A Beginner’s Guide To Martinis (and Their Variations)

Martinis for beginners. In the world of cocktails, the martini holds a special place. The mention of its name conjures its distinct glass and garnish, as well as images of its distinctive drinkers. People of influence  casually saunter to the bar and say, “Martini, please”:  businessmen and women, well-to-do housewives, and, of course, James Bond. The […]

Drinks and Drams With Whisky Wisemen

In this episode we get our feet wet in Vancouver by mixing up a couple of delicious whisky cocktails with Whisky Wisemen’s co-founder Nick Harborne. Who are the Whisky Wisemen? Whisky Wisemen is a nonprofit that hosts cocktail parties to raise money for charity. The Wisemen are now branching out into other forms of charity events […]

Interview for success: The art of staffing your bar

Your bartender represents YOU, YOUR brand, and YOUR business. Patrons frequent or avoid  establishments just like yours solely because of the bartender. So how do you find someone who represents your culture well? How do you interview and then hire the right candidate? More importantly, how do you weed out the wrong candidates? Let’s talk […]