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Diageo World Class 2020 goes to Sydney

30 September, 2019

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

Prior to announcing Bannie Kang of Singapore as the winner for 2019 in GLasgow, ‘global cocktailian’ Lauren Mote announced the news on stage in front of a crowd of industry spectators at SW3G.

Andrew Oughton, diageo Australia marketing & innovation director, said: “A vibrant food and drinks scene is at the heart of any great city’s culture and we can’t wait to showcase ours next September.

“Get your passports ready and start practising your skills now because Australia’s bartenders are going to show why we’ve produced two World Class winners in the competition’s 11-year history, leading the charge with creativity, flair and talent. 

“It’s going to be a brilliant celebration of Australian hospitality and our diverse and innovative drinks culture.”


Nick Strangeway


Happy customers across the UK enjoyed their first pints and non-homemade cocktails at the start of July as its hospitality sector reopened after months of lockdown. But normal service has hardly resumed.