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Join host Tristan Stephenson as he chats to some of the biggest and best names in the industry. From the finer details of spirits and cocktails to the latest trends and movements sweeping the bar industry around the world. You must be over legal purchase age to listen.

Join host Tristan Stephenson as he chats to some of the biggest and best names in the industry. From the finer details of spirits and cocktails to the latest trends and movements sweeping the bar industry around the world. You must be over legal purchase age to listen.

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Description:

Join host Tristan Stephenson as he chats to some of the biggest and best names in the industry. From the finer details of spirits and cocktails to the latest trends and movements sweeping the bar industry around the world. You must be over legal purchase age to listen.

Language:

English

Contact:

02079070670


Episodes

Bar Culture & Identity with Sly Augustine & Tash Conte

4/7/2021
Now more than ever, bar culture and identity is an area which venues really need to get right. How can you make your venue stand out? 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. GUESTS INCLUDE: Tash Conte – Owner and operator of Black Pearl, Melbourne Sly Augustine – Owner of Trailer Happiness, London IN...

Duration:00:35:27

Bar Chat: Coffee and Cocktails with James Hoffmann and Timon Kauffman

3/18/2021
James Hoffmann, one of the world’s leading coffee experts and "Brewing Bartender" Timon Kaufmann chat all things coffee related with Bar Chat host Tristan Stephenson. In this episode, hear about coffee processing, brewing techniques, assessing quality, how coffee can become a meaningful component of a bar and restaurant operation, as well as expert tips on how to use coffee in cocktails. Tune in now. You must be over legal purchase age to listen. Any opinions or views expressed in this...

Duration:00:57:52

The Future of Women in the Industry with Lauren Mote & Guests

3/7/2021
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 in different parts of the world and hopes for greater diversity in the industry moving forward. SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE: Nicola Dean – Up and coming Bartender at Black Pearl Melbourne, Australia Sebastian Maggi – Business Partner, VinEsence in Mexico, Latin America Redempta Muluka – Diageo Bar Academy Trainer based...

Duration:01:06:06

Bar Chat: Going Through the Archives with Joanne McKerchar

2/18/2021
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, with particular focus on Gordon’s, Tanqueray, Johnnie Walker and other whisky brands. In this episode Tristan and Joanne discuss stories behind these famous names, the purpose of the archive and how the information there is being used to inspire new brands and expressions. Learn more about the...

Duration:01:07:43

Bar Chat: New Flavours and Trends Emerging with Ryan Chetiyawardana and Grace Ramirez

2/3/2021
Ryan Chetiyawardana a.k.a Mr Lyan and Grace Ramirez a.k.a Chef Grace bring their combined personal and practical experience of flavour to this episode of Bar Chat. From taking a sustainable and seasonal approach to flavour to how it can translate from bar to kitchen, this episode delves into the practicalities of flavour and the impact it can have in your venue. You must be over legal purchase age to listen. Any opinions or views expressed in this podcast are the guest’s own and do not...

Duration:01:17:01

Bar Chat: Highlights Part One - Behind the Liquid

1/20/2021
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. You must be over legal purchase age to listen. Any opinions or views expressed in this podcast are the guest’s own and do not represent those of Diageo. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:47:22

Bar Chat: Career Paths with Lauren Mote & Grant Sceney

1/6/2021
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. You must be over legal purchase age to listen. Any opinions or views expressed in this podcast are the guest’s own and do not represent those of Diageo. See...

Duration:00:41:22

Bar Chat: Interview with Erick Castro

10/30/2020
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. IN THIS EPISODE: - How to lean on community when it matters most. - Tips for maintaining balance when all around you is changing. - How to overcome life’s big challenges. USEFUL LINKS: Get venue layout inspo here. Download this survey template to get to grips with customer experience. CONNECT WITH US ON:...

Duration:00:38:06

Bar Chat: Hospitality With A Capital H

10/11/2020
Joey Medrington and Pippa Guy share some gold on what great hospitality involves and how to maintain great service in this ever-changing climate. IN THIS EPISODE: - How to welcome guests like a pro. - Tips for connecting with guests when contact is limited. - The customer journey and maintaining high quality service throughout. USEFUL LINKS: Learn how to stand out with amazing customer service here. CONNECT WITH US ON: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiageoBarAcademy Instagram:...

