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In case you missed it: Vodka basics

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Dec 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

James Bond revolutionized the traditionally gin-based Martini when he ordered it “shaken, not stirred” with vodka. As 007’s drink of choice, it’s no surprise that vodka is the most widely consumed distilled beverage – and the oldest, too!

In our Vodka basics course, Monique Farah shares her expertise to help you master vodka 101 so you can wow customers with confident and informed recommendations.

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New course: German beers with Sebastian Priller

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Dec 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

We are excited to announce the release of our German beers course with Sebastian Priller, the head brewer at Brauhaus Riegele

While the earliest evidence of beer brewing is from ancient Sumer, today beer is almost synonymous with Germany. Germany is home to 1400 breweries producing 95.8 million hectolitres of beer annually, which is enjoyed globally.

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New mentor session: Joanne McKerchar

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Dec 4, 2017 9:30:00 AM

In addition to our courses, we also publish mentor sessions that take you backstage with industry leaders.

This week we invite you to take an exclusive behind the scenes look at the Diageo Archive – the biggest spirits archive in the world – with the gins and malts archivist and historian Joanne McKerchar.

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Gin 101 – The basics

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Nov 29, 2017 12:17:00 PM

Gin is a widely popular spirit known for its distinct flavor, which it derives from juniper berries. With a long and fascinating history, gin is so much more than just ‘flavored vodka.’

Gin is England’s national drink and Winston Churchill once famously said, “The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.”

While gin has been a crowd favorite since the 17th Century, it experienced a surge in popularity as the base spirit in many of the classic Prohibition-era cocktails. Today it is enjoying the limelight once more as craft distillers experiment with new botanical combinations and give this timeless drink a breath of new life!

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Topics: Tips for bartenders, Tips for front of house

What to do on a new employee's first day

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Nov 21, 2017 10:58:59 AM

Starting any new job is a daunting experience, but it can be particularly challenging in the hospitality industry. There isn't much room for error in a fast-paced and customer-focused work environment. 

A new employee’s first day in a hospitality venue is usually a trial by fire situation. They are expected to jump straight into the role – serving customers, making coffees, prepping ingredients, cooking meals, mixing cocktails...

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Topics: HR for hospitality venues, Hospitality training, Tips for hospitality managers

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