People & Personalities

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Andre (Dre) Hucko

Andre (Dre) Hucko, influential bartender, bar manager, and mentor passed away peacefully on Friday 23rd October 2020. He was a hard-working caterer to

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Lewis Hayes

It's been a shattering year for most industries across the globe. Yet, Lewis Hayes, owner and operator of two award-winning London-based bars, Black Parrot

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Harry Craddock

The Savoy's most famous bartender, and the name behind the Savoy Cocktail Book, Harry Craddock, AKA the dean of cocktail shakers, was the third Head Bartender

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Rani al Raji

Normally, people go into this business to make money, says Rani al Raji, bar owner of Beirut's cocktail bar Brazzaville. In my case, of course I want to

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Lucas Groglio

Our vision is to become leaders in sustainability and healthy habits inside the cocktail and spirits industry, says Lucas Groglio, Argentinian bartender

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Oliver Margan

Primarily, I want to create a venue whereby guests and staff alike leave feeling enriched and happier than they did arriving, says Ollie Margan, the entrepreneur

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Andrew Ho and Bastien Ciocca

At Hope & Sesame we have done over 100 guest shifts across China, Asia, Australia and Europe, trying to put Guangzhou on the world's cocktail map, says

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Yeferson Avila Rodriguez and Jean Trinh

Yeferson and Jean are the duo behind cocktail bar Alquímico in the city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. We opened Alquímico as a cocktail bar in 2016

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Monica Berg

It took us four years, more or less, to open our bar. It was a great learning experience, and despite being very tough and challenging, we did it, says

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Dave Mulligan

I am totally dedicated, committed and slightly obsessed with the revival of Irish poitín while making it a respected and requested global category amongst

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Claudia Cabrera Rodriguez

Kaito is the first bar in Mexico and Latin America which was created, designed and 100% operated by females, says Claudia Cabrera Rodriguez, bar owner

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Igor Zernov

Five years ago nobody even thought about promoting bar events in Saint-Petersburg, about bringing alcohol budgets into the city and not even about launching

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James Hopkins

Since 2010, London Cocktail Club has gone from strength to strength. But James Hopkins, co-founder of the UK bar chain, considers the pandemic as one of

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Dragos Axinte

Dragos Axinte is the founder of Novo Fogo, a cachaça made in a carbon-negative Brazilian distillery from organic sugarcane.

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Norman Balon - London's rudest landlord

One of London's most iconic pub landlords, immortalised in Private Eye cartoons and on the West End stage, Norman Balon lived, served and dished out insults

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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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Dispatches from the Damned

My last shift behind the bar was Saturday, March 14th, but at that point things were already someplace other than normal. As a staff we'd spent the majority

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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