20 years of IWCC

The International Wörthersee Cocktail Cup (IWCC) is held yearly at the Wörthersee. It’s two days of the highest level of cocktail mixing, presentations and workshops. Bartenders from all over the world as well as the young guns from Austria visit Carinthia to participate in the cocktail competition, to talk about the latest trends and to meet their colleagues & friends.

What makes this event so special? As most of the bartenders know each other very well, it’s lots of fun and a very enjoyable atmosphere at the lake. Everyone is relaxed, even thought there is a competition going on. From my point of view, as an IWCC staff who supports Mario Hofferer and his team, sometimes it’s a little bit stressful. However, it’s a great team to work with and the fun factor within is very high!


This year’s winner of the 20th edition of IWCC is Stefan Bauer from Graz (AUT). He convinced the jury with his unique cocktail ‘Moments of Life’ and his performance. The runner-ups were Alexander Knoll (AUT) and Ulrich Steffensen (DNK). For the gala dinner of the final night Mario Hofferer and his team prepared something special (again!), the ‘League of Gentlemen’. The legends of cocktail mixing from different countries competed against each other. You could really see that they still have the passion and peppiness to serve the greatest drinks!


Just to name a few of the world-class participants of IWCC 2015: Ian Bell, Mohammad Nazzal, Reinhard Pohorec, Margit Kikas, Kim Hass, Mario Hofferer (event organizer), Peter Weissnegger (founder of IWCC), Stephanie Sieber & Maximilian Wölle.

All I can say …

… see you next year at the 21st edition of IWCC!

Check out the pictures from the 20th anniversary:


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