Season 3

How to answer when the Connaught comes calling

How to answer when the Connaught comes calling

In Part One of these two back-to-back Lush Life episodes, we left Ago Perrone in a quandary. Would he or wouldn’t he answer the call of the Connaught? As it’s been ten years and a slew of awards later, we know the answer. Not only […]

How to convey your personal experience in a cocktail

How to convey your personal experience in a cocktail

There aren’t many children who could call their teacher, admit to skiving off school, and hear the teacher respond “Great, I’ll join you.” Our guest was one of those. Lucky for us, Ago Perrone liked being behind a bar better than chained to a desk. […]

How to know which rum to drink in Antigua

How to know which rum to drink in Antigua

Was it poncha or rum that the grandfather of our next guest was brewing up in his store in St. John’s in the 1920’s?  Missing his homeland of Madeira, he could very well have tried bringing a little of his island’s spirit to his new […]

How to create two successful brands in a row

How to create two successful brands in a row

I could feel the passion and drive to succeed emanating from every entrepreneur I’ve met these past three seasons. Still, It was hard to keep Alex Carlton from hopping off the chair during our interview to go start something else.  It’s easy to imagine him […]

How to make bourbon out of 100% corn

How to make bourbon out of 100% corn

It would seem obvious to use Jimmy Red corn to make bourbon, after all it was the moonshiners’ choice of grain. The problem was there were only a few seeds left – in the world. Thanks to the hard work of local farmers, chefs, scientists, […]

How to reestablish an over 280 year old Gin Brand

How to reestablish an over 280 year old Gin Brand

Bacon and eggs can mean different things to different people. For cricket fans, those are the colors of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). For our guest today, they are the colors of Nicholson Gin. For historians, they are one and the same. Milo Walker, Brand […]

How to be the first female bartender at Dukes Bar London

How to be the first female bartender at Dukes Bar London

When your daughter tells you that she wants to go into hospitality, it’s usually not a big deal, unless she is 12 years old. Mariantonietta Varamo was set on a career in hospitality against the wishes of her parents, who knew it would take her […]

How to open a bar & launch a new product at the same time

How to open a bar & launch a new product at the same time

Respect for the seasonality of foods was ingrained in our guest today as a child. In Norway, food foraging is a family tradition and Monica Berg spent her younger years collecting strawberries, mushrooms and other local treats to enjoy right away or preserve for later. […]

How to be seduced by the Italian lifestyle

How to be seduced by the Italian lifestyle

 Growing up on a farm and then moving to Italy at 19 can change your life. It certainly did for our guest today, Rob Patchett, Regional Sales Associate for Cotswolds Distillery. A gap year became nine years, when Rob refused to come home. He […]

How to take the Maker’s Mark Distillery Tour

How to take the Maker’s Mark Distillery Tour

It took one married couple to produce one of the most recognizable brands in the world. In almost every bar in almost every country, there sits a bottle of Maker’s Mark Bourbon with its signature red wax covered bottle neck. Marjorie and Bill Samuels were […]