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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

The Future of Drinks Events with Tales of the Cocktail & London Cocktail Week

6/17/2021
Over the past year the drinks events industry has had to pivot and adapt in order to survive. Tristan chats with Caroline Rosen, president of the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation, and Hannah Sharman-Cox and Siobhan Payne, Founders of London Cocktail Week, to discuss how the industry has responded, the benefit these events have for the industry and how to make the most of attending them. You must be over legal purchase age to listen. Any opinions or views expressed in this podcast are the...

Duration:00:49:32

The Science of Flavour with Charles Spence

6/2/2021
In this episode 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. 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:01:11:44

Vodka 101 with Dennis Tamse & Kaitlyn Stewart

5/19/2021
Vodka’s popularity is undeniable, it’s a versatile spirit that’s steeped in history. 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. Tune into this Vodka 101 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:01:04:59

The History and Future of Whisky with Nick Morgan and Becky Paskin.

5/6/2021
How has whisky evolved over the years? How has it found global appeal? What is next for this much-loved category? These are just some of the questions unearthed in this episode with Dr Nick Morgan and Becky Paskin as they chat to host Tristan Stephenson about 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. You must be over legal purchase age to listen. Any opinions or views expressed...

Duration:01:17:02

New Customer Experiences & Behaviours with Fabrice Limon and Pasan Wijesena

4/21/2021
As the world continues to adapt and grow, Fabrice Limon and Pasan Wijesena share their perspectives of seeing customer behaviours and experiences evolve and change over the year, as well as insight into what the future holds. From guests’ response to bars opening to the question over whether at-home experiences will continue, this episode reveals all when it comes to the new “customer norm”. You must be over legal purchase age to listen. Any opinions or views expressed in this podcast are...

Duration:00:51:16

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

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