Restaurant bookings can be a pain. Miss one and your whole night can be thrown into chaos, with booked tables waiting and filling up the bar, bartenders in the weeds and unable to serve their regulars properly, you get the idea. That’s why we spoke to Gerard from TOGO today, to find our how their […]

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On this week’s podcast – were talking about Flair, specifically preparing for a flair competition, as that’s exactly what I’m doing! Industry News Wetherspoon prepares for Brexit by dumping European brands JD Wetherspoon pubs in the UK have announced they are delisting Hennessy and Courvoisier Cognacs and Jagermeister in favour of non EU products from […]

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On this week’s podcast we talk to Grant Thompson from Tipll – a new app that allows people going fora night out in a new city to find the best bars and drink like a local, through the magic of augmented reality on their phone. Tipll – Drink like a local! Tipll lets users filter […]

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On this week’s podcast we’re talking about how Tequila is made – as well as our regular look at industry news and a look back on the week at BartenderHQ Industry News Ryan Reynolds has been promoting Aviation Gin with Jimmy Fallon on US TV Alcohol and energy drinks are a bad combination for humans […]

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Casa Agave’s Jen Foley is with us on this week’s podcasts talking about how Casa Agave began and their amazing Tequila and Mezcal. Casa Agave is a UK importer and distributor of Agave products. Industry News – Millennials shun beer and wine for spirits Full Story In news that really didn’t surprise me at all, […]

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August is Agave Month! Following July’s 80s month celebrating the Anniversary of Cocktail’s release, August is Agave Month. All month we’ll be learning more about the spirits of Mexico (and beyond) and reimagining classic cocktails using Agave spirits. Agave Month This month’s Agave focus will also be an opportunity for me to expand my knowledge […]

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On the 30th Anniversary of the release of Cocktail we’re incredibly proud to present our interview with JB Bandy, the man who trained Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown to flair bartend for the movie. Without JB Bandy, flair bartending may never have gained the popularity it has today. JB Bandy Worked the Same Bar as […]

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Nostalgia in bars can be a great way to engage your guests and give them a reason to stay. We’ll be talking in more detail with my wife, Jo Eden-Sangwell later in the show. Industry News: Stonegate Buys Be At One Full Story: https://news.sky.com/story/slug-and-lettuce-owner-toasts-50m-takeover-of-be-at-one-chain-11445611 Stonegate pub company has reportedly purchased the Be At One group, which […]

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Cocktail turns 30 in 2 weeks time, and in this show we’ll be talking about its effect on the bar industry. Our 80s Month continues! Cocktail Bartenders Commentary is Here Industry News BenRiach distillery has moved into fashion with the launch of a line that “celebrates the creative approaches to whisky distilling and clothing design”. […]

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Should we as a community come together to help a bartender in need? One British Facebook group this week didn’t think so, and it caused some waves. Industry News: Dead Rabbit to Re-Open after Fire The Dead Rabbit in New York suffered a suspected kitchen fire on July 1st 2018. The venue has now announced […]

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