Duration:01:02:34

Bar Chat: Bar 101

8/30/2020
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. IN THIS EPISODE: - How to protect guests and staff. - How to implement new ways of working and challenges faced. - How to maintain high levels of customer service in the new norm. USEFUL LINKS: Watch this Bitesize training session on offering food at your venue....

Duration:00:36:50

Bar Chat: Seriously Social

8/30/2020
In this episode of Bar Chat, Tristan Stephenson speaks to photographer Addie Chinn and brand development manager Rebekkah Dooley on how your business can make the most out of social media. From taking good photos, drafting great social copy and deciding on the best channels for promotion, treat your ears to great ideas and inspo on this area. IN THIS EPISODE: - The importance of your bar’s social media presence. - How to create high quality social content. - Tips for establishing a strong...

Duration:01:07:57

Bar Chat: Going Digital

8/30/2020
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. IN THIS EPISODE: - How digital technology can optimise your operations. - How to switch to digital ways of working and is it worth the investment? - Why has it taken the industry so long to embrace these technologies?...

Duration:01:03:06

Bar Chat: Keeping Well & Adapting to Change

8/30/2020
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. IN THIS EPISODE: - How to manage during challenging times. - How to replace negative habits with positive ones. - What can the industry do to help improve mental and physical health? USEFUL LINKS: Download this self care planner. Stretching the bar, discover guided stretches you can build into your day here....

Duration:01:06:16

How to Nurture Happy and Successful Teams

6/8/2020
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. IN THIS EPISODE: - Recruiting the right people for your team. - How to keep teams motivated and engaged. - How to retain great staff. USEFUL LINKS: Download this checklist to get to measure customer experience. CONNECT WITH US ON: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiageoBarAcademy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diageobarac/...

Duration:01:06:19

Tequila 101: Part 2

5/27/2020
In this episode, tequila experts Deano Moncrieffe and Eduardo Gomez dive a bit deeper into flavours, variants and the future of this exciting category. IN THIS EPISODE: - The difference between blanco, reposado and anejo. - How best to serve and enjoy each variant. - Tequila trends on the horizon. USEFUL LINKS: Read 'A Guide to Tequila' here. Test your Tequila knowledge with this pub quiz hosted by Megs Miller. CONNECT WITH US ON: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiageoBarAcademy...

Duration:00:23:50

Tequila 101: Part 1

5/15/2020
Get the low down on the wonderful world of agave. Join Deano Moncrieffe and founder of Tequila and Mezcal Fest, Eduardo Gomez as they dive into the history, production and terroir associated with Tequila. IN THIS EPISODE: - How tequila originated and evolved. - Facts about tequila production. - The difference between mezcal and tequila. USEFUL LINKS: Read 'A Guide to Tequila' here. Test your Tequila knowledge with this pub quiz hosted by Megs Miller. CONNECT WITH US ON: Facebook:...

Duration:00:59:06

Sustainability In The Industry

4/10/2020
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. IN THIS EPISODE: - Tips for introducing sustainable practices in your bar. - How to make a great sustainable serve. - What is the future of sustainability in the bar industry? USEFUL LINKS: Download this guide to growing your own...

Duration:00:55:38

Scotch 101

4/3/2020
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. IN THIS EPISODE: - Tips for making the perfect highball - What makes a good blend and malt? - The impact of new barrel rules will have on the future of whisky. USEFUL LINKS: Discover the Little Black Book of Highballs. Learn the four steps to highball heaven. Single malts flavour map. CONNECT WITH US ON: Facebook:...

Duration:00:41:48

How to Increase Profits and Impress Customers

3/12/2020
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! IN THIS EPIODE: - The key areas that affect profitability in a venue. - Tips on how to increase profitability. - How to create unique customer experiences in your venue? USEFUL LINKS: Try using this profitability calculator....

Duration:01:06:25

Rum 101

2/19/2020
In this episode Ian Burrell and Peter Holland join host Tristan Stephenson to discuss all things rum! From the most memorable moments in its history to new innovations in distillation, our guests explore all elements of this diverse spirit. IN THIS EPISODE: - The most memorable rum moments. - Is there a right or wrong way to make rum? - Is it possible to create a system of categorisation for rum? USEFUL LINKS: Exploring the world of rum with Ian Burrell in this article. CONNECT WITH US ON:...

Duration:00:48:08