The definitive guide to the finest drinking experiences

The World Class 50: The Definitive Drinking Guide features 50 of the most innovative and talented bartenders from across the globe. Each bartender showcases the perfect location, the most inventive cocktail and the finest of ingredients and spirits that define the 'must have' fine drinking experience in their city.

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We asked Cross Yu, award winning bartender from Muse on the Bund in Shanghai, his thoughts on the bartending industry in China. “It’s growing fast and is now on a much more internationally acclaimed level, and more bars and bartenders are setting themselves apart by using local Chinese ingredients. Bartenders are getting more popular and well respected, it’s become a career of craftsmanship. Consumers are starting to crave cocktail culture, and look forward to having different interactive experiences with bartenders to learn more, which places us in a strong position.” He goes on to say: “I personally use a lot of traditional Chinese ingredients, like tea and ginger. I have a herb station where everything is prepared fresh too.”