WORLD CLASS COMMUNITY WEEK

World Class Community Week is an online program of seminars, tutorials and masterclasses designed to inspire, engage and connect the bartending community around the world. The program brings together the best talents in the industry to equip the trade community with the latest news and tips.


WORLD CLASS COMMUNITY WEEK CANADA SESSIONS

Day 1 TUESDAY APRIL 21st

11:00-11:45AM PDT / 2:00-2:45pm EST

LIVE Q&A

The Power of Community // Ketel One with Jeff Savage, Paulo Figueiredo and Dennis Tamse, hosted by Lauren Mote

The power of community during times of uncertainty is incredible – using the ‘better drinking’ concept, our incredible panel of the World Class Canada Bartender of the Year 2019 Jeff Savage, Ketel One Global Brand Ambassador Paulo Figueiredo and the Global Relationships Director for the Nolet Distillery Dennis Tamse discuss in realtime their community projects including Jeff's "Save on Meats" project and how bartenders can influence positive impact around the world.

Join us for a live discussion to talk about how can we make a difference and inspire each other to do better every day, followed by an interactive Q&A with Jeff, Paulo and Dennis hosted by Global Cocktailian Lauren Mote.

 

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1:00-1:45PM PDT / 4:00-4:45pm EST

LIVE Q&A

World Class Studios “BCB Edition" Johnnie Walker's Highballin' with Tristan Stephenson & Chris Enns, hosted by Grant Sceney

What does it take to create a long, ice cold and flavourful highball? Join legendary bartender and our World Class Canada Bartender of the Year 2018 Chris Enns hosted by World Class Canada Bartender of the Year 2014, Grant Sceney. What are the secrets to the best long, icy Johnnie Walker drinks. Watch the World Class Studios “BCB Edition” session here then join us for a live Q&A with Chris, hosted by Grant Sceney.

 

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3:00-3:45AM PDT / 6:00-6:45pm EST

LIVE Q&A

Cocktail Tutorials – Mindful Modifiers // with Kaitlyn Stewart

Who says creativity has to be limited by ABV? Certainly not Kaitlyn Stewart, our World Class Global Bartender of the Year 2017. As Kaitlyn says, it’s always a great idea to add some variety to your home bar – think No & Lo proof options as well as standard pour. Watch the session by Kaitlyn here then join us for a live Q&A with Kaitlyn and World Class Canada Bartender of the Year 2019, Jeff Savage.

 

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5:00-6:00PM PDT / 8:00-9:00pm EST

LIVE Q&A

Virtual Cocktail Hour “O Canada – Canadian Trivia ‘pub quiz’”, hosted by the World Class Canada Ambassador team, and Crown Royal Canadian Whisky

Bring a drink, and bring your brilliance – it’s time to put your Canadian knowledge to the test with this virtual pub quiz, hosted by the Canadian World Class Ambassadors.

 

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DAY 2 WEDNESDAY APRIL 22nd

11:00-11:45AM PDT / 2:00-2:45pm EST

LIVE Q&A

The Future of Whisk(e)y // a live panel discussion with industry heavyweights Shane Mulvany, Jenna Ba, and Stephen Wilson, hosted by Ewan Gunn

 What’s next for whisk(e)y? Join us for this lively realtime session with some folks who really know their liquids – World Class Canada Bartender of the Year 2016 and Dead Rabbit Bartender, Shane Mulvany, Bulleit Ambassador, Jenna Ba and National Brand Ambassador for Crown Royal, Stephen Wilson all hosted by the Global Brand Ambassador for Diageo’s Scotch Whiskies, Ewan Gunn . From Bartenders to Ambassadors, Canada, Scotland, Ireland and the USA – join the session to hear what’s in store for the future of whisk(e)y?

 

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1:00-1:45PM PDT / 4:00-4:45pm EST  

LIVE Q&A

World Class Studios “BCB Edition” // Tanqueray No. TEN's Heart of Gold with Jack Sotti and Chris Enns

Taking our World Class Studios education program home - it's never been more convenient or inspiring to learn from our global Brand Ambassador family, within the comfort of their homes. We hope to inspire you all to make drinks and keep the education up in your homes. The World Class Studios "At Home" with Lauren Mote, our Global Cocktailian, featuring Tanqueray No. TEN's "Heart of Gold".

