My family spent the past couple of days at the Alton Towers Resort in Staffordshire, UK and finished it all off with a meal at the brand new (we’re talking less than a week old) Rollercoaster Restaurant in the Forbidden Valley area of the Alton Towers theme park. So how does the concept and food […]

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On this week’s podcast we’re looking back at the emerging trends from 2015 in terms of bars, spirits and cocktail flavours, as well as taking a a look at where I think 2016 will take us. Bar Trends 2016 As bars become more and more specialised offering menus based on single spirits, Gin parlours, Whiskey […]

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Flair Life Style’s Ravi Camadoo interviews the current Roadhouse World Flair UK Champion Jumbles St Pierre, talking about how he started in flair bartending and competing on the legendary Roadhouse stage. ‘About Hours, Not Years’ – Jumbles St Pierre A UK champion after just four years of flair, Jumbles talks about how its not about […]

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As bartenders we’ll often receive some sort of booze for Christmas and whether it’s mini gift sets with a spirit miniature and branded glasses to a full bottle of that whiskey you’ve been lusting after, there are a few essential cocktail ingredients that you can keep on hand to make the most of whatever you […]

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The Podcast is Back! Sorry to everyone for the break – We’ve been arranging our wedding and with the new job everything has got a little crazy! On this week’s podcast I’m talking about my work bartending in Dubai 5 years ago, stories about living in the Middle East and slinging cocktails. There are plenty […]

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On this weeks show we’re looking at how the art of flair bartending is making a huge comeback behind premium bars and how you can be at the forefront of this trend. Over the past few years, while flair has still flourished in the competition scene with the moves getting consistently harder and more technical, […]

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I had a little time to atcpend in Birmingham city centre on Thursday and realised I’d still not checked out the brand new Rub Smokehouse on Birmingham’s Broad Street, so it was a perfect opportunity to stop by and see what was going on. History of Rub Smokehouse Rub Smokehouse Birmingham has taken up residence […]

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I am approaching my eleven year anniversary in bars. I mean consistently working in bars! I have never left and returned, I have been a bar maid for eleven strong years. My longest absence was three months on maternity leave. For most of my years I never even used up my annual leave! Needless to […]

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On this week’s mini show: How to organise a piss up in a brewery We spent the weekend over at the Batemans Brewery in Skegness for a friend’s wedding. It’s a beautiful old complex of buildings centred around the tower of the old windmill, now lacking its sails but no less iconic. The bar built […]

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This could be one of the oddest ideas I’ve ever heard, yet it has absolutely hilarious results. So it turns out, if you add helium to beer in the same way that you would carbonate it normally with carbon dioxide to add fizz, you will get the same squeaky voice effect as if you were […]

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