Australian’s Win at the Diageo World Class

DiageoWorldClass Yarra Valley

Australia might be known for its fine wine, but its cocktail scene is also world class. In fact, craft cocktail bars thrive in any major city in Australia, and they produce the most exciting offerings, often with Australia’s own distilled spirits.

Congratulations to Evan Stroeve from Sydney, Australia who won last year’s  title of Australian World Class Bartender for 2021.

This year, the most prestigious bartending competition in the world will take place in Sydney, Diageo World Class, and the country is prepared for the festivity. Which lucky bartenders will earn a spot in this year’s finals?

Before digging deeper into this exciting topic, let us invite you for a long weekend in Yarra Valley. The perfect wine experience for couples, our long weekend Yarra Valley Private wine tours and romantic getaways are a lovely way of exploring the country’s most extraordinary wines.

Our tours and experiences have romantic accommodation in Yarra Valley included; if you’re into cocktails, we’ll take you to the region’s most talked about cocktail and spirits Yarra Valley destinations as well!

What is Diageo World Class?

World Class is a program by Diageo, one of the leading alcoholic beverage companies globally, a worldwide event that supports, trains and encourages hundreds of thousands of bartenders in over sixty countries worldwide.  And Sydney is hosting the event this year, a huge testament to the quality of the Australian bar industry, don’t you think?, Melbourne, Yarra Valley, we are waiting to see incredible cocktail creations.

World Class is a competition but also a learning opportunity and experience. This year, Sydney will host the big event — an entire week dedicated to craft cocktails, creativity and innovation, ending with the competition to identify the best bartenders in Australia., so watch this space!

Are you up for the challenge, or will you show up to support your favorite bartenders? Either way, you’re in for some exceptional talent, who are skillfully training to create fine drinking experiences as well.

Diageo recently announced the top 100 Australian bartenders who will compete to become a World Class Champion and a spot in the global competition.

The bartenders are expected to feature the company’s famous brands, including Johnnie Walker, The Singleton and Talisker. This year’s topic? The Italian Aperitivo hour and the Deli Culture, meaning refreshing libations to enjoy with tasty finger food and other light food.

The competition is the highlight of a full-blown cocktail festival that will celebrate Australia’s cocktail culture. The finals will take place in July 2022, and the entire world is waiting to meet Australia’s best bartender!

World Class is Finally Here!

The Australian Diageo World Class was programmed for 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic pushed it to the summer of 2022. Although this was disappointing, it gave the country’s bartenders more time to prepare, and now the bar is higher than ever. The spectators and judges expect nothing but greatness from every competitor!

Still, due to certain mobility restrictions caused by the global virus, both physical and virtual finalists will be allowed to participate, a modality never before explored by the international competition. That’s yet another reason to look forward to this prestigious event!

Enjoy Craft Cocktails in Yarra Valley

If you can’t wait to try exciting cocktails, let us take you on our Long Weekend Yarra Valley Romantic Getaways, romantic accommodation included, or a Yarra Valley Cocktail Experience, with Cocktails, Spritzers, Spirits, and do remember the Spritzers on us!

Visit Domaine Chandon Yarra Valley and enjoy our private Yarra Valley wine tours. Private winery tours can also include visiting the region’s distilleries, home to gins, vodkas and many other exciting drinks. Are you ready to treat yourself to Australia’s best cocktails?


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