People & Personalities

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Clinton Weir to Host Free Trade Masterclass

Clinton Weir has been part of the international bartending community for over 20 years. From South Africa to Australia via the UK, he’s now running his

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Talking to… Two Schmucks 2.0 in Barcelona

Juliette Larrouy and Pom Modeste took over the much loved ‘five-star dive bar,’ Two Schmucks in Barcelona this summer. Together they've developed Two

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Pandemic stories: A British bartender in Melbourne

With no job-keeper or job-seeker to fall back on, LEWIS COOKE has had to rely on the hospitality industry to keep him afloat. Here's how the pandemic looks

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About Us: Difford's Guide in Australia

Your local team here in Australia, reviewing bars, listing cocktails and featuring Aussie talent.

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Beer Chat: Young Henrys' head brewer Richard Adamson

Born out of a love for good beer and music, with the simple idea of brewing a beer that the local community would enjoy and be proud to call their own,

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Evan Stroeve

Evan says he plans on coming out of isolation looking like either Brad Pitt from Fight Club or Tom Hardy in the 2011 film Warrior. He also says, perhaps

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Rosey Mitchell

Covid-19 has shattered plans, dreams and businesses around the globe. And Rosey Mitchell, the much-awarded bar manager who helped grow Three Sheets from

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Darren Leaney

Darren Leaney has tried just about every style of bartending there is. He's done five-star hotels, fine-dining establishments, speakeasy cocktail bars

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Matt Whiley

Matt Whiley is a bartender best known for turning parsnips into wine and feeding real pig's blood to the masses of Leicester Square – albeit in cocktail

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Tim Philips

Tim Philips, for much of the international bar world, is the archetypal Australian bartender. He’s the go-to when people think of the scene, the bars

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Martin Hudak

When god was creating the world he looked to the Czech Republic and Slovakia and said here, there will be bartenders.

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Paige Aubort

Paige Aubort's name is pretty prolific in the Sydney bar scene. In fact the name Paige Aubort is pretty prolific across Australian hospitality and, if

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Nicole Sykes

The cocktail scene here is great, says Nicole Sykes, the general manager at London's Satan's Whiskers. There are great cocktail bars in every neighbourhood

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Mattia Pastori

I've met exceptional people through bartending, says Mattia Pastori, the bartender behind Italy-based consultancy company Nonsolococktails.

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Andy Keir

We're kind of the grandfather bar of Dundee in terms of we were the first ones there and we're still going, says Andy Keir, owner of Bruach, a cocktail

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Greg Almeida

Greg Almeida, a leading light in the flat structure of Alex Kratena and Monica Berg’s Tayēr + Elementary, perhaps 2019’s most anticipated bar opening,

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Sam Boevey

“My attention span is not incredible, so it’s very, very refreshing to be doing something different almost every day,” says Sam Boevey, the group

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Shannon Ponche

It was coming out as LGBT that led Shannon Ponche, now head bartender of Brooklyn’s pan-Latin cocktail bar Leyenda, into the bartending world. She was

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Kaitlyn Stewart

Kaitlyn Stewart, bar manager at Vancouver farm-to-table restaurant Royal Dinette and 2017 World Class bartender of the year, grew up in hospitality –

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Fraser Campbell

Fraser Campbell is the Global Brand Ambassador for Dewar’s Whisky. Growing up in Scotland, Fraser landed his first job at a local pub. It was here he