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Every week Join Christopher Menning On The Back Bar as he interviews industry leaders and experts in the world of bartending, cocktails, wine, and spirits. Be part of the discussion as we cover a wide range of topics and trends on the subject of alcohol. From craft cocktails, bartending advice, and how to taste spirits. If you are a bartender, sommelier, brand ambassador, whiskey aficionado, or frankly just like a good beverage then welcome to your new home for drink news, storytelling, insi ...
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Learn More: https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en-us/home Perfect Puree: https://perfectpuree.com/foodservice/complimentary-samples/?utm_source=bartenderatlarge&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=sampling2022 ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents …
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Step behind the scenes with Strong Water Anaheim's dynamic husband-and-wife duo, Ying Chang and Robert Adamson, as they unveil the secrets behind the bar’s success and their recent James Beard nomination. During our chat they share their passion for flavors and cultures from around the world inspired the unique concept behind Strong Water. From the…
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In this episode, Chris talks to Rohit Sachdev who leads Soho Hospitality's food and beverage, hospitality and interior design business and develops the company's strategic vision as the CEO of the company. Head over to our website: gastronomerlifestyle.com Contact me at chris@gastronomerlifestyle.com…
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Join us as we dive into the world of sustainable cocktails with Renato Tonelli, the reigning 2023 US Bartender of the Year at USBG Presents World Class Sponsored by Diageo. In this interview, Tonelli shares his innovative approaches to crafting eco-friendly cocktails that taste delicious while helping the bottom line. Discover the secrets behind hi…
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Join us for an insightful discussion with authors Phil Bayly and Mitch Wilson as they delve into their updated version of Tom Estes' influential book, "The Tequila Ambassador," originally released in 2012. In this episode, Phil and Mitch share their expertise on the evolution of tequila culture, from its traditional roots to modern innovations and …
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Join us in a conversation with Jonathan Adler, the visionary beverage director at Shinji’s, the innovative and opulent bar renowned for its groundbreaking craft cocktails. In this interview, Jonathan shares his insights into the artistry of mixology and the creative process behind crafting cutting edge libations. Listen in as Adler reveals the secr…
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Join us for this extra special mini-episode with Tom Koerner of Mezcal Union and listen in as he shares his expertise and passion for this iconic spirit. Discover the rich cultural heritage mezcal and how it ties into Mexican history and particularly the Battle of Puebla and Cinco de Mayo. Learn More: https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en-us/home Thi…
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Join us for an enlightening conversation with Nicola Nice, sociologist, entrepreneur, and the founder of Pomp & Whimsy Gin Company. Nice joins us to share insights from her new book, "The Cocktail Parlor: How Women Brought the Cocktail Home," exploring the fascinating history of women's contributions to the cocktail culture. Discover the stories of…
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Diageo Bar Academy: https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en-us/home ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just f…
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In this episode Chris talks to Sophie Christmann of Sektgut Christmann & Kauffmann about the changing world of Resiling & Spatburgunder wines alongside Guillaume Celante of The Wine Merchant Thailand. https://thewinemerchant-thailand.com/ https://weingut-christmann.de/en/ Head over to our website: gastronomerlifestyle.com Contact me at chris@gastro…
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In this episode Chris talks to Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn Executive Chef & Owner of Le Du, Baan, Nusara and more about his culinary journey promoting Thai cuisine around the world. In partnership with San Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. Head over to our website: gastronomerlifestyle.com Contact me at chris@gastronomerlifestyle.com…
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In this episode of On The Back Bar Podcast, Chris talks to Sabine Delette Nakamura the newly appointed General manager of The Penthouse Bar + Grill part of Bangkok's luxury hotel, Park Hyatt. Full episode on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5UkwLEXKxw&ab_channel=GastronomerLifestyle ***** If you love our show would you please consider…
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Join us for an exclusive interview with Steve Schneider, Partner, Bar Manager, and Bartender at Sip & Guzzle in New York City. With over 20 years of experience in top bar destinations like New York, Singapore, Shanghai, and Panama City, Steve is renowned for his passion for hospitality and creating welcoming spaces. As a Partner at Employees Only S…
