Category: Season 1

Simo, Milroys of Soho, London

Simo, Milroys of Soho, London

Lucky for whisky drinkers around the world, our guest today turned his back on a career as a Chemical Engineer and headed behind the bar.  Simo’s entrepreneurial streak led him to revive one of the oldest whisky stores in London, Milroy’s of Soho. Before anyone […]

John Ennis & Matt Farrell, Graffiti Spirits Group, Liverpool & London

John Ennis & Matt Farrell, Graffiti Spirits Group, Liverpool & London

Can you tell the difference between Coke from a glass, can or soda gun? Our guests today, John Ennis and Matt Farrell can and it’s that attention to detail that makes their Liverpool bars so successful. They’re now making us Londoners so happy by opening […]

Jonathan Zammit-Tabona, Global Brand Ambassador, Langley’s Gin

Jonathan Zammit-Tabona, Global Brand Ambassador, Langley’s Gin

Our guest may be the only person in history to move back to London for the weather! Thankfully, after years of commuting from New Zealand to Canada as a ski-instructor and bartender, Jonathan Zammit-Tabona came home and is now fueling the flames of the modern […]

Chris Hoban, R&B Distillers, Edinburgh

Chris Hoban, R&B Distillers, Edinburgh

  How can you be Scottish and not have a favorite whiskey? It’s not the fault of today’s guest – he was only 19 when his uncle took him to task. He certainly has made up for it now, with such a passion for the […]

Alfonso Califano, The Walrus Room, London

Alfonso Califano, The Walrus Room, London

The time may have “come to talk of many things: Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–Of cabbages–and kings…,” but all I wanted to do was sit down with my guest today to talk cocktails. The mix of Alfonso Califano’s over-the-top enthusiasm and his inherent Italian hospitality is […]

The Nordic Alliance, Cocktails in the City, London

The Nordic Alliance, Cocktails in the City, London

At this year’s Cocktails in the City, one of London’s premier cocktail events, Andrew Scutts, its founder, thought it was hygge time. Nordic TV, food, culture have fascinated us since Sarah Lund put on that woolly jumper. Our four guests this week each took five […]

Jean-Christophe Gremillet, Champagne Gremillet, Balnot sur Laignes

Jean-Christophe Gremillet, Champagne Gremillet, Balnot sur Laignes

It took the ingenuity of a grandmother, the endurance of a father, and the know-how of a son to make one of the most popular champagnes in French Embassies around the world. The son, Jean-Christophe, now heads up the maison and he is taking it […]

Leon Dalloway, The Gin Boss, Gin Journey, UK

Leon Dalloway, The Gin Boss, Gin Journey, UK

It’s a good thing we don’t live in the 1980’s, when vodka replaced gin as the drink of choice. Today, they may sit side by side on the bar shelf, but only Gin has the Gin Journey. Our guest this week, Leon Dalloway aka the […]

Ali Reynolds, Luxury Reserve Brand Ambassador at Diageo Reserve GB

Ali Reynolds, Luxury Reserve Brand Ambassador at Diageo Reserve GB

Would you drink a cocktail made with ants? Maybe not, unless it was mixed by our guest today. His creations have won him that elusive title of a Diageo World Class UK Bartender of the year. Today we find out what led him to select […]

Vittorio Gentile, Theo Randall at the InterContinental, London

Vittorio Gentile, Theo Randall at the InterContinental, London

What sommelier is busy making his own signature vermouth, barrel aging Vesper Martinis, and shaking up  fruit martinis?  Our guest today, Vittorio Gentile, is one sommelier who thinks like a mixologist which makes drinking at Theo Randall at the InterContinental so exciting. Vittorio hails from […]