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  • EPISODE #29: THE FUTURE OF DRINKS EVENTS

    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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  • EPISODE #28: THE SCIENCE OF FLAVOUR

    EPISODE #28: THE SCIENCE OF FLAVOUR

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

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  • EPISODE #27: VODKA 101

    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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  • EPISODE #26: HISTORY AND FUTURE OF WHISKY

    EPISODE #26: HISTORY AND FUTURE OF WHISKY

    Dr Nick Morgan and Becky Paskin talk 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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  • EPISODE #25: NEW CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES AND BEHAVIOURS

    EPISODE #25: NEW CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES AND BEHAVIOURS

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

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  • EPISODE #24: BAR CULTURE & IDENTITY

    EPISODE #24: BAR CULTURE & IDENTITY

    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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  • EPISODE #23: COFFEE AND COCKTAILS

    EPISODE #23: COFFEE AND COCKTAILS

    James Hoffmann, one of the world’s leading coffee experts and "Brewing Bartender" Timon Kauffman chat all things coffee related with Bar Chat host Tristan Stephenson. Discover expert tips on how to use coffee in cocktails.

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  • EPISODE #22: THE FUTURE OF WOMEN IN THE INDUSTRY

    EPISODE #22: THE FUTURE OF WOMEN IN THE INDUSTRY

    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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  • EPISODE #21: GOING Through the archives with Joanne McKerchar

    EPISODE #21: GOING 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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  • EPISODE #20: NEW FLAVOURS & EMERGING TRENDS

    EPISODE #20: NEW FLAVOURS & EMERGING TRENDS

    Ryan Chetiyawardana and Grace Ramirez bring their combined personal and practical experience of flavour to this episode of Bar Chat. Delve into the exciting world of flavour and the impact it can have in your venue.

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  • EPISODE #19: BEHIND THE LIQUID HIGHLIGHTS

    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. 

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  • EPISODE #18: CAREERS IN THE INDUSTRY

    EPISODE #18: CAREERS IN THE INDUSTRY

    Global Cocktailian Lauren Mote and World Class bartender Grant Sceney share their 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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  • EPISODE #17: BARTENDER AT LARGE: ERICK CASTRO

    EPISODE #17: BARTENDER AT LARGE: ERICK 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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  • EPISODE #16: HOSPITALITY WITH A CAPITAL H

    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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  • EPISODE #15: GOING DIGITAL

    EPISODE #15: GOING DIGITAL

    From digital menus to QR codes, experts 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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  • EPISODE #14: KEEPING WELL AND ADAPTING TO CHANGE

    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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  • EPISODE #13: SERIOUSLY SOCIAL

    EPISODE #13: SERIOUSLY SOCIAL

    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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  • EPISODE #12: BAR 101

    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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