Tales Of The Cocktail 2015 Recap Part II

July 29th, 2015

Last week we discussed Tales 2015, but there is still more to talk about!  Its the Bartender Journey Podcast #120: Tales Wrap-up Part II!

We have additional interviews with Shake The Vine cocktail competition finalists.  We also talk to podcast listener Tony, who attended Tales for the first time this year, and hear his impressions of the event.

Take a listen to the Tales Of The Cocktail 2015 wrap-up show Part II with the player below, or subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

The Book of the Week is Speakeasy from the creators of the award winning Employees Only bar in Manhattan.

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Tales Of The Cocktail 2015 Wrap-up!

July 22nd, 2015

It was a exciting and fun filled week at Tales Of The Cocktail 2015!  So many parties, so many wonderful people!

We talk about everything from Mezcal, to Cocktail Competitions and Seminars and of course, the parties!
The Shake The Vine Cocktail Winners are in!  Results, & recipes below.
Take a listen to the TOTC 2015 wrap-up podcast with the player below, or subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

The Book of the Week is The Craft Cocktail Party: Delicious Drinks for Every Occasion by Julie Reiner.
Also mentioned on this week's show, Alchemy in a Glass: The Essential Guide to Handcrafted Cocktails by Greg Seider.
Cheers!

Shake The Vine Competition Results:

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and BACK BAR USA have announced Zachary Patterson as this year’s “Shake The Vine” wine cocktail mixology competition winner which took place at “Tales of the Cocktail” in New Orleans on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

Patterson prepared his original submission, “The Summer Dress,” made with white grapes, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ Red Diamond Chardonnay, Grey Goose La Poire, Chareau Aloe Liqueur, Oro Blanco grapefruit, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup; and a second original recipe, “Ode to Bacchanal,” handcrafted with strawberry jam, rosemary, lemon juice, lime juice, Manzanilla Sherry, La Diablada Pisco and Michelle Sparkling Rose, which earned him the grand prize of $5,000. 

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Tales Of The Cocktail 2015 Preview with Warren Bobrow!

July 13th, 2015

Recording a podcast while packing a bag! On the way to New Orleans as this episode is published!

We chat with Warren Bobrow about Tales Of The Cocktail.  He is involved in several events at the yearly pilgrimage for Bartenders and Cocktail Enthusiasts. 
Take a listen with the audio player below, on BartenderJourney.net, or subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
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Modern (and historic) Vermouth!

July 7th, 2015

On the Bartender Journey Podcast number 117, we talk with Adam Ford - author of Vermouth: The Revival of the Spirit that Created America's Cocktail Culture, and producer of Atsby Vermouth, (produced in New York!)
We talk about the influence Vermouth had on Cocktail Culture and why it has been 'under appreciated' over the last several decades.  The tides have turned once again for Vermouth...quality Vermouth is a hot commodity once again!

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Are Distilled Spirits Gluten Free?

June 29th, 2015

We talk about serving your guests who need to eat (& drink) gluten free. 

The Books of the Week:  Ray Foley's Bartending For Dummies and Running A Bar For Dummies.


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Great whiskey made in Brooklyn New York!

June 24th, 2015

This week we visit with Colin Spoelman, co-founder of The Kings County Distillery.  
Kings County Distillery is producing high quality whiskey in a beautiful old building the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  They have also written a book:  The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining - How to Make and Drink Whiskey.
Plus, time is getting short to enter the Shake The Vine Contest!  Enter to win a trip to Tales Of The Cocktail and a chance to win the $5000 grand prize!
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Bourbon Empire

June 16th, 2015

On Bartender Journey Podcast number 114 we talk with author Reid Mitenbuler.  Reid's book Bourbon Empire:  The Past and Future of America's Whiskey unravels the myths and misconceptions surrounding America’s most iconic spirit and traces the history of Bourbon – from  the frontier rebellion, to the Gilded Age corruption, and the magic of Madison Avenue. 
Plus, find out about the Shake The Vine Cocktail contest!  You could win $5000 and a trip to Tales of the Cocktail 2015!

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Jeffrey Morganthaler

June 9th, 2015

An interview with the great bartender and author Jeffrey Morgenthaler!  We talk about bartending myths, proper bar techniques, and bar management strategies.
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Enter the Shake The Vine Contest for a chance to win one of (8) $1000 prize and (1) grand prize of $5000!  Deadline for entries is 6/30/15.
Book of the Week: Jeffrey Morgenthaler's THE BAR BOOK.  Its a manual for Bartenders!
Check out Jeffrey Morgenthaler's web site.
I had a great time at #CocktailsInTheCountry event with Gaz Regan recently!  Pictures below!
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Camper English

June 2nd, 2015

On the Bartender Journey Podcast #112, it’s a talk with cocktail blogger, writer and cocktail competition jugdge, Camper English!  Its a great conversation about making great quality clear ice, the first time he tended bar and cocktail trends.

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See below for some of the tools used to make clear ice cubes, plus the Book of the Week: The PDT Cocktail Book by Jim Meehan.

Also mentioned on the podcast this week, Gary Regan's new book  The Negroni: Drinking to La Dolce Vita, with Recipes & Lore

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Tools Brian uses to make clear ice:  Small cooler, (fill about 1/3 with water and put in freezer with top open).  Jeweler's Hammer and Ice Picks - one Single Prong and one Six Prong.

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Genever - A Slightly Mysterious Spirit

May 26th, 2015

On the Bartender Journey Podcast #111 we talk about the somewhat mysterious sprit Genever.  Brand Ambassador Anthony Pullen gives us an education on the product that the Bols company has been making for hundreds of years!  Plus we mix up some Genever cocktails.

The Book of the Week is the classic from Dale DeGroff:  The Craft of the Cocktail.  Every Bartender have a copy of this book!

In industry news – a bourbon crime wave?  A bizarre real-life story.

Join us for great cocktail, spirit and Bartender talk on the Bartender Journey Podcast!

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