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  • EPISODE #46: BRAVE BARTENDING: BECOMING A WORLD CLASS WINNER WITH JAMES GRANT

    EPISODE #46: BRAVE BARTENDING: BECOMING A WORLD CLASS WINNER WITH JAMES GRANT

    In this episode of Bar Chat, Tristan chats to bartender and 2021 Diageo World Class Global Winner JamesGrant. James shares the realities of his career before (and after) World Class success, the cocktail he is most proud of and where he has found purpose and challenged himself over the years.

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  • EPISODE #45: LICENSED TO DISTILL: SHAKEN AND STIRRED WITH JABIN TROTH

    EPISODE #45: LICENSED TO DISTILL: SHAKEN AND STIRRED WITH JABIN TROTH

    Learn from Jabin Troth, founder of Licensed to Distill, as he shares the secrets to developing increasing following, how to improve your bar's social content, and some important learnings for the industry as it transitions into this new year.

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  • EPISODE #44: BREAKING THE BIAS IN HOSPITALITY

    EPISODE #44: BREAKING THE BIAS IN HOSPITALITY

    Interested in creating opportunities and diversity in your bar? On International Women’s Day, Tristan sat down with Shannon Mustipher and Alexis Brown to discuss how they develop inclusive spaces and the programs they run for marginalised communities.

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  • EPISODE #43: DIFFUSING THE BAR: TIPS FROM A HOSTAGE NEGOTIATOR TO CALM DIFFICULT CUSTOMERS

    EPISODE #43: DIFFUSING THE BAR: TIPS FROM A HOSTAGE NEGOTIATOR TO CALM DIFFICULT CUSTOMERS

    Want to stop trouble in your bar before it begins? On this special Bar Chat episode, find out how to assess state of minds and effect change using just your language with Martin Richards, Hostage and Crisis Management Specialist.

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  • EPISODE #42: TAKE CARE! WELLNESS TIPS FROM BAR INDUSTRY EXPERTS

    EPISODE #42: TAKE CARE! WELLNESS TIPS FROM BAR INDUSTRY EXPERTS

    Constantly on the go and not sure how to take care of yourself? Learn from experts in the field of wellness to give you techniques to manage stress, adapt to change, and nurture the hospitality teams you work and manage.

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  • EPISODE #41: TALES FROM THE WORLD'S BEST BAR: MARTINIS AND SUCCESS

    EPISODE #41: TALES FROM THE WORLD'S BEST BAR: MARTINIS AND SUCCESS

    Want to be known as a bartender with style? Join Tristan as he sits down with The Connaught’s Ago Perrone as he discusses his career, his use of flair bartending, and how building your personal brand can bring success in your career.

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  • EPISODE #40: MASTER THE ART OF LISTENING TO CUSTOMERS

    EPISODE #40: MASTER THE ART OF LISTENING TO CUSTOMERS

    What is the thinking behind choosing a quality wine or spirits? How do you build palate and tasting knowledge from the ground up? Former on-trade manager, sommelier and now bonafide drinks specialist Dawn Davies chats to Tristan around her career so far and role as a buyer, focusing in on what makes the drinks trade so interesting to work in, and how she identifies great wines and spirits.

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  • EPISODE #39: COCKTAIL CHAMPIONS: BECOMING THE WORLD'S 50 BEST BARS WITH MARK SANSOM

    EPISODE #39: COCKTAIL CHAMPIONS: BECOMING THE WORLD'S 50 BEST BARS WITH MARK SANSOM

    Ever wanted to know what makes a bar great? How does a bar distinguish itself? Join Mark Sansom as he discusses with Tristan the importance of the World’s 50 Best Bars competition, the process of ranking, and what your venue can learn from the top bars across the world.  

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  • EPISODE #38: INTO THE WOODS: FORAGING INGREDIENTS FOR YOUR BAR

    EPISODE #38: INTO THE WOODS: FORAGING INGREDIENTS FOR YOUR BAR

    Not all your bar ingredients need to come in packaging. Join Tristan as he talks with World Class Bartender Australia Evan Stroeve and Totally Wild's James Wood as they discuss seasonal ingredients, how to source them, and how to use them in your cocktails.

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  • EPISODE #37: FOOD AND DRINK: THE ULTIMATE COMBINATION

    EPISODE #37: FOOD AND DRINK: THE ULTIMATE COMBINATION

    Discover the rich realms of taste and flavour with On the Backbar and Gastronomer Lifestyle's Christopher Menning as he chats to Tristan about his experience of food and drink combinations, including the importance of culture, textures in drinks and enhancing flavours when combining food and drink.

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  • EPISODE #36: MINDFULNESS AND BUILDING RESILIENCE

    EPISODE #36: MINDFULNESS AND BUILDING RESILIENCE

    In this unique episode of Bar Chat, join Tristan as he discusses the idea of wellness with Andrew Johnson. Founder of Working Mindfully and the world’s first mindfulness app, Andrew takes us through what mindfulness is, how it can help those in the bar industry, and the benefits it can have on your health and career.

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  • EPISODE #35: INTRODUCING SWEET AND PREDICTING ITS FUTURE

    EPISODE #35: INTRODUCING SWEET AND PREDICTING ITS FUTURE

    In this week’s episode of Bar Chat, Tristan converses with Dr Morgaine Gaye and Darren Hogarty to find out how sweetness and indulgent flavours can influence how we eat and drink. Discover why sometimes things can taste a little too sweet, how to create the perfect sweet cocktails, and what sweet trends you should be looking out for in the drinks industry.

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  • EPISODE #34 CREATING LOW & NO LIQUIDS

    EPISODE #34 CREATING LOW & NO LIQUIDS

    Delve into the exciting world of low and no alcoholic liquids as bartender Alex Jump and Guinness’s 0.0 specialist John Leahy share with Tristan their expertise on this area. Discover how a low and no alcohol liquid is made, to how flavour and textures are developed to replace conventional spirits and beers.

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  • EPISODE #33: HIGHLIGHTS PART TWO - DRINKSPIRATION

    EPISODE #33: HIGHLIGHTS PART TWO - DRINKSPIRATION

    Tristan looks at some of the best bits from “geeky” drinkspiration related episodes including conversations with James Hoffmann and Timon Kaufmann on “Coffee and Cocktails”, Ryan Chetiyawardana and Grace Ramirez as they discuss “New Flavours and Emerging Trends”, as well as and the sensations of low and no alcohol with Claire Warner and Barrie Wilson.

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  • EPISODE #32: CUSTOMER SERVICE AND THE POWER OF BEING HEARD

    EPISODE #32: CUSTOMER SERVICE AND THE POWER OF BEING HEARD

    Steve Martin, award winning author and behavioural scientist chats to Tristan about techniques for being heard and enhancing customer communication and experience. Whether behind the bar, serving tables or greeting customers, pick up tools to affect behaviour of others and how to put them into practice in a bar or restaurant environment.

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  • EPISODE #31: BAR TOOLS EXPLAINED WITH GREG BOEHM

    EPISODE #31: BAR TOOLS EXPLAINED WITH GREG BOEHM

    Hear from Greg Boehm, owner of Cocktail Kingdom about the wonderful world of bar tools. In this episode, Tristan chats to Greg about how different bar tools are made, the impact this can have on a serve and what to look out for when buying your own bar tools.

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