Diageo World Class will host the 13th edition of its global finals in Sydney, Australia from 12-15 September this year.

James Grant from Canada has been crowned the 12th winner of Diageo World Class following a first ever virtual event for 2021.

Diageo revealed on Thursday night (26 September) that the 2020 World Class Global Finals will be held in Sydney, Australia.

Diageo’s global travel team has announced the names of the final three cruise line bartenders who will compete in its World Class Bartender of the Year competition.

Diageo Reserve has announced that its ‘World Class’ mixology competition will be held in the UK from 28 July to 1 August.

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