Lohnenswerte BĂĽcher-, Blog- & Forenliste von Phillip Duff


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A good trainer, bartender or brand ambassador should have read all of the books listed
hereunder within six months or a year of starting, and should regularly visit the websites and
subscribe to the magazines listed. If you think you’re a professional, well, this is how
professionals (like doctors and lawyers and businessmen) stay professional – they keep up to
date on what’s going on in their industry.
If you can only have one book out of each category, or visit one show, then you should take the
first one listed. This doesn’t mean the first one is the “best”: it means it’s the best all-round book
or show on the subject.
Not all the books are easy to get hold of, which to my mind means that these are the ones you
should make an effort to get; knowledge others lack is worth it's weight in gold. Of course, there
are no doubt many great books, magazines and newsletters in your area that aren’t listed here:
keep reading them, but use what’s here as your basis.

Books: Bartending & Mixology

  • [li]Diffordsguide to Cocktails, Simon Difford / Diffordsguides – good all-round guide +
    [li]The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, David A. Embury – the definitive book on
    mixology theory. The author’s preference is for very strong, very sour drinks.[/li]
    [li]The Joy of Mixology, Gary Regan – extensive all-round guide, mixology + recipes, the first
    book to include modern-day advice on personal guest service.[/li]
    [li]The Bartender’s Guide, Jerry Thomas – first bartender guide ever, contains original
    [li]Esquire Drinks, David Wondrich – consumer-oriented fun, drinks production, making,
    anecdotes + a reasonable amount of recipes.[/li]
    [li]The Craft of the Cocktail, Dale de Groff – consumer-oriented with drinks production,
    tasting, drinkmaking, anecdotes and many recipes.[/li]
    [li]The Savoy Cocktail Book – another definitive recipe book, many recipes.[/li]
    [li]American Bar, Charles Schumann – very much influenced by Savoy Cocktail book, many
    recipes, the most influential European book on cocktails since The Savoy Cocktail Book.[/li]
    [li]The Playboy Host & Bar Book, Thomas Mario – excellent lifestyle consumer-oriented
    recipe and product guide.[/li]
    [li]Straight Up Or On The Rocks, William Grimes – well-written history of mixed drinks and
    drinking by the food and drink editor of the New York Times. Some recipes.[/li]
    [li]Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails, Ted “Dr. Cocktail” Haigh – in-depth exploration of
    extinct and extant liquors and obscure cocktails. Get the second edition, enormously updated
    and expanded.[/li]
    [li]Beachbum Berry Remixed, by Jeff “Beachbum”Berry, an updated anthology of his first two
    masterpieces on Tiki, Grog Log and Intoxica. [/li]
    [li]Cocktail, Heywood Gould (out of print) – brilliantly detailed novel about the rise and lifestyle
    of the modern bartender and party bars, later adapted out of all recognition into that film.[/li]

Books: The Business of Bars

  • [li]Successful Beverage Management, Robert Plotkin – dull, very American, but VERY
    [li]Harry Johnson’s Bartender’s Guide – the first ever guide to bar management, and still one of
    the very best.[/li]
    [li]Service That Sells, Jim Sullivan and Phil “Zoom” Roberts – very lively little tome all about
    applying common sense, normal business practice and retail sales theory to the hospitality
    [li]Every Bastard Says No – The Story of 42 Below Vodka, by Justine Troy & Geoff Ross (ISBN-
    13#9781869792978) . The best book ever written, from a brand-owner's perspective, about
    building a global premium brand in the on-trade, bar by bar and bottle by bottle.[/li]

Books: General Product Knowledge

  • [li]1. The Connoisseur’s Guide to Spirits & Cocktails, Dave Broom (possibly out of print). The
    book if you only have one.[/li]
    [li]Appreciating Whisky, Phillip Hills. Extraordinarily detailed and humorously written, this is
    the definitive book on whisky and arguably on most spirits.[/li]
    [li]Whiskey, A Connoisseur’s Guide, Dave Broom. Less detailed than Hills’, more readable.[/li]
    [li]Cognac, A Liquid History, Salvatore Calabrese. Excellent book about the entire industry,
    with extensive tasting notes.[/li]
    [li]Rum, Dave Broom. Everything you’ll ever need to know about rum and cane distillates:
    beautiful glossy coffee table book.[/li]
English-language Magazines / Periodicals

