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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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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Infusions Legalized in British Columbia. Pig’s Fly January 23rd!!

Infusions Legalized in British Columbia. Pig’s Fly January 23rd!!

The aptly located government press conference was held inside Prohibition Bar at the Hotel Georgia in November of 2016′. The Hotel Georgia was granted one of the cities first post-prohibition liquor licenses in 1954. The battle for infusions and aging spirits in-house was won in late 2016′, with changes taking effect on January 23rd, 2017. It has been a long time coming. The continuing battle for common sense liquor laws that protect consumers, and allow greater…

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Vegan Cocktails In Vancouver

Vegan Cocktails In Vancouver

Cocktails go vegan at Bambudda thanks to new botanical egg white substitute. Full article by Lindsay William-Ross for VanCity Buzz here. “When it comes to finding a place at the bar, those who follow a vegan diet, or who have an egg allergy, have to be careful what they order. Classic drinks, like flips, fizzes, and sours, often rely on the egg white to serve as an integral part of the drink,” writes Lindsay, for VanCity Buzz….

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Nitro Cold Brew Espresso Martini, by Jonathan Orlando

Nitro Cold Brew Espresso Martini, by Jonathan Orlando

Today’s #FeatureBartender is Jonathan Orlando. Orlando works at The Lion, (62 West 9th Street, New York, New York). He also curates his own drink blog, called DrinksAndInk.com. Bartending Superpower: “Adaptability” How long have you been bartending Jonathan? “I’ve been behind the stick for 5 years but I’ve been in the hospitality industry for 12 years.” What is the most profound thing you’ve learned about yourself, or others, as a bartender? “Humility. Everyone has rock star moments…

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Bar Convent Berlin – PRESS INFO

Bar Convent Berlin – PRESS INFO

Bar Convent Berlin (BCB), One of the World’s Premier Bar Shows,  Announces Its Ninth Edition, Scheduled for October 6-7, 2015 An Estimated 200 Exhibitors to Showcase 500 Brands; 10,000 Attendees Expected from Germany, U.S., Europe, and Beyond   BERLIN—Bar Convent Berlin (BCB), one of the world’s premier trade fairs for the bar and beverage industry, today announces its ninth edition that will take place on October 6-7, 2015. An estimated 200 exhibitors will showcase about…

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Gaz Regan talks about the Joy of Mixology revisions

Gaz Regan talks about the Joy of Mixology revisions

Gaz Regan knows more about bartending and hospitality than most bartenders alive today. He’s been a bartender arguably his whole life and is one of the fathers of its modern renaissance. The Joy of Mixology (2003), his breakthrough book, helped bartenders to categorize cocktails into core families to better understand that if you learn the familial style, one could remember thousands of drink recipes simply by identifying key characteristics and then using the proper spirits. Michael Dietsch,…

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Gold Fashioned, by Keith Popejoy

Gold Fashioned, by Keith Popejoy

In our continuing #FeatureBartender series we are seeking to get voices from bartenders of every level of experience, from every part of the world. We talked to Keith Popejoy (McCarthy), of The Alchemist Gastropub, in West Palm Beach, Florida to gain insights in to his local bar scene.  How long have you been bartending, Keith?  For nine years. I started as a food runner at sixteen and moved my way through serving until I got…

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David Wondrich on Books, Bars and Booze

David Wondrich on Books, Bars and Booze

There are two types of bartending books: those published before David Wondrich‘s Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, and those published after. Wondrich’s groundbreaking 2007 book, which is coming to a store near you in a brand new revised edition, earned him the prestigious James Beard Award, the first ever to be awarded to a bartending book, and became a mandatory reading for anyone looking to get more serious about bartending. Sometime in the…

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