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Diageo Reserve World Class 2014 – 8 finalists left – One will be the best of the best

| 1 August 20:08
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It is the last day of World Class. After a week of different challenges and todays challenge Punch and Glass it is only the Grand Finalists left. Who will be World Class Bartender of the year 2014? Charles Ainsbury – Australia Grant Sceney – Canada Amed “Mito” Yahi – France Claudio Perinelli – Italy Peter Chua – Singapore   Charles Joly – USA Follow @nordefors on twitter and instagram for live updates!

I BAREN med Hampus Thunholm – Colada Fizz med Ron Zacapa, punch, kokosmjölk och ananas

| 31 July 18:00
Hampus Thunholm Coloada Fizz Shibumi Stockholm nordefors.com Karoline Nordefors

Hallå Hallå! Hoppas ni alla har en bra sommar, det har vi här i källaren på Kungstensgatan 2 i Stockholm. Många av er har varit och kolla in vad som händer här nere trots det magiska vädret, ja inte Karoline Nordefors än då, men hoppas på ett besök snart. Så en dag som denna tänkte jag bjuda på en liten omgjord klassiker som brukar poppa upp under sommartider, självklart Coladan! Satt en dag i baren och tänkte att vi kanske ska trycka upp en Colada på menyn nu när det ändå är sommar. Så jag började spåna, ska vi köra en klassisk […]

Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS Global Final 2014 – Top 16 finalists OH WAIT only 12!!

| 31 July 12:44
Elimination World Class Global Final 2014

They have all went through tough challenges and today it was The 5 Star Challenge, the remaining bartenders was tested behind one of five different leading hotel bars in London, including the Savoy and the Langham. Next they combined writing and mixology with literary inspired cocktails for the Cocktails and the Written Word challenge. 16 bartenders made it through to the final cut after todays elimination. Hannah Von Ongevalle – Belgium Grant Sceney – Canada Hardeep Rehal – Danmark Amed ”Miho” Yahi – France Claudio Perinelli – Italy Kaori Kurakami – Japan Leroy Soumokil – Netherlands Peter Chua – Singapore Anton Velich […]

Kockens tips från Fredrik Gustafsson – Omvänd cheesecake med blåbär, färskostskum och limeglass

| 30 July 10:00
Kockens tips från Fredrik Gustafsson Omvänd cheesecake med blåbär, färskostskum och limeglass nordefors.com Karoline Nordefors

Hej alla sommarglada! Hoppas att ni alla mår kanon. Jag har fullt upp och mer kommer det att bli. Sommarrushen är i full fart men min kreativa sida blomstrar. Jag har mycket nya idéer som jag jobbar på, de kommer bli svinbra. Jag tänkte bjuda er på min version av cheesecake som jag och min goda vän och kollega Andreas Brettmark tog fram ihop och körde som lunchdessert på Restaurang Vatten Gourmet & Cafe. Laga, ät och njut. Jag älskar denna dessert, den är läskande och fräsch. Hoppas ni gillar den lika mycket som jag. OMVÄND CHEESECAKE MED BLÅBÄR, FÄRSKOSTSKUM OCH LIMEGLASS […]

Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS Global Final 2014 – Interview with finalist Rikard Enell from Sweden

| 29 July 09:00
Rikard Enell Taverna Brillo Stockholm Sweden finalist Diageo Reserve World Class Global Final 2014

Name: Rikard Enell Years in the business: 16 Official Job Title: Bartender Born: 1981 Currently resides: Stockholm Current work locations: Taverna Brillo How and why did you become a bartender and what other things are you passionate about besides bartending? – Well I started in the French alps way back and didn’t put much thought behind it but after a while when I had worked my way thru dives- and nightclubs I not only realized that I wanted to succeed in the bar industri but also that I had a big interest for the hospitality business. Outside my work my […]

Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS Global Final 2014 – Interview with finalist Jesper Høst from Norway

| 28 July 09:00
Jesper Høst No. 19 Oslo Norway finalist Diageo Reserve World Class 2014

Name: Jesper Høst Years in the business: 9 Official Job Title: Head Bartender Born: 15. feb 1984 Currently resides: Oslo, Norway Current work locations: No. 19, Oslo How and why did you become a bartender and what other things are you passionate about besides bartending? – I moved to Oslo to get closer to my girlfriend and continue a dead-end education in musicology. By a series of coincidences and a few white lies, I was lucky enough to land a job at Bar Boca. Bar Boca was one of the pioneer bars in the Norwegian cocktail-scene (and still is), and […]

Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS Global Final 2014 – Interview with finalist Reinhard Pohorec from Austria

| 27 July 19:00
Reinhard Pohorec finalist Diageo Reserve World Class 2014 from Austria

Name: Reinhard Pohorec Years in the business: 3 Official Job Title: Bartender Born: 30.09.1988 Currently resides: Vienna, Austria Current work locations: “Spirits journey” (Independent wine and spirits consultant), “Tür 7″ (new bar to be opened soon) How and why did you become a bartender and what other things are you passionate about besides bartending? – Without any knowledge about Riesling, Chardonnay or wine/spirits in general, I attended the basic seminar at the WSET simply because my socio economics studies didn’t fulfil me. Tasting, smelling and linking all that with theoretical knowledge infected me like a virus and especially foritfied wines […]

Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS – Interview with Swedens finalist 2013 – Emil Åreng

| 27 July 09:30
Emil Åreng REX Umeå Bar Manager

Name: Emil Åreng Years in the business: 8 years Official Job Title: Bar Manager Born: Bräcke, Jämtland, Sweden Currently resides: Umeå Current work locations: Rex Bar & Grill Hey Emil, this time last year you were getting ready to enter the Global Final of Diageo World Class. What is your reflektion on the competion? – It’s the biggest and most spectacular competition in the world. It’s the olympics and Bocuse D’or in one and when you are in the competition you really get that sense. It’s so huge and you learn a lot, not just about cocktails, you learn things […]

Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS Global Final 2014 – Interview with Denmarks finalist and Nordic winner Hardeep Rehal

| 26 July 13:55
Hardeep Rehal Denmark Finalist Diageo Reserve World Class

Name: Hardeep Rehal Years in the business: 8 Official Job Title: Bar manager Born: 310884 Currently resides: Denmark Current work locations: 1105 Cocktail Bar, Copenhagen   How and why did you become a bartender and what other things are you passionate about besides bar tending? – I started bartending next to my engineering studies, cause it seemed like fun and the work hours fitted me perfectly so that i could use the weekdays to study. After some years doing nightclub bartending i got my first job at a hotel bar as a cocktail bartender, and from then on i was hooked and […]

Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS Global Finals 2014 28 July – 1 August Great Britain – Finalists, Challenges, Judges and Hall of Fame

| 25 July 12:00
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The Diageo Reserve World Class Global Final is the industry´s most prestigious and respected mixology competition which sees the over 50 of the best bartenders in the world compete in a series of innovative challenges around Great Britain in a bid to crowned the world´s best bartender. There is a long way to make it to the global final. 12 months of national and regional heats around the globe to identify the leading mixologists in the world today. This will be the sixth year of the Diageo Reserve World Class and every year it elevates the skill and craft of […]