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The Diageo Bar Academy podcast, Bar SERIES 2, is here!

Join host, world-class bartender Tristan Stephenson, as he chats to industry experts and leading bartenders from around the world.

Tune in from anywhere and make Bar Chat your go-to for the latest industry trends and inspiration. Whether you’re managing a team, working behind the bar, or serving guests, expect a range of topics and conversations to help you raise the bar and stay connected.

Any opinions or views expressed in this podcast are the guest’s own and do not represent those of Diageo.


BAR CHAT EPISODE #29: THE FUTURE OF DRINKS EVENTS

Tristan chats with events industry leaders from Tales of the Cocktail Foundation and London Cocktail Week to discuss how the industry has evolved, the benefit these events have and how to make the most of attending them!

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #28: THE SCIENCE OF FLAVOR

Professor Charles Spence talks to Tristan about the neuroscience of flavor, how flavors are processed by the brain and how texture, temperature, smell and even music impact our perception of flavor.

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #27: VODKA 101

In this episode Dennis Tamse and Kaitlyn Stewart cover everything from how Ketel One Vodka is made, to how vodka has evolved over time and how to innovate with this spirit.

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #26: HISTORY AND FUTURE OF WHISKY

Dr. Nick Morgan and Becky Paskin talk about the history of Johnnie Walker and whisky as a whole, how brands and venues can champion diversity and what new and exciting innovations lie ahead for whisky.

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #25: NEW CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES AND BEHAVIORS

Fabrice Limon and Pasan Wijesena share their perspectives and experiences of seeing customer behaviors and experiences evolve and change over the year, as well as insight into what the future holds.

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #24: BAR CULTURE & IDENTITY WITH SLY AUGUSTINE & TASH CONTE

How can you attract guests and encourage them to return? Tristan Stephenson speaks to long-running bar owners Sly Augustine and Tash Conte on how their bars have stood the test of time and attracted a community of loyal customers.

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #23: COFFEE AND COCKTAILS WITH JAMES HOFFMANN AND TIMON KAUFFMAN

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #22: THE FUTURE OF WOMEN IN THE INDUSTRY WITH LAUREN MOTE AND GUESTS

On this exclusive episode for International Women’s Day, guest host Lauren Mote, is joined by a global panel of guests discussing diversity in the industry, how it is progressing around the world and hopes for greater diversity moving forward.

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #21: THROUGH THE ARCHIVES WITH JOANNE MCKERCHAR

Joanne is a Senior Archivist at the Diageo Archive in Scotland. The archive contains a wealth of historical literature, accounts, advertising and personal notes relating to Diageo’s range of brands.

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #20: NEW FLAVORS & EMERGING TRENDS

Ryan Chetiyawardana a.k.a Mr. Lyan and Grace Ramirez a.k.a Chef Grace bring their combined personal and practical experience of flavor to this episode of Bar Chat. From taking a sustainable and seasonal approach to flavor to how it can translate from bar to kitchen, this episode delves into the practicalities of flavor and the impact it can have in your venue.

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #19: BEHIND THE LIQUID HIGHLIGHTS

Spirits knowledge is a must for any bar professional and in this episode of Bar Chat host, Tristan Stephenson looks back at the best bits from episodes discussing Rum, Beer, Gin, Tequila, and Whisky. Guests include experts Dave Broom, Jake Burger, and Eduardo Gomez. Tune in now.

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #18: CAREERS IN THE INDUSTRY

In this episode of Bar Chat, host Tristan Stephenson chats to Global Cocktailian Lauren Mote and World Class bartender Grant Sceney about their different career paths and the challenges and highlights they have experienced so far. Whether you're looking for a new career in the industry or hoping to develop in your current role, this episode is for you.

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #17: BARTENDER AT LARGE: ERIC CASTRO

On this episode of Bar Chat, Tristan speaks to fellow podcast host Erick Castro about the challenges of recent events and the increased importance of community to the industry right now.

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #16: HOSPITALITY WITH A CAPITAL H

Joey Medrington and Pippa Guy share some gold on what great hospitality involves and how to maintain great service in this ever-changing climate.

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #15: Going Digital

From digital menus to QR codes, the hospitality industry has been increasing its digital offering exponentially in recent months. Digital expert Gavin Pathross and bar manager Liam Davey chat about the tools that can be easily integrated and introduced in your bar/restaurant.

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #14: Keeping well and adapting to change

As the industry embraces change and adapts to new ways of working, Tristan Stephenson takes time out with Renee Floer and Natasha Bermudez to discuss ways to manage change and keep well.

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #13: Seriously Social

As online communication becomes an increasingly essential tool for the industry, Tristan Stephenson and guests Rebekkah Dooley and Addie Chinn discuss how web and social media can be used to increase awareness and enhance the guest experience.

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #12: Bar 101

From hygiene to social distancing, venue layout to training your team, Tristan Stephenson, Camden Hauge, and Jack Stein chat about the new ways of working and ways the hospitality industry is evolving in response to the new norm.

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