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BAR LIFE

WHETHER YOU’RE LOOKING TO CLIMB THE CAREER LADDER OR IMPROVE ON YOUR HEALTH AND WELLBEING, WE’VE GOT ALL THE TOOLS TO HELP YOU ON THE WAY.

BAR LIFE LEARNING FOR LIFE

Hear inspirational stories from bartenders around the globe, learn how to strike the elusive https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en_zz/bar-trends-tips/bar-life/bar-life-articles/bartender-balance/" style="background-color: initial;">‘work-life balance’ and discover our top resources to keep you loving what you do.

Learn from the https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en_zz/bar-trends-tips/bar-life/bar-life-articles/tips-from-the-best-bartenders-in-the-world/">best in the business! Whether you want to upskill, find out about opportunities in the industry or progress in your https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en_zz/bar-trends-tips/bar-life/bar-life-articles/how-to-upskill-cv/">career, we've got all the tools to help you on the way.

Check out the latest Bar Life articles for inspirational stories from bartenders around the globe.


TUNE IN TO BAR CHAT

  • BAR CHAT SERIES 1

    BAR CHAT SERIES 1

    From signature drinks 101, to low-and-no serves and sustainability in the industry, check out all 11 episodes of Series 1 now!

  • BAR CHAT SERIES 2

    BAR CHAT SERIES 2

    From digitizing your bar, to chats on bossing social media and team togetherness, join host Tristan Stephenson for all episodes of Series 2 here!


MASTERCLASSES

  • AN EXPERT GUIDE TO BEER FLAVOURS & STYLES

    AN EXPERT GUIDE TO BEER FLAVOURS & STYLES

    In this masterclass training session, join expert Beer Sommeliers Padraig Fox and Ian Colgan, as they explore the different types and styles of beer, and how best to pair their characteristic flavours with food.

    From malting and germination, to fermenting and racking, they’ll take us through the process of beer production live from the Guinness Open Gate Brewery. As well as revealing their top tips and tricks to perfect pouring and presentation.

  • HOW TO STAND OUT WITH AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE

    HOW TO STAND OUT WITH AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE

    In this webinar training session Barmetrix trainer Sean Finter, takes us through the do’s and don'ts on how to create memorable customer experiences in your venue. Exploring common pitfalls to avoid complaints, elevating your VIP bottle service as well creating a confident and motivated team.

    Whether your venue is big or small, independent or chain, Sean shares his foolproof plan on how to design, develop and sustain great customer service, that will keep customers coming back time and time again.

  • JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK LABEL AND THE ART OF THE HIGHBALL

    JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK LABEL AND THE ART OF THE HIGHBALL

    The whisky highball is greater than the sum of its parts. Quick, easy and profitable with countless creative possibilities, highballs are the perfect serve to add to your menu.

    Join Johnnie Walker Brand Ambassadors, Tom Jones and Ali Reynolds, as they travel to the four corners of Scotland, exploring the versatile flavours of Johnnie Walker to find out what makes it so perfectly suited to the whisky highball.

    Improve your skills, expand your menu and get that tip jar overflowing!

  • INDUSTRY AFTER HOURS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY JOHNNIE WALKER

    INDUSTRY AFTER HOURS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY JOHNNIE WALKER

    In this masterclass, join Global Cocktailian Lauren Mote, Global Gastronomer Mark Moriarty and special guests, sharing their top tips and advice on how to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle.

    With expert tips and practical demonstrations - learn about the small lifestyle changes you can make for a healthy and sustainable life after hours. We’ll also be revealing some healthy recipes you can whip up in no time at all!


FIND OUT MORE

  • PERFECTING CLASSIC COKTAILS

    PERFECTING CLASSIC COKTAILS

    What makes a perfect serve, why is it important and how do you make a perfect classic cocktail? Steve Timpson from the Diageo Bar Academy training team explains more and offers his perfect serve recipes for some popular classic cocktails.

  • SIMPLE SMALL-SCALE BATCHING

    SIMPLE SMALL-SCALE BATCHING

    When most people talk about batching cocktails, they refer to batching at scale, making large-scale batches of cocktails that can be dispensed quickly to improve consistency and increase speed and efficiency.

  • HIGHBALLS

    HIGHBALLS

    Heighten your Highball game with exclusive recipes, garnish ideas and top tips from industry trailblazers around the world.

  • THE ULTIMATE GIN AND TONIC

    THE ULTIMATE GIN AND TONIC

    Gin cocktails are everywhere at the moment, but can they really compete with a good old G&T? Leading mixologist, bar operator and author, Tristan Stephenson, explores this classic serve and reveals innovative ways to give it your own signature twist.


DOWNLOADABLE TOOLS

  • THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF HIGHBALLS

    THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF HIGHBALLS

    Discover this Little Black Book of exclusive Highball recipes, brought to you by Johnnie Walker and Diageo Bar Academy.

  • CV TEMPLATE: AN EXPERT GUIDE

    CV TEMPLATE: AN EXPERT GUIDE

    Job seeking can be challenging, so it is important to create a CV that makes an impact. With help from Stephen Waters, MD at Watershed, we have created this handy downloadable to help you put your best self forward.

  • RESPONSIBLE SERVING CHECKLIST

    RESPONSIBLE SERVING CHECKLIST

    Make sure your team are up to date on the latest responsible serving rules in your venue with this handy Responsible Serving Checklist.

  • A GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE COCKTAILS

    A GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE COCKTAILS

    Five tips to help you deliver an eco-conscious experience, one cocktail at a time!