Watch the World Class Studios “BCB Edition” session: here then join us for a live Q&A with Lauren, World Class Canada Bartender of the Year 2018, Chris Enns and Senior Tanqueray & World Class Ambassador Great Britain, Jack Sotti.

 

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3:00-3:45PM PDT / 6:00-6:45pm EST

LIVE Q&A

Cocktail Tutorial – Last Minute Luau // with Charles Joly, hosted by Grant Sceney

When it comes to virtually spending time together with good friends and good drinks, why not have some fun! Join World Class Global Bartender of the Year 2014, Charles Joly on the best ways to add some fun and energy to your “at home” session. This session aims to inspire you to have some fun with house made ingredients, décor and ways to get the party started by way of Chicago.  

Watch the session by Charles on the link here then join us for a live Q&A with Charles and World Class Canada Bartender of the Year 2014, Grant Sceney.

 

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5:00-6:00PM PDT / 8:00-8:45pm EST

LIVE SESSION

 

Virtual Cocktail Hour No/Lo & Mindfulness Edition // hosted by Kaitlyn Stewart and Seedlip’s Sarah Parniak

Join us for an aspirational session of stories and ideas, getting connected with nature, and cocktail demos by the Seedlip & World Class Ambassadors, hosted by World Class Global Bartender of the Year 2017 Kaitlyn Stewart.

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DAY 3: THURSDAY 23rd APRIL

11:00-9:45AM PDT / 2:00-2:45pm

LIVE Q&A

Food & Flavour – Understanding the connection between chef and bartender // with Chef Mark Moriarty & Shane Mulvany, hosted by Lauren Mote

From great ideas to great execution, the result of this engaging discussion between chef and bartender is inspired by creative thinking. Join us live with Diageo’s Chef in Residence Mark Moriarty and Dead Rabbit bartender & World Class Canada Bartender of the Year 2016 Shane Mulvany for this “virtual tasting menu”, showcasing the brilliant talents when a chef and bartender put their heads together with the Diageo Reserve Portfolio.

 

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1:00-1:45PM PDT / 4:00-4:45pm EST

LIVE Q&A

World Class Studios “BCB Edition” Bulleit Bourbon’s “Rituals in Hospitality” with Bobby Burke, Eboni Major, Lauren Mote and Grant Sceney

How do you define “hospitality”? Whether in a bar, using delivery services or in our new virtual world, how does hospitality work for you? Join us for a live Q&A with Bulleit USA Ambassador Bobby Burke, Bulleit whiskey blender and World Class Canada Bartender of the Year 2014 Grant Sceney to discuss habits of the world’s best bartender, online hospitality rituals around the world, and what makes this ‘bourbon to bartender’ ritual special. Watch the World Class Studios “BCB Edition” session here then join us for a live Q&A with Bobby, Eboni, Lauren and Grant.

 

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3:00-3:45PM PDT / 6:00-6:45pm EST

LIVE Q&A

Cocktail Tutorial – live from Vancouver’s Westend // with Chris Enns, hosted by Kaitlyn Stewart

Join us for a live tutorial led by our World Class Canada Bartender of the Year 2018 Chris Enns and co-hosted by the World Class Global Winner of the Year 2017 Kaitlyn Stewart. Chris will be showcasing the award-winning liquids from the Diageo Reserve Portfolio along with a range of fantastic ingredients to create delicious cocktails!

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5:00-6:00PM PDT / 8:00-9:00pm EST

LIVE SESSION

Virtual “Happy Hour” // with Don Julio legend and master distiller Enrique de Colsa, hosted by Jeff Savage

Join us today for our virtual cocktail hour today with Enrique de Colsa talking all things agave. This session is hosted by World Class Canada Bartender of the Year 2019 and ‘Father of cups’ Jeff Savage– be sure to tune in!

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