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BAR CHAT - PODCAST

The Diageo Bar Academy podcast, Bar Chat, 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.


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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 Chin 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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BAR CHAT EPISODE #11: How to Nurture Happy and Successful Teams

Join Anna Sebastian, Bar Manager at the Artesian and Sean Finter, Founder of Barmetrix, as they explore the many ways you can nurture a happy and successful team.

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #10: Tequila 101 - Part 2

In this episode, tequila experts Deano Moncrieffe and Eduardo Gomez dive a bit deeper into flavours, variants and the future of this exciting category.

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #9: Tequila 101 - Part 1

Get the low down on the wonderful world of agave. Join Don Julio Ambassador, Deano Moncrieffe and founder of Tequila and Mezcal Fest, Eduardo Gomez as they dive into the history, production and terroir associated with Tequila.

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #8: SUSTAINABILITY IN THE INDUSTRY

In this episode eco experts James Fowler, Linda O’Flynn & Lauren Mote collectively share their views on how to run a more sustainable venue. From seasonal produce to minimizing plastic usage tune in to learn how you can reduce wastage and C02 emissions.

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #7: SCOTCH 101

From the latest whisky trends to what makes a good Highball, it’s all about scotch as our host Tristan Stephenson chats to experts Dave Broom and Ervin Trykowski.

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #6: HOW TO INCREASE PROFITS AND IMPRESS CUSTOMERS

On this episode Director of Bars at The Savoy, Declan Mc Gurk and Founder of Barmetrix, Sean Finter chat to host Tristan Stephenson about the link between venue profitability and customer satisfaction. Tune in now to discover the changes you can start implementing today!

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BAR CHAT EPISODE #5: RUM 101

In this episode Ian Burrell and Peter Holland join host Tristan Stephenson to discuss all things rum! From the most memorable moments in it’s history to new innovations in distillation, our guests explore all elements of this diverse spirit.

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Bar Chat Episode #4: Beer 101

In this episode Padraig Fox, Manager of Guinness Open Gate Brewery and beer expert Ed Hughes talk all things beer. Discover the different beer flavours, styles and tips on pairing with food as they share their vast experience in this Beer 101.

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Bar Chat Episode #3: Gin 101

In this episode, Fever Tree's Craig Harper and Jake Burger of The Ginstitute join host Tristan Stephenson to discuss the their common passion,Gin.

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Bar Chat Episode #2: Low & No

In this episode Claire Warner from Seedlip and Barrie Wilson from Scotch + Limon discuss the low and no alcohol movement storming the bar world and share tips on how to raise the bar with creative serves.

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Bar Chat Episode #1: How to look after yourself

This episode is brought to you by Johnnie Walker

In this episode Tim Philips and Jamie Jones join host Tristan Stephenson to share their experience and insider tips on how to look after yourself in the industry. From diet to relationships, no stone is left unturned in this inspiring podcast episode.

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Bar Chat Trailer

Get a flavour of the different episodes available on Bar Chat by listening to our trailer.

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