Spain wins Bartender of the Year 2013

David Rios of Spain has won bartender of the year at the Diageo Reserve World Class Global finals in Barcelona!

10 Jul 2013

It quarter past midnight in Barcelona and I have just returned from The Bullring where David Rios has just been announced as the top bartender in the world.

What an amazing setting and venue and rather fitting that Spain walked away with the honours.

Huge congratulations to David, more excitement than that I have not seen since David Guetta opened his set in Ibiza last night.

He will no doubt be celebrating long into the night with his fellow bartender

It’s really been the most amazing week of my life. I have never fitted this much stuff into 5 days – I can only imagine how the bartenders must feel.

I hope that they are taking a few days off in this beautiful city to relax for a couple of days.

As for the rest of us, well we have drunk the best of the best in luxury brands, attended many interesting seminars played shuffleboard (some better than others) and visited the best hotspots in Europe.

I can honestly say it has been INSANE.

In the best possible way.Thank you Diageo Reserve for the ultimate experience.

Please keep an eye on The Mixology Report Food24 blog and our cocktail section on Food24 as we will be posting lots of interesting content from the past week as well as great mixology conversations and the latest on hot new bars and things happening all over SA.

As they say… watch this space.


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