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USBG Begins Second Year of World Class U.S.

By February 22, 2013Top News, Association Talk
United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) & World Class U.S. announced the second year of its bartending talent search, sponsored by Diageo. Bartenders and mixologists can register online at www.DiageoWorldClassUSA.com. Participants must complete three training modules authored by leading spirits journalist Camper English, and score 80 percent or higher on each test; they then must submit an original cocktail recipe and photo featuring one of the DIAGEO Reserve Brands including KETEL ONE® Vodka, CIROC® Vodka, TANQUERAY® NO. TEN Gin, ZACAPA® Rum, BULLEIT® Bourbon, JOHNNIE WALKER® Blended Scotch Whisky and DON JULIO® Tequila; followed by uploading a video showcasing their skills. An iPhone app allows registrants to complete the training modules and uploads. The program closes on April 30, 2013. Twenty finalists will be announced during the Manhattan Cocktail Classic (May 17-21, 2013) and on June 3-4, 2013, the finalists will face-off in New York City.

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