Bar Chat, The Diageo Bar Academy Podcast

Written by Wariya Intreyonk | April 7, 2021

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Food & Drink: The Ultimate Combination

Recently The Diageo Bar Academy podcast invited our Editor in Chief, Christopher Menning, to join them and chat about his experience of food and drink combinations, including the importance of culture, textures in drinks and enhancing flavours when combining food and drink.

They discussed topics on how food can complement cocktails, how exploring cultures can add an extra element to your drink and discovering how to best serve food and drink combinations at your bar. Christopher drew inspiration from his experience here in Bangkok, which as a hub for gastronomic tourism, has provided the growth of local talent and internationally recognised bars.

Bar Chat Podcast

Bar Chat, The Diageo Bar Academy Podcast is hosted by world class bartender, Tristan Stephenson, who invites a broad range of industry experts and leading bartenders from around the world.

Tristan, is an award winning bar operator, bartender, chef, and journalist, Tristan Stephenson is also a bestselling author of the Curious Bartender collection of drinks books. He was the co-founder of London-based Fluid Movement, which has operated several bars in London, and Curious Laboratories, which provides beverage consulting.

Now in their third season, some notable guests that have joined include Ago Perrone on martinis and success, Deano Moncrieffe on Tequila 101 and Professor Charles Spence on the science of flavour.

An online educational platform, Diageo Bar Academy covers bar news and trends, cocktail recipes, drinks inspiration, and insights from some of the cocktail world’s most prominent influencers and world-renowned bartenders. Providing inspiration and advanced knowledge, this resource is ideal for aspiring bartenders and seasoned professionals alike.

You can access their content site and podcast below:

Diageo Bar Academy

Diageo Bar Academy Podcast

On The Back Bar With Tristan Stephenson

Tristan Stephenson

To carry on the conversation, we invited Tristan to join us On The Back Bar Podcast for episode 55. Tristan discussed his experience of changing consumer perception on whisky and on hosting the Bar Chat podcast.

In 2017 Tristan co-launched Whisky-Me, an innovative whisky subscription service that delivers a monthly 6cl pouches of single malt through members’ letterboxes. In Autumn 2020 Whisky-me investment through the BBC’s Dragon’s Den.

Tristan was named Imbibe Magazine’s Innovator of the Year in 2019 and was awarded UK bartender of the year by CLASS Magazine in 2012, in the same year he was included in Evening Standard’s top 1000 most influential Londoners. He has appeared on various TV shows in the UK, including Market Kitchen, Live with Gabby and Something For the Weekend. Tristan is an occasional contributor to

you can listen them to talk on iTunes, Spotify and all other major podcast providers by clicking the link below. 

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