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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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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A Bootlegger’s Death; Florence Lassandro

A Bootlegger’s Death; Florence Lassandro

Alberta, a Bootlegger paradise To say that Alberta has a checkered past with its relationship to alcohol is putting it mildly. This constant strain between the people who like to drink VS. the people who try to prevent them has wielded more wild stories than I can recount in a small piece. The territory that became Alberta first enacted prohibition in 1875. That fell apart by 1892, partly due to widespread bootlegging. “Yes, I voted for…

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