Educate your guests…and profit from it!

July 29th, 2014

On the Bartender Journey Podcast this week -- its all about Bartenders educating their guests, and how to profit from it!


On the Bartender Journey Podcast this week -- its all about educating your guests, and how to profit from it!
Take a listen with the player below or 
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This show is based on the seminar at Tales of the Cocktail 2014 called "For Profit Consumer Education - Yes!"  It was presented by:

Sean Frederick
Andrew Friedman
Pamela Wiznitzer

Audrey Fort

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Tales Of The Cocktail 2014 WrapUp!

July 23rd, 2014

Tales of the Cocktail 2014 has come and gone.  From seminars, to tastings, parties and great people, you just can't beat TOTC for a fun and educational experience!

On the Bartender Journey Podcast this week, Brian Vincent Weber talks about his experiences and also one of the seminars:  "In God We Trust - Bartender's Choice".  Its not an easy thing when somebody comes to the bar without a clear view of what they want to drink.  This seminar addressed that and also threw around some other great ideas for superior Bartending.  

Theo Lieberman, Head Bartender at Milk and Honey was one of the panelists.  Milk and Honey actually has no Cocktail Menu, so he is doing Bartender's Choice all night!  

Listen to the Podcast with the player below, or subscribe on iTunes.  Cheers!
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Tales of the Cocktail Send-off, Plus: how to land a Bartending gig

July 15th, 2014

On the Bartender Journey Podcast this week, we talk about how to land a gig in the Bartending world.  Vano is on the show this week, plus the great Jim Meehan, owner of the famous PDT bar in New York City.  Jim Meehan gives his opinion on the traits he looks for when hiring bartenders.  Also, Vano tells a great story about when he visited a bar as a guest and the Bartender who was a bit too "intrusive".  

And its the "send off" to Tales of the Cocktail!

Make yourself a cocktail and take a listen to Bartender Journey Podcast #77!
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Tales of the Cocktail Send-off, Plus: how to land a Bartending gig

July 15th, 2014

On the Bartender Journey Podcast this week, we talk about how to land a gig in the Bartending world.  Vano is on the show this week, plus the great Jim Meehan, owner of the famous PDT bar in New York City.  Jim Meehan gives his opinion on the traits he looks for when hiring bartenders.  Also, Vano tells a great story about when he visited a bar as a guest and the Bartender who was a bit too "intrusive".  

And its the "send off" to Tales of the Cocktail!

Make yourself a cocktail and take a listen to Bartender Journey Podcast #77!
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Big News from Tales of the Cocktail!

July 8th, 2014

Its a blockbuster announcement from Tales of the Cocktail founder Ann Tuennerman!  And it is being announced for the first time on Bartender Journey!

Plus, "best practices" for attending Tales of the Cocktail!  How to get the most out of the experience. 
And, a preview of the 2014 Spirited Awards!  
Listen to this show!  You don't want to miss it!
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Stories from Behind The Bar; Plus a high end Vodka made in Downtown L.A.!

July 1st, 2014

On the Bartender Journey Podcast this week:  Stories from Behind the Bar with Vano!  He meets some some young people working in a Liquor Store who are interested in becoming Bartenders.  Vano offers some advice!

Also, listener mail from a young Bartender in England.
Plus, an interview with Paul Ryan who is producing Loft & Bear Vodka, a superior craft sprit.  His distillery is in -- Downtown L.A.!  Great spirits are being made in the most unexpected places these days!
Vince mixes up some awesome Loft & Bear Vodka cocktails, (recipes below)
Listen here or subscribe on iTunes.  And, find the Bartender Journey web site at BartenderJourney.net
Loft & Bear official recipes:
Marty Kaan
2 oz. L&B
1/2 oz Dolin Blanc
2 dashes Orange Bitters

Stirred & strained in chilled Martini/coupe glass, lemon twist.
Loft Classico
1 oz. L&B (cardamon infused)
1 oz. Gran Classico Bitter
1 oz. Carpana Antica
Orange oil
Dash of rosemary salt
Stir & strain L&B, Gran Classico, and Carpana Antica over large ice cube.  Salt. Oil.

Vince's variation on the Loft Classico:
Loft Classico/Vince
1 oz. L&B (cardamon infused)
1 oz Amaro CioCiaro
1 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth
Stir with ice in a mixing cup.  Strain into a prepared Rocks Glass rimmed with Rosemary Salt and a large ice cube.  Express oils from Orange Twist into glass and garnish with the twist and a sprig of fresh rosemary.
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Training Day! How to make a Bartender out of a Server in One Night!

June 24th, 2014

This week on the Bartender Journey Podcast, Vano tells a story about a night when one of his fellow bartenders couldn't make it to work.  It was destined to be a busy night, and the bar was desperately understaffed.  The manager pulled a server from the floor to help out behind the bar...its a story of "Baptism by Fire!"
Also, we raise a glass to our Men & Women of the Armed Forces.  
Its another week of great bartending talk!
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Bartenders - How can you upgrade you guests to Better Cocktails?

June 17th, 2014

Get Inspired! Give thanks to Jerry Thomas, "the father of American mixology."

On the Bartender Journey Podcast # 73, Vano is back in the studio!  Vince and Vano talk about Historical Cocktails and how to get people to experience new (ie: classic) cocktails.
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Grenadine made with real Pomegranate Juice makes awesome Cocktials!

June 10th, 2014

How is "Real" Grenadine made?  On the Podcast this week find recipes for Fresh Grenadine.
Plus, Cocktails made with Grenadine:  A Ward 8 Cocktail & a variation on a Brown Derby Cocktail.
Also, we talk about the "Art of Shaking".
Its another week of great Bartending Talk on the Bartender Journey Podcast!
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Comments on 6 Great Bar Management Tips.

June 4th, 2014

This week on The Bartender Journey Podcast, Vince comments on an article about Bar Management:  "The High Cost of Bartender Turnover".

The original article can be found here:
http://www.americanmixologist.net/pages/amo/vlm23/23-06b12.htm
Also, viewer mail!
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