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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Challenges of Owning a Bar

September 4th, 2014

Vano is on the podcast this week!  We talk with Bar Owners from California about the some of the challenges of serving the general public.  Also, what do bar owners look for when hiring?  And, what are some of the issues Bartenders have with owners?

Its a great talk with our friends Brian & Brianna!  
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7 Habits of the World’s Best Bars

August 26th, 2014

What policies and procedures do the most successful bars have in place?  Learn from the best bar owners in the world about how to manage employees, how to make your bar memorable & distinctive. 

Its a full report from Jim Meehan's awesome seminar at the 2014 Tales of the Cocktail conference!
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Bartending Mentors!

August 20th, 2014

Stories about bartenders who inspire!
We hear from Vano again this week, who tells about some of his Bartender mentors.
Plus, an interview with someone who might be able to help you get a bartending job...Eddie from shiftgig.com 
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Craft Gin, Rye & Whiskey with FEW Spirits

August 12th, 2014

This week on the Bartender Journey Podcast, it's an interview with Alison Mouratis from FEW Spirits.


FEW Spirits produces craft Gin, Rye and Bourbon near Chicago.
We talk about cocktails, Tales of the Cocktail, and the distilling process. 
Also, making your own Orange Liqueur!  'Grow your own' Liqueurs for a superior and possibly less expensive product!

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Interview With Dushan Zaric!

August 5th, 2014

Brian Vincent Weber of the Bartender Journey Podcast interviews the great Dushan Zaric!
Dushan is considered one of the best bartenders in the world.  He is one of the founders of Employees Only & East Side Social Club in NYC.  Dushan is one of the stars of the Hey Bartender documentary about the bar business & bartenders.  His new venture, The 86 Company is producing high quality spirits.
Great insight into bartending!
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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!
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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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