Season 1

Podcast Season 1 description.

Fabienne Moreau, Veuve Clicquot, Reims

Fabienne Moreau, Veuve Clicquot, Reims

In 2010, divers discovered 168 bottles of champagne off the Finnish archipelago in the Baltic Sea, many of those produced by Veuve Clicquot. The miraculous thing was they had been down there for 170 years. Our guest today, Fabienne Moreau, recounts the origin of this […]

Jason Elliott & Jon Lalu – The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., Philadelphia

Jason Elliott & Jon Lalu – The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., Philadelphia

Max “Boo Boo” Hoff would be so proud today.  This “King of Philadelphia’s Bootleggers” & one of the city’s most notorious gangsters of the1930’s is the inspiration for Philadelphia’s first modern cocktail bar. Our guests today, Jason Elliott and Jon Lalu, recount his story as […]

Jason Vickers & Pablo Moreno Garcia – Waldorf Astoria, London

Jason Vickers & Pablo Moreno Garcia – Waldorf Astoria, London

Want to get even? Open a bar right next door to the bar of the one who scorned you. Miss Homage did and now it’s the place to be in Covent Garden. Lipstick covered, mirrored walls, feather boas swinging from chandeliers, over-flowing champagne-filled coupes? Yes, […]

Alix Nardella – Mr. Black, UK Brand Ambassador

Alix Nardella – Mr. Black, UK Brand Ambassador

The fact they are both from Australia has nothing to do with how Alix Nardella, our guest today, feels for Mr. Black. Her first love may have been whisky but now she only has eyes for this smooth and sexy coffee liqueur. Born in 2012, […]

Vincenzo Sibilia – Barts, London

Vincenzo Sibilia – Barts, London

Was it the flair, the fans, the fame – a mixture of all three – that made our guest today watch Tom Cruise in Cocktail and say “I want to do that”? Yes…and Vincenzo Sibilia is wowing them in Chelsea’s only speakeasy, but you need […]

Tiago Serrão – Galvin at Windows, Hilton Park Lane, London

Tiago Serrão – Galvin at Windows, Hilton Park Lane, London

From a family full of fisherman comes our next guest, Tiago Serrão. His rapid rise from Bar-back to Bar Manager shows an innate knack for, not only conceiving creative cocktails, but also, chatting up the customers. Galvin at Windows at first sight. Located on the […]

Thor de Mendoza & Gary Jones – Westin Doha’s Hunters Room & Grill

Thor de Mendoza & Gary Jones – Westin Doha’s Hunters Room & Grill

One is from India and the other Spain, but together they have conquered the Doha cocktail scene. Thor de Mendoza, Venue Manager, and Gary Jones, Bartender, of the Hunters Room & Grill at the new Westin Doha Hotel & Spa have drawn local and foreign […]

Riccardo Vecchio – Donovan Bar, Brown’s Hotel London

Riccardo Vecchio – Donovan Bar, Brown’s Hotel London

From life guarding on an Italian beach, to bartending at one of the most iconic bars in London is not a logical career step unless you are Riccardo Vecchio. It was sink or swim and, thankfully for us, he’s safe behind the bar at Brown’s […]

Fliss Gransden – UK Brand Ambassador, Belsazar Vermouth

Fliss Gransden – UK Brand Ambassador, Belsazar Vermouth

No one drinks vermouth on its own, do they? As UK Brand Ambassador for Belsazar Vermouth, our guest today, Fliss Gransden, is on a mission to right that wrong. Not only does it taste fantastic, but its low alcohol content means you could drink it […]

Soizic Le Mercier – InterContinental Paris Le Grand, Paris

Soizic Le Mercier – InterContinental Paris Le Grand, Paris

You go to Paris for the food and wine, but do you ever ask if there are French products in your cocktails? Well, under the tutelage of Soizic le Mercier, the team of the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand is promoting a whole new type of […]