Season 2

How to Draw the Perfect Pint

How to Draw the Perfect Pint

It was Italy that changed everything for our next guest. Upon arriving on the Amalfi Coast, Sara Stode knew she had to return to her original love of art. (Or was it that sip of Limoncello?) Moving to London, a city where she knew no one,…

How to Make the Hangover-Free Cocktail

How to Make the Hangover-Free Cocktail

If our next guest had not saved a horse from being destroyed, we would not be sitting in Gelbes Haus in Nuremberg, Germany listening to her recount her life story. Sigi Klein needed to earn a little extra cash to provide for this lucky horse,…

How To Be a Revolutionary and Innovator in the World of Cognac

How To Be a Revolutionary and Innovator in the World of Cognac

The families of all the great innovators have thought they might be barking up the wrong tree, even the family of our guest today.  From four generations of cognac makers, Fanny Fougerat decided to break with tradition and do her own thing. She kept it…

How to Recreate A Love Story in a Cocktail

How to Recreate A Love Story in a Cocktail

Traveling through India in the 19th Century, Lady Charlotte Fitzrovia fell under the spell of the dashing gangster Vijay Kapur, who loved her and left her. It was the job of today’s guests to tell that passionate love story in every cocktail. Sandy Kaur &…

How to Make Gin From Plants Outside Your Very Door

How to Make Gin From Plants Outside Your Very Door

It was apropos that our guest’s first foray into the spirit world would be a success, especially since Valentine Warner is one of this country’s most famous chefs. Discovering juniper bushes on a walk in Northumberland got his creative juices flowing. The obvious product to…

How to Honor an Irish Whiskey Legend

How to Honor an Irish Whiskey Legend

From a part-time job as a lounge boy in a pub, our guest today caught the hospitality bug and he never looked back. Peter O’Connor, the now legendary European Brand Ambassador of Roe & Co Irish Whiskey, went on from collecting glasses to collecting awards.…

How to make a spirit from birch water

How to make a spirit from birch water

Having begun his career studying Environmental Science at university, our guest has never forgotten his past love. Wanting to create a spirit that was sustainable, natural, and innovative, David Wallwork’s first try at it, Freya Spirit, succeeded on all counts. Named for the Norse Goddess…

How to learn as much as you can about drinks in a really short time

How to learn as much as you can about drinks in a really short time

Three days, one city, loads of cocktail – Tales on Tour hit Edinburgh last weekend and I was invited to join in the fun and festivities. Over sixty events including seminars, bar take-overs by visiting bartenders, tastings and just overall enjoyment of the industry we…

How to make rum that tells the story of Colombia in one sip

How to make rum that tells the story of Colombia in one sip

“…The girl raised her eyes to see who was passing by the window, and that casual glance was the beginning of a cataclysm of love that still had not ended half a century later.” Could this be La Hechicera, The Enchantress? Forgive me for taking…

How to Find Your Calling in a Bottle of Tequila

How to Find Your Calling in a Bottle of Tequila

We know not all tequila tastes the same, but the goal of our guests today want to convince the inconvincible that there is more to it than just bad margaritas and nasty hangovers. Robin Clough and Max Davies-Gilbert from Tequila Enemigo intended to shake things…