Corallo on bringing Italian hospitality to Artesian

He worked in his parents’ nightclub when he was 12, but now Marco Corallo is leading one of the world’s best bars – Artesian. *This feature was originally published in the December 2019 issue of The Spirits Business Marco Corallo has just emerged from the bowels of London’s Langham Hotel where he has been working in Artesian’s lab, learning the finer details of the bar’s A Minimalist Menu. Having joined the venue as head bartender…

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Ivy Mix on championing women in the on-trade

Bartender Ivy Mix runs Brooklyn hotspot Leyenda and champions women in the industry with her Speed Rack competition. She speaks to SB about driving change in the on-trade. *This feature was originally published in the November 2019 issue of The Spirits Business Through her work to highlight inequality in the on‐trade and raise funds to support breast cancer research and recovery, Ivy Mix has become part‐ bartender, part‐activist. The day of my interview with the…

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Shepherd on why bartending beats DJing as a career

Rory Shepherd was torn between a career in DJing or bartending, before plumping for the latter. The creative director of Bonomy Group tells SB why he made the right decision. *This feature was originally published in the September 2019 issue of The Spirits Business It’s weird how much cocktails and music relate to each other,” says Rory Shepherd, operations manager and creative director at Little Red Door owner Bonomy Group. “If you play someone a…

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Alessandro Palazzi: ‘Hospitality is like military service’

Having started his bartending career in the 1970s, Alessandro Palazzi has worked his way up to become the duke of Dukes, the London hotel where he has forged a reputation for making some of the world’s best Martinis. *This feature was originally published in the August 2019 issue of The Spirits Business Tucked away in a cul‐de‐sac in London’s affluent St James’s neighbourhood, Dukes hotel has long been serving what are widely considered the capital’s…

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Yeray Monforte on the importance of education

Spanish bartender Yeray Monforte, the winner of this year’s Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition, is determined to pass all the things he has learnt in his career to a new generation of mixologists. *This feature was originally published in the June 2019 issue of The Spirits Business I fell in love with mixing different liquors to create cocktails. For me this is amazing and I knew I wanted to dedicate my life to this career,” says…

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