proverbial Röstigraben, the mythical border between German and French speaking Switzerland. For one night, he was behind the sticks at Geneva’s Little Barrel to showcase the cocktail that has him qualified for the Swiss finals of the Bacardi Legacy competition. El Fronterizo, is a delicate balance of Bacardi Carta Blanca, Martini Ambrato, Creme de cacao blanc, verjuice and yellow bell pepper juice. A Bacardi Legacy inspired by personal history Georg entered the competition at the suggestion of his bar manager, Martin Bornemann, winner of the Swiss title in
Genevois, à vos marques ! La Geneva Cocktail Week est de retour pour une troisième édition du 24 au 30 septembre! Après une deuxième édition réunissant une vingtaine de bars, les organisateurs de la Geneva Cocktail Week ont affiné leur concept. La liste des bars participants est désormais limitée à une douzaine de véritables (à mon humble avis) bars à cocktails, tels que le Little Barrel, les deux Black Sheep (Etuves and Rive), les Bottle Brothers, le tout nouveau Casa Tiki, Voodoo Reyes, Dynastie ou encore le Verre à Monique. Tout au long de la semaine, des barmen de Paris,
Every two years, bartenders worldwide compete in their local Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix competition for a chance to represent their country at the global finals in Cuba. This year’s Swiss finals took place in Bern from March 4th to 6th. A mix of experienced and new competitors Among the 11 finalists, some were seasoned competitors. Nicolas Berger from Little Barrel in Geneva had already participated in the Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix six years ago. He was also one of the finalists at the Diageo World Class Switzerland 2015 (and successfully coached Sophie Larrouture, the winner for Switzerland in
Launched in 2009, the Diageo World Class Competition is now in its 10th year. In the USA, Canada and other countries, interested bartenders can now submit their entries. The national Diageo World Class 2018 champions will compete in the World Finals which will take place this fall in Berlin at the time of BCB (Bar Congress Berlin). The search for the Diageo World Class 2018 Swiss representative was launched on February 5 in Geneva with events in Zurich and Lugano the following days. Sharing his experience to the bartenders in attendance was the exhuberant and charismatic Dennis Zoppi, the 2012
The Diageo World Class Winner 2016 was crowned only a little over a month ago but the search for the 2017 champion is officially launched. A special event was held on Monday in Geneva with Jennifer Le Nechet, World Class Global winner 2016, Sophie Larrouture, World Class Switzerland winner 2016, and Mido Yahi, World Class France winner 2014, to present Diageo World Class competition to interested bartenders of the region. New format, new rules for Diageo World Class 2017 At Bistrot 23, Vincent Dumesnil, Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador for Switzerland, introduced the new format of the competition as well as