World Class Australia 2013 Winner

The winner of the World Class Australia for 2013 was announced tonight at an evening held at Rock Lily, The Star.

Luke Ashton World Class Australia 2013 Winner
Luke Ashton, World Class Australia 2013 Winner

Congratulations to Luke Ashton from Vasco in Sydney on winning World Class Australia for 2013. He receives $100,000 cash towards opening his own bar as well as representing Australia in the global finals on board a Mediterranean cruise from July 4 to 9.

World Class Australia 2013
L-R: Evan Stanley, Luke Ashton, Rinna Kato

First runner up is Evan Stanley from Black Pearl (VIC) and second runner up is Rinna Kato from Bacchus Bar (QLD).

Bring it home, Luke!

Photography © by Kevin Burke for Gourmantic – Copyright: All rights reserved.


All the photos from the event are now posted on the Gourmantic Facebook page.


About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.