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Episode 16.5: Awkward interactions, women in wine, career movement, dogs and Korean beer
August 14, 2019

Don't go to Korea if you don't like spicy food and light beer. - Hello again! Another month, another recap. This time I'm coming to you from Busan, South Korea, so apologies for the poor audio quality. I'm on vacation eating lots of spicy food and dri...

Episode 16: What to do with service dogs and non-service dogs
August 07, 2019

This dog is providing a foot warming service. - Service dogs and non-service dogs, this seems to be one of the most contentious issues in our industry. I actually don't have a guest this week because everyone I talked to about this immediately got hea...

Episode 15: What’s next? Career movement for bartenders – With Chris Tunstall
July 31, 2019

Sometimes we may feel like we can work behind the bar forever. I mean, what an amazing job? We get to bring the party and make people happy every night. It's great! But chances are even if you could physically work behind the bar forever,

Episode 14: The challenges women face in the wine industry – With Maura Passanisi
July 19, 2019

As in many different careers, women face a unique set of challenges on all sides of the wine industry. Whether it's harassment from clients and coworkers or simply the fact that there isn't a sanitary bin in the employee bathroom because the men who de...

Episode 13: How to handle awkward guest interactions – With Simone Mims
July 15, 2019

Usually our interactions with guests at our bars are fun and positive. After all, our job is to provide people with alcohol in a jovial environment, what could be better? But sometimes things don't go as planned. Guests can be socially awkward,

Episode 12.5: Harassment, new bars, annoying customers, sobriety and godello
June 30, 2019

It's not a good idea to keep glasses of wine next to your laptop and recording equipment. - Hello again! Another month, another recap and another bottle of inexpensive Spanish wine from my corner store. I don't know why I started this tradition,

Episode 12: Our complicated relationship with booze – With Mark Goodwin
June 22, 2019

Bartenders have a complicated relationship with alcohol, to say the least. We sell it, we love it, we hate it, we know more about it, the way it's produced, its history and it's effects than most other people, and we are constantly surrounded by it.

Episode 11: About your host and dealing with annoying customers
June 15, 2019

Completely happy with this $12 bottle of corner store Rioja. - Hey everyone! Unfortunately I don't have a guest this week, you know how it goes working at a bar, things happen, people have emergencies. I didn't want to leave you hanging though,

Episode 10: Working at brand new bars – With Enoch Tonatiuh
June 08, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about all of the challenges of opening a new bar. But after the doors are open, what is it like to actually work at that new bar? It can be the old adage, out of the frying pan into the fire. Everything is new.

Episode 9: When customers hit on you – With Celia Camacho
June 02, 2019

Have you ever been hit on at work? It's a common occurrence for bartenders, particularly female bartenders, and in the context of service and hospitality it can be a very tricky situation. It is often the kind of attention that is unwanted and inapprop...