Genevans, get ready! The Geneva Cocktail Week is back for a third edition from 24 to 30 September! After a sophomore year assembling two dozen participating bars, the Geneva Cocktail Week organizers have refined their concept. The list is now narrowed down to a dozen true cocktail bars (in my humble opinion), with the likes of Little Barrel, the two Black Sheep (Etuves and Rive), Bottle Brothers, the brand new Casa Tiki, Voodoo Reyes, Dynastie or le Verre à Monique. Throughout the week, bartenders from Paris, London, Marseille, Zurich, Basel and Barcelona will take over some of the participating bars.
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