Vano Returns! Bartending & Hospitality discussion.

December 17th, 2014

Vano is back on the show this week!  Great stories from behind the bar.  The importance of great Hospitality is discussed.  

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Whistle Pig Rye Whiskey

December 10th, 2014

A great chat with Raj Bhakta - CEO of Whistle Pig Rye Whiskey.  This high end product is giving the premium Single Malt Scotch category a "run for its money".  Raj appeared on Donald Trump's Apprentice, ran for Congress and then founded his own Whiskey company. 

Also, what is the best way for bartenders and servers to keep track of their gratuities?  We talk about the TipSee App, which is available to for iPhone and Android.
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Interview with Cocktail Author Warren Bobrow

December 2nd, 2014

This week on Bartender Journey we talk to Warren Bobrow author of Apothecary Cocktails and Whiskey Cocktails.  It’s a great conversation about cocktails, ice and craft spirits.

For more great Bartender education please check out Chris Tunstall's course by clicking here.

Flavair provides tasting packs of awesome craft spirits that you may never have heard of!  Check to check them out here.

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Interview with Bartender Thomas Mooneyham

November 25th, 2014

Great Bartending talk with Bartender Thomas Mooneyham from Chicago.
We chat about Tequila and Cognac, Cocktails and the bar scene in Chicago.

For more great Bartender education please check out Chris Tunstall's course by clicking here.

Flavair provides tasting packs of awesome craft spirits that you may never have heard of!  Check to check them out here.

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Interview with Jim Meehan, owner of the Manhattan Bar - PDT

November 19th, 2014

On the Bartender Journey Podcast this week, its an interview with Jim Meehan, owner of the Manhattan Cocktail bar PDT!

Jim talks about the bar business, hospitality and becoming a great bartender.
This interview is an excerpt from the full length program, which is available on Tales365.com
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Making Your Own Liqueurs and Infused Spirits

November 5th, 2014

This week on the Bartender Journey Podcast we talk with Author Andrew Schloss about his book Homemade Liqueurs and Infused Spirits.  

Andrew explains how fun, easy and creative it is to make your own Liqueurs!
Plus a report from Disney's Food and Wine Festival.  Is it possible to get a decent cocktail at Disneyworld?
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Also, a great new resource for Bartender Education!  Check out A Bar Above for in depth Bartending training.
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Bartender Continuing Education

October 21st, 2014

This week on the Bartender Journey Podcast, its a recap of the Bar Smarts Advanced course -- an amazing recourse for Bartender Education.

How do you develop your tasting palate?  How do you describe what you are tasting?  Plus, making cocktails for Mr. David Wondrich!
Also, tasting a very rare whisky from France!  Eddu Silver Pur Ble Nior Whisky is aged in used Cognac barrels.  Try a tasting pack from Flaviar to sample some fascinating spirits from around the world!
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Sidecar Recipe:  
  • Sugar for Rimming Glass
  • 1.5 oz VS or VSOP Cognac
  • .75 oz Cointreau
  • .75 oz Fresh lemon juice

Garnish:Orange peel

Glass:Cocktail

Method:  Coat the rim of a cocktail glass with sugar and set aside. Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into the prepared glass. Garnish:  orange peel.
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Barender Talk! And Bar Management.

October 15th, 2014

Bar Management, Cocktail Menus Bartending and more are discussed on The Bartender Journey Podcast this week!  Brian Vincent Weber talks with his buddy Ozeal!

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Interview with Chris Tunstall

September 29th, 2014

A grate interview with bartender, bar manager and bar mentor Chris Tunstall!

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5 Resources for Bartender Education

September 16th, 2014

On the Bartender Journey Podcast this week:  5 great resources for Bartenders.
ABL:  Always Be Learning!  You'll never know everything, but you can try!
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