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U.K. Bartending Licence Requirements

Continuing our series on how to be a bartender worldwide, this week we’ve got the requirements for England and U.K. If you missed them, here’s for Australian,  Canada,  New Zealand, and the United States. Pub culture has been a huge part of the U.K. way of life for hundreds of years, with cities teeming with everything…

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Bartending License Requirements for American States

Continuing our series on how to be a bartender worldwide, this week we’ve got the requirements for England and U.K. If you missed them, here are for Australia,  Canada, the U.K., and New Zealand. Bartending. You’ll be dealing with a broad range of clientele, from a lonely businessman who wants to tell you his life story, to…

Sips Cocktail Emporium of Vancouver

Jordie Yow was already a cocktail enthusiast with an impressive home bar setup when he and Darcy Broatch began dating, and it wasn’t long before Darcy herself was hooked, with Jordie creating different drinks for her. A trip to Toronto for a friend’s wedding proved to be the catalyst for this East Vancouver couple –…

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Canadian Bartending Licensing Requirements

What Certifications You Need to Work in Bars in Canada. Continuing our series on being a bartender worldwide, we’ve got the requirements for Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States this week. So you’ve decided to bartend is the way to go as a career change. You’ve put in the forty classroom hours and got…

BYOB Cocktail Emporium Toronto

Known as Toronto’s coolest neighbourhood, Queen Street West – or Queen West to its ultra-hip patrons – is the creative hub of the city: a lively two-kilometre strip packed with galleries, must-visit restaurants, fashion stores and boutique hotels, it is a major tourist attraction in the southwest quadrant of the Ontarian capital. Tucked amid this…

Vancouver’s The Modern Bartender Bartending Supply Store

By his own admission Rod Moore is a home bar geek, with a deep love for and knowledge of all things cocktail and drink related, and who was the proud owner of a ‘crazy’ set up in his own house. From those small beginnings – it was in 2005 when he purchased his first, very…

Bartender Resume Guide

Bartending is a job which pretty much anybody can try their hand at, and many people continue to make a good living from the wages and tips on offer. Yet with the economy still in the doldrums and increasing numbers turning to tending bar as an option to keep themselves afloat financially, competition for employment…

What Is Flair Bartending?

When it comes to performance, you need to rehearse to be prepared for the show. Rehearsal is your time to make mistakes, correct and then try again until you’re perfect. This applies to skills, sports and art. To be an expert, you need to practice, practice, practice and then practice more. So, let’s talk flair…

Whiskey Basics: History, Drinks and Storage

Whiskey is a popular spirit used in many cocktails, but also commonly enjoyed alone or mixed simply. With a higher alcohol level than beer or wine, and a stronger taste than vodka or rum, whiskey is considered by many to be an acquired taste. However, for those who appreciate it, there is not a spirit…

Vodka Basics: History, Drinks and Storage

Worldwide, vodka is one of the most popular spirits. One reason why is because vodka is a “chameleon,” so to speak. Virtually odorless and tasteless, vodka easily blends into nearly any other beverage, making it an excellent addition to a variety of drinks. Since it is such a popular spirit, it is vitally important that bartenders…