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 GREAT BRITAIN SESSIONS

Day 1 TUESDAY MAY 19

MAY 19
11:00-11:45AM BST

LIVE Q&A

Hotel Bars: A Look Behind the Curtain // Tanqueray with Pippa Guy, Erik Lorincz, Agostino Perrone and Tim Philips-Johansson, hosted by Jack Sotti

Hotel bars are a cultural icon, the art of the cocktail was perfected there and today some of the most innovative and acclaimed bars reside within hotels. The Master of the Martini Agostino Perrone will showcase the famous Connaught Martini trolley experience, and we’ll discuss the incredible culture inside these bars.

Join our expert panel including Pippa Guy – ex Senior Bartender of The Savoy, Agostino Perrone - Director of Mixology of the Connaught Bar, Erik Lorincz – owner of Kwānt and World Class Bartender of the Year 2010, with World Class Global Bartender of the Year 2013 Tim Philips-Johansson, hosted by Tanqueray Brand Ambassador Jack Sotti.  

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MAY 19
2:00-2:45PM BST

LIVE Q&A

The Power of Community // Ketel One with Paulo Figueiredo, Dennis Tamse, Jack Wakelin, James Fowler & Linda O’Flynn, hosted by Kate Jackson

The power of community during times of uncertainty is incredible – using the ‘better drinking’ concept, our incredible panel of the Ketel One Global Brand Ambassador Paulo Figueiredo, the Global Relationships Director for the Nolet Distillery Dennis Tamse, previous Bar Manager of Public Jack Wakelin, World Class Ireland Bartender of the Year 2019 Linda O’Flynn, and World Class GB Bartender of the Year 2013 James Fowler discuss their community projects and how bartenders can influence positive impact around the world.  

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MAY 19
5:00-5:45PM BST

LIVE Q&A

Virtual Happy Hour // with Don Julio Legend and Master Distiller Enrique De Colsa, hosted by TJ Littlejohn

Join us for our virtual cocktail hour with Don Julio’s Master Distiller Enrique de Colsa who’ll be talking all things agave. Stirring up the discussion with Enrique will be World Class GB Ambassador TJ Littlejohn, Global Cocktailian Lauren Mote and GB Tequila Ambassador Tasha Iny. 

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Day 2 WEDNESDAY MAY 20

MAY 20
11:00-11:45AM BST

LIVE Q&A

Tasting Wild // Talisker with Rich Woods, Diane Farrell and John Rensten, hosted by Jason Clark 

The Talisker distillery’s incredible home on the Isle of Skye is an amazing source of inspiration when creating Talisker cocktails. So we've gathered a group of experts to share their knowledge and guidance for designing cocktails that give guests the experience of tasting wild in their drinks. Join our lively discussion with the Founder of Forage London John Rensten, co-owner of Scout London Rich Woods and Talisker Distillery Manager Diane Farrell, hosted by Talisker Brand Ambassador Jason Clark.  

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MAY 20
2:00-2:45PM BST

LIVE Q&A

Can You Highball? // Johnnie Walker & Canned Cocktails with Gregor Leckie, Jenny Willing and Cameron Attfield, hosted by Ali Reynolds 

Canned cocktails are becoming an ever-increasing trend and in turn are more and more accessible to our bars. Last year at the World Class Bartender of the Year Global Finals in Glasgow we hosted an exciting challenge which saw the world’s best bartenders create a Johnnie Walker Black Label Highball canned cocktail for our judges.

Join our ‘Can You Highball?’ session with Gregor Leckie - founder of Rapscallion Soda, Sweet and Chilli's Jenny Willing who built the World Class challenge, and World Class GB Bartender of the Year 2019 Cameron Attfield as we host a live demo and cover the do's and dont's of canning your own, hosted by Johnnie Walker GB Brand Ambassador Ali Reynolds.  

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MAY 20
4:00-4:45PM BST

LIVE Q&A

World Class Studios “BCB Edition” Bulleit Bourbon’s “Rituals in Hospitality” // with Kirsten Jarin, Anna Sebastian and Charles Joly, hosted by Jenna Ba 

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 Class Awards Bar Manager of the Year Anna Sebastian of The Artesian, Bulleit GB Brand Ambassador Kirsten Jarin and World Class Global Bartender of the Year 2014 Charles Joly to discuss habits of the world’s best bartender, online hospitality rituals around the world, and what makes this ‘bourbon to bartender’ ritual special, hosted by Jenna Ba.

Watch the World Class Studios BCB Edition session here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0J8APZzgjw then join us for a live Q&A with Anna, Charles and Kirsten. 

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Day 3 THURSDAY MAY 21

MAY 21
11:00-11:45AM BST

LIVE Q&A

Food & Flavour – Understanding the Connection Between Chef & Bartender // with Mark Moriarty, Orlando Marzo, Adam McGurk & Christie Knight, 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 World Class Global Bartender of the Year 2018 Orlando Marzo for this “virtual tasting menu”, showcasing the incredible results that can be achieved when a chef and bartender put their heads together with the Diageo Reserve portfolio. 

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MAY 21
2:00-2:45PM BST

LIVE Q&A

The Future of Whisky // A Live Panel Discussion with Industry Heavyweights, hosted by Tom Jones

What's next for whisk(e)y? Join us for this lively realtime session with some folks who really know their liquids - Global Scotch Ambassadors Ervin Trykowski and Ewan Gunn, GB Scotch Ambassadors TJ Littlejohn and Colin Dunn, Talisker Race to Skye winner Stephanie Anderson and acclaimed spirits writed Dave Broom, hosted by Global Scotch Whisky Ambassador Tom Jones.  

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MAY 21
5:00-5:45PM BST

LIVE Q&A

Happy Hour - The Magic of Zacapa // with Lorena Vasquez, Sara Playa, Jamie Jones, Chef Mark Moriarty and Lauren Mote

This exclusive release of our World Class Studios “From Cask to Cocktail” session with Zacapa Rum is now live. Watch the program at the link below, then tune in for our live session with the legendary Lorena Vasquez – Zacapa’s Master Blender who will be joined by Zacapa Senior Brand Manager (and resident translator) Sara Playa, Diageo’s Chef in Residence Mark Moriarty, World Class GB Bartender of the Year 2017 Jamie Jones, and Global Cocktailian Lauren Mote to discuss the magic of flavour, ingredients, casks and cocktails. Watch the session here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3oGUqkgGjE then join us for a live Q&A with Lorena, Mark, Jamie, Sara and Lauren.

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