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Diageo Reserve World Class Announces Top 16 Finalists for Bartender of the Year 2012

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Diageo Reserve World Class Announces Top 16 Finalists for Bartender of the Year 2012 PR Newswire RIO DE JANEIRO, July 11, 2012 RIO DE JANEIRO, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From a group of 15,000 talented mixologists, Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS, transforming fine drinking and

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Diageo Reserve World Class Announces Top
16 Finalists for Bartender of the Year 2012
PR Newswire
RIO DE JANEIRO, July 11, 2012
RIO DE JANEIRO
,
July 11, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
From a group of 15,000 talented mixologists,
Diageo Reserve WORLD
CLASS,
transforming fine drinking and cocktail culture around the globe, today
announced the top 16 finalists vying for the ultimate title of Bartender of the
Year. With a strong
Asia Pacific
and European contingent, the finalists include:
Australia
, Tim Philips
Belgium
, Olivier Jacobs
China
, Tree Mao
Denmark
, Kaspar Riewe Henriksen
Great Britain
, Andy Mil
Italy
, Dennis Zoppi
Japan
, Shigeki Yoshida
Lebanon
, Varia Dellalian
Netherlands
, Fjalar Goud
Singapore
, Aki Eguchi
Spain
, Guiseppe Santamaria
Taiwan
, Kae Yin
Thailand
, Supawit Muttarattana
Trinidad
, Stephon Scott
UAE, Jimmy Barrat
USA
, Ricky Gomez
Challenges at the Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS Global Final are judged by the
industry's leading gurus and require bartenders to explore fast growing industry
trends, with a particular focus on Retro Chic, a global luxury trend
encapsulating the glamour and simplicity of the golden era of 50s and 60s.
Rudy Paoli, Managing Director GLOBAL RESERVE
: "
Diageo Reserve
WORLD CLASS
is a leader that collaborates with the industry's finest to
continually elevate the craft of bartending. This week in Rio we have seen an
unprecedented level of creativity against a backdrop of international events.
The Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS finalists are truly transforming fine drinking
culture with their innovation and trend setting Retro Chic serves."
Attendees at the landmark week include global trendsetters Dylan Jones, GQ,
Piers Adams, Mahiki, Tony Chambers, Wallpaper*, Jason Beckley, Dunhill and
Mark Izzat, Vertu. Glamorous evening events have featured celebrity guests
and entertainment - including Bossa Nova legend Bebel Gilberto - and a Mahiki
Rio partnership with CÎROC vodka - introducing the world's first pop up bar at
the Copa Club.
Later in the week a very special JOHNNIE WALKER® BLUE
LABEL™ Blended Scotch Whisky event will be hosted by Christina Hendricks.
Over the next two days the top 16 finalists will compete through an additional
elimination round, leaving just eight global finalists who aspire to be crowned
Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2012 on 12 July.
Follow the competition on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/GlobalWorldClassFinals. For live updates on Twitter
follow @WorldClassLive and join the conversation with #WCRio; or, follow our
boards at pinterest.com/WCSociety.
Additional images at Image.Net
For information about Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS please contact:
Rachel Chan
Brand PR Manager, Diageo Reserve
+65-9618-5320
rachel.chan@diageo.com
Joanna Good
Neville McCarthy Associates
+44-(0)207-940-2900
joanna@nevillemccarthy.com
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