63 episodes

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, insight, and entrepreneurial advice.

The drinks world has become one of the most exciting and innovative industries in the world, and its time we learned more about it.

On the Back Bar: A Bartender Podcast for The Drinks Trade Christopher Menning

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

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, insight, and entrepreneurial advice.

The drinks world has become one of the most exciting and innovative industries in the world, and its time we learned more about it.

    Nick Buzzell introducing the Spirits Network platform.

    Nick Buzzell introducing the Spirits Network platform.

    On The Back Bar. Entrepreneur Series #5

    Welcome to a new series of On The Back Bar talking to entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry about business strategy and start ups. 

    Nick Buzzell joins us to talk about the Spirits Network, NBTV Channels’ first shop-able network enables Spirits enthusiasts to watch, purchase and taste one of a kind premium spirits featuring world renowned experts and celebrities in original programming.

    • 33 min
    Paul Mathew on the Non-Alcoholic category, draft cocktails and Everleaf.

    Paul Mathew on the Non-Alcoholic category, draft cocktails and Everleaf.

    In this episode of On The Back Bar Podcast, Chris talks to Paul Mathew founder of Everleaf.

    Paul, bartender and bar owner (The Hide, The Arbitrager, and Demon, Wise & Partners in London) founded Everleaf in January 2019. Everleaf is an award-winning non-alcoholic aperitif made with all the depth, aroma and flavour of the natural world. Paul researched plants, sustainable sourcing, dehydrating samples, macerating and extracting to get the perfect blend of complementing yet surprising flavours.

    • 35 min
    Table Talk EP#1: Philip Augustin, Daniel Elphinstone & Gabriel Gliga

    Table Talk EP#1: Philip Augustin, Daniel Elphinstone & Gabriel Gliga

    Welcome to episode one of Table Talks, a new series for On The Back Bar where we invite industry professionals to join us on the show and to chat about their roles and other various topics. 

    This episode we have Philip Augustin the Spirits Sales Director for Italasia, Gabriel Gliga the Beverage Manager for Soho Hospitality and Daniel Elphinstone the SEA Whisky Ambassador at Bacardi.

    Enjoy!

    Bottles:

    Se Busca Reposado

    Aberfeldy 12 & 20

    Dewar's Illegal Smooth Mezcal Finish

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Hanna Lee and Michael Anstendig discuss the foundations for successful PR in the beverage industry.

    Hanna Lee and Michael Anstendig discuss the foundations for successful PR in the beverage industry.

    In this episode of On The Back Bar Podcast, Chris talks to Hanna Lee & Michael Anstendig about their award winning PR agency and what beverage professionals can do to improve their media presence.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ian Burrel on Rumfest 2021, Equiano Rum, and defining the role of the Rum Ambassador.

    Ian Burrel on Rumfest 2021, Equiano Rum, and defining the role of the Rum Ambassador.

    In this episode of On The Back Bar Podcast, Chris talks to Ian 'Rum' Burrell the global ambassador for the rum category and, THE man to speak to for all things rum. He also founded Rumfest, the world's first rum festival in 2007 and, has since inspired the birth of rum festivals around the world including Miami, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Prague, Hong Kong, California, New York, Chicago and Mauritius).

    • 47 min
    Alexandre Gabriel on innovation in spirits and the story of Maison Ferrand.

    Alexandre Gabriel on innovation in spirits and the story of Maison Ferrand.

    In this episode of On The Back Bar Podcast, Chris talks to Alexandre Gabriel owner and master blender of Maison Ferrand.

    Alexandre discovered an old Cognac home and transformed it into what is now known as Maison Ferrand, in the heart of Cognac's Grande Champagne region. Along with a small team, Alexandre turned the Cognac House into one of the most distinctive producers of artisanal spirits in today's market, resulting in an award-winning portfolio of coveted brands.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

cocktails4ever ,

Very enjoyable listening

I have really enjoyed listening to these podcasts, it’s good hear from these very talented people and they really give a great insight into the trade.
I look forward to future podcasts.

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