PART 1. Whenever I visit a bar, usually I have a rough idea of what to expect. My expectations are based on varied reasons from:- the type of bar, it’s location, price range among others. Everyone has their own reasons why they go out to certain bars and not just any other bar. Some of… Continue reading What makes a bartender great
A wine lover for instance would describe a Chardonnay as….. “ medium to full bodied with bright citrus, melon, honey with additional flavours of vanilla and caramel taste notes. Although Chardonnays slightly differ in aromas and taste notes – for example, Chardonnays from cool climate regions will bring out more of the citrus flavours than… Continue reading Where do wines get aroma from?
Origin – Cabernet Sauvignon came about after an accidental inter-breeding between red Cabernet Franc grape and a white Sauvignon Blanc in Southwestern France in the 17th century Colour, taste notes and food pairing Cabernet Sauvignon is a naturally dark coloured, full body, dry (not sweet) with alcohol content above 13.5% red wine. Being full bodied… Continue reading Wine notes – Cabernet Sauvignon
If you have ever worked behind the bar then you know a thing about how you can make extra cash for yourself. Does it matter how you make it? But how can you avoid being a victim of bar cheats?
Having started out as an amateur dispense bartender, Dancan grew into becoming a sought out after bar and Mixology leader that he is to date. His journey has not been linear as he had to scheme his way through the industry maze. He talked to Kula Kunywa about his experiences growing into himself. How would… Continue reading Raising the Bar with Dancan
As I stood behind the bar counter waiting for the 2 gentlemen I had served to complain; they said no word. Just when my nerves had begun to calm, I heard….“He looks so green” Indeed I was. These words drove my passion and ignited my curiosity. I wanted to learn. Know as much as… Continue reading Bar terminologies
It is always exciting behind the bar. Making cocktails, engaging with people who are eager to drink them is beyond excitement. It feels sad as a bartender when you have to start explaining from scratch something like….what’s a cocktail? It might sound untrue, yes but it happened to me while working….especially in towns outside of… Continue reading How to stand out and sell cocktails