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Join us this week, as we interview Christine Wiseman, the Global Beverage Director for Bar Lab Hospitality. With an impressive portfolio including renowned establishments like Broken Shaker and MaryGold’s Brasserie under her belot, Christine shares her expertise in crafting exceptional beverage & bar experiences. And she has managed all of this, wh…
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Join us for this week's episode, as we delve into the world of bar and restaurant profitability with industry expert Dave Nitzel. Discover the essential elements of successful hospitality businesses and gain valuable insights into maximizing profitability while delivering exceptional guest experiences. Don't miss the mindset behind Dave Nitzel's ac…
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Join us this week as we dive into the intriguing world of vintage spirits with acclaimed author Aaron Goldfarb. During our chat, Aaron shares the hidden stories and fascinating history behind his book, "Dusty Booze: In Search of Vintage Spirits." From forgotten bottles to the revival of forgotten distilleries, this episode offers a deep dive into t…
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Join us in this much requested episode of the show as we sit down with industry legend & icon, Julie Reiner and lead bartender, Izzy Tulloch, the dynamic duo behind the iconic Milady's in New York. Discover the story behind their views on hospitality and the journey of continuing a beloved neighborhood watering hole. Tune in for insights, laughs, a…
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Embark on a captivating journey into the world of Irish whiskey with our special guest, Eric Ryan, the Maturation and Innovation Specialist at Powers Distillery. Join us as we explore the nuanced art of distillation, the secrets of maturation, and the innovative spirit driving the Irish whiskey renaissance. From the historic roots of Powers to the …
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Join us this week as we are joined by legendary bartender father & son duo, Dale & Leo DeGroff as they discuss the family’s latest venture, DeGroff Spirits. They are joined by research scientist and distiller, Ted Breaux, to dive into the inspiration and origins of their delicious new line of products. Sign up for World Bartender's Day: https://www…
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Join us for an electrifying live episode as we engage in a spirited conversation with the talented Evelyn Chick, acclaimed bartender, author, and owner of Simpl Things and Ahma event space in Toronto. Uncover the magic behind her new book, "For the Love of Cocktails," as Evelyn shares the secrets to crafting delightful drinks for any occasion. From…
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Dive into the world of mixology with Justin Said, the illustrious cocktail educator widely known as Thirsty Whale, boasting nearly a million followers on social media. So join us, as we discover the inspiration that drives him to educate and entertain a vast audience of cocktail enthusiasts. Tune in for a spirited conversation that delves into the …
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Join us for an enriching conversation with Alex Smith, Events Director for Tales of the Cocktail, alongside Trevor Kallies, Head of the Cocktail Apprentice Program, and Linda Douglas, Cocktail Apprentice Program Alumni. In today's episode, they delve into the world of CAPs, touching on its impact and its pivotal role in shaping careers through ment…
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Embark on a spirited journey with Brandon Hill, the visionary Founder and Master Distiller of Tokki Soju, as he shares his passion and expertise in the art of crafting exceptional spirits. Before establishing Tokki Soju, Hill honed his skills across various realms, from rum to brandy, mastering every facet of fermentation and distillation. Join us …
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Join us in an conversation with Sam DeMase, an internationally recognized career coach and author with a community of 500,000+ followers on social media, whose insights have transformed countless professional trajectories. In this podcast episode, Sam delves into the core principles of her recently released book, "Power Mood: Unlock Your Confidence…
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Join us in a conversation with Kraig Rovensky, the Global Brand Ambassador for The Pathfinder, Non-Alcoholic Spirit. In this interview, Kraig shares insights into the innovative world of non-alcoholic beverages, discussing the craftsmanship and artistry behind The Pathfinder. Discover the inspiration behind this groundbreaking spirit and how it's r…
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In order to keep you with something to listen to during the holiday break, we decided to share with you one of favorite episodes of Bartender at Large + from a few months back. This one here is an extra special double length one featuring 2019 Australian Bartender of the Year, Millie Tang. Over the length of her career she has won such competitions…
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Since we take off two weeks every year for the holidays, we decided to leave you with some of our favorite recent bonus episodes to listen to. If you enjoy these be sure to join our Patreon page, so you can hear these bonus episodes every week. On this one, we chat with Moe & Juliette talk a bit more about their new bar & how they are handling cons…
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