How can having a following as a bartender make you more money? Regardless of the tipping culture in your country, we’re going to cover why your personal brand is vital to your earnings. I’m David Eden Sangwell from BartenderHQ and I’ve worked in every position you can imagine in the drinks industry since 2000. In […]

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Today the first minimum alcohol pricing the the UK has been introduced in Scotland. And that’s a good thing for bars. What will drinks cost in Scotland now? A unit of alcohol (25ml of 40% ABV / 80 proof spirit) must now be sold to an end consumer for no less than 50p. This means: […]

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Another of our Touring the Midlands series, today in Uttoxeter first, a smallish town in Staffordshire (near Stoke on Trent) followed by Burton on Trent, home of the Molson Coors brewery in the UK. These videos are generally my first visits to some of these towns and cities since starting my new role with Catalyst […]

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Moseley has some of the cooler bars in Birmingham, along with King’s Heath just down the road. Moseley’s bar scene includes the Prince of Wales with its huge tiki bar behind, the Bull’s Head / Cuban Embassy rum specialist and the Dark Horse. There’s also the Bohemian which is a cool late bar, the Fighting […]

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Episode 04 of the Blog – Back out pounding the streets of Stoke – Only to find very little was open in the daytime that I needed to see, so back in the car and off to Stafford, my old University haunt (though the whole campus has now moved over to Stoke). Stafford Stafford’s changed […]

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We continue the Vlog with my day in Leamington Spa – Its a beautiful town with some impressive architecture. I arrived a bit early and couldn’t get to talk to anyone early on, so I went off for a haircut and ended up with a cutthroat shave and more! Check out our video below!  

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A quick visit to The Physician in edgbaston and the High Field today before the Grand Tour launch with our Vermouth Ambassador himself, Sam Boulton at the Edgbaston Boutique Hotel. A great turnout with bartenders from across the midlands, and great education on Spanish brandy, grappa, aperitifs, Calvados, sherry and Armagnac. Full details on the […]

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Okay, here we go, the pre-first ever Vlog from BartenderHQ in our new series. This series of Bartender Vlogs will cover some of my life in my new role, so you can come along and enjoy some of the awesome bars and bartenders I see along the way. Tomorrow we’ll be around the Birmingham city […]

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Just a quick update here from the BartenderHQ… HQ, you get a sneak behind the scenes look at my office before it gets a beefy upgrade and I reveal what I’ll be doing in a few weeks – as I’m LEAVING MY JOB! What does this mean for BartenderHQ, the Podcast and everything else? You’ll […]

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