123 of the World’s Best Travel hacks in 2017′

123 of the World’s Best Travel hacks in 2017′

Part of the bar craft involves travel. For inspiration or otherwise. When I was told I would be selected as one of the top travel hackers in 2017′ for my “In flight Bartender” piece, I was ecstatic. Here is the post, with links available to see all the amazing travel hacks from across all the industries. TRAVEL HACK; Packing Personal Cocktails For In-Flight Bartending You get to relieve the pressures of travel, with your perfect…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Cask, farm to glass drinks and fare in Ireland

MEDIA RELEASE: Cask, farm to glass drinks and fare in Ireland

Award-Winning Duo Front New Cutting-Edge Drinks, Food & Entertainment Venue Cask in Cork’s Victorian Quarter, Ireland Cask has a radical drinks program that features seasonal farm-to-glass cocktails devised by accomplished mixologist Andy Ferreira and an innovative small plates food menu created by award-winning chef Bryan McCarthy. ABOUT CASK Farm-to-glass cocktails chilled by Japanese ice machines are among the many things that make Cask a bar that defies most definitions of a standard cocktail bar. The…

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Canadian Cantineros Contest; Havana Club Canada

Canadian Cantineros Contest; Havana Club Canada

Havana Club Canada is searching for 20 Canadian bartenders to take a trip with them to Cuba. We got the opportunity to catch up with Donnie Wheeler by phone to chat about the upcoming contest and selection process. So tell me about this particular contest; So this is the Canadian Cantineros Contest of 2017′ by Havana Club. Cantineros being the Spanish word for bartender. I am basically taking a bunch of bartenders to Cuba, and I…

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Odd History: The Hindenburg Cocktail

Odd History: The Hindenburg Cocktail

The hydrogen powered Hindenburg was a notable accomplishment even in an era when humanities’ technological advances were on overdrive. It’s also a history that can feel weird to research from a cocktail archaeology perspective – given that the giant blimp flew from Nazi-controlled Germany. The Zeppelin Company Chairman Eckener didn’t want his flights politicized for Nazi propaganda. His stance got him very publicly chastised by the Nazi’s. Prior to the first Zeppelin transatlantic flight in 1936,…

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Courage and Conviction: A Celebration of Bold Women

Courage and Conviction: A Celebration of Bold Women

BRITISH COLUMBIA’S HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN ’S DAY WITH NETWORKING EVENT Networking event, titled “Courage and Conviction” brings together women in the hospitality industry. VANCOUVER, BC (Feb. 23, 2017) — The who’s who of Vancouver’s hospitality scene will gather at Chambar Restaurant on March 8 to mark International Women’s Day at a networking event titled “Courage and Conviction: A Celebration of Bold Women”. Women have a long, rich history in the hospitality industry, bringing both a…

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Erick Castro Talks About What’s Working vs. What’s Not

Erick Castro Talks About What’s Working vs. What’s Not

Bartender Erick Castro runs the award-winning and innovative Polite Provisions, in San Diego. The documentary series he shares with his wife; Bartender At Large is increasingly being seen and screened across North America. He’s known for his time working for global brands and bars in big markets on both coasts. Notable on his bar resume are the critical hits, Rickhouse in SF and Boilermaker NYC. Given that he spends a lot of his time interviewing bartenders to gain…

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The Coupe; a home bartenders curated guide

The Coupe; a home bartenders curated guide

The Coupe glass has been the favorite glass of professionals and home bartenders for a long time. The Coupe book, celebrates that history. The craft cocktails and vintage collectibles natural intersections. With cocktail guides and drinks manuals that seem to come out in greater number each year. While you can see a mixture of professional guides blended with curated recipes manuals are everywhere. How do you discern?  The Coupe by Brian Hart Hoffman is the later. A…

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Bees Knees and a thought on resistance

Bees Knees and a thought on resistance

Free House, Tavern Law, Speakeasy. It’s easy to forget where these terms for pubs came from. The history of the bar is fully intertwined with free-speech and the right to protest. When a government seeks to controls the rights of all, or some – conversations between assembled groups of drinkers is one of the hardest to stop. The surreal political climate in the United States has me heartened to see famous bartenders like Diageo World…

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Victoria, BC: a 24 hour cocktail pilgrimage

Victoria, BC: a 24 hour cocktail pilgrimage

In the words of Queen Victoria herself; “The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.” Victoria is the first of many journeys as a traveling bartender in 2017′. Giving you an insider look at the “industry” while spending a night on the town.   To start, when you head to any city on a drinking pilgrimage it is especially relevant to do a little research on your hotel….

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Bartender Pilgrimage, 24 hrs in {insert city name here}

Bartender Pilgrimage, 24 hrs in {insert city name here}

The job of a bartender can be arduous and can take the life from you. It’s easy to search out articles covering addiction in the hospitality industry. Depression in the industry. Sexual harassment. Bartenders have a front row seat to the best and worst in people. The life of a Bartender is not the life for everyone.   Yet, out of the pain and challenges, comes one of the most fascinating and rewarding careers. We love it. Most…

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