This year Africa was represented by Kenya’s Renson Malesi at the Tales of the cocktail Festival in the U.S. The J’s Fresh Bar & Kitchen cocktail craftsman was the first male Kenyan bartender to participate at the cocktail festival. As laudable as his achievements are, it also means that finally Kenyan bartenders are reaping dividends… Continue reading Renson Malesi on becoming world class bartender.
the bottom line is: knowing yourself and what works for you can greatly influence the way you create or order a cocktail you will actually enjoy drinking.
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