  • [li]CLASS magazine www.classbar.com. UK based, always inspiring.[/li]
    [li]Australian Bartender (monthly), www.polargroup.com.au. Australasian, shows what you
    can do in a logistically difficult cocktail market with an abundance of fresh fruit and herbs.[/li]
    [li]Drinks International (monthly), www.drinksint.com website is also useful for global drinks
    statistics. Very much a magazine for marketing executives in the drinks industry.[/li]
    [li]Mixologist, periodic journal of the Museum of the American
    Cocktail, www.mixellany.com . Quarterly tome of MOTAC, usually with very well written
    interesting topics.[/li]
    [li]Imbibe magazine, published in both the UK (http://www.imbibemagazine.co.uk/) and US
    (http://www.imbibemagazine.com). Similar but apparently not related to each other. Very much
    consumer-oriented but with excellent focus on drinks in general.[/li]
    [li]Nightclub & Bar magazine, (monthly), www.nightclub.com. Magazine of the US Nightclub
    & Bar association, which also organizes very large barshows in Las Vegas and other
    locations each year.[/li]
    [li]Bar & Beverage magazine, www.barandbeverage.com. Magazine of the Canadian bar


  • [li]www.just-drinks.com very industry-executives oriented newsletter, but free and good[/li]
    [li]www.ardentspirits.com - sign up for weekly newsletters from Gary Regan.[/li]
    [li]www.drinksint.com – sign up for the Drinks International weekly newsletter, also industry-
    oriented but close to the world of bars and mixology. [/li]

Discussion forums and Internet sites - Bartenders

  • [li]www.chanticleersociety.org . Replaces the much-respected Drinkboy messageboard. The
    destination for serious discussions on mixology.[/li]
    [li]www.egullet.com, in the Fine Spirits & Cocktails subforum[/li]
    [li]www.webtender.com message board. Attracts the wider community of bartenders.[/li]
    [li]The Flair Bartenders’ Association (FBA) www.barflair.org[/li]
    [li]The International Bartenders’ Association (IBA), www.iba-world.com[/li]
    [li]Finnish IBA guild homepage, also good source of IBA news: www.fbsk.net/en [/li]

English-language Blogs

  • [li]http://www.mixology.eu/en/blog , the English-language blog of the excellent German-
    language magazine Mixology, which also organises the annual Bar Convent show in
    Berlin. Covers global bar and mixology news as well as German, Swiss and Austrian
    [li]http://4bars.com.au/web/category/blog/ blog of the excellent Australian Bartender
    magazine, which also organises the annual Sydney Bar Show. Covers global bar and
    mixology news as well as Australasian news.[/li]
    [li]www.alcademics.com , blog of San Francisco-based drinks writer Camper English[/li]
    [li]http://www.artofdrink.com/ The most widely-read cocktail blog in the world, from
    Canadian bartender, scientist and blogger Darcy O'Neil.[/li]
    [li]www.jeffreymorgenthaler.com Eponymous, and very widely-read blog of Jeffrey, an
    award-winning bartender from Portland, Oregon, USA.[/li]

Trade Shows

  • [li]Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans, USA, usually July: www.talesofthecocktail.com . The
    most serious seminar program in the industry, no trade show element, attendees pay to
    attend seminars.[/li]
    [li]Bar Convent Berlin, Germany, usually October: www.barconvent.com .Small trade show,
    excellent networking possibilities with bartenders, very well-regarded. [/li]
    [li]Cocktail Spirits Paris, France, usually May: http://www.cocktailspirits.com/. As for Bar
    [li]Sydney Bar Show, Australia, usually September: www.barshow.com.au . As for Bar
    [li]CLASS Bar Show, London, UK, usually October, www.classbar.com. Very, very egalitarian
    (all exhibitors get the same size display table) and purposely small-scale. [/li]
    [li]Boutique Bar Show, London, UK, usually September http://www.boutiquebarshow.com. As
    for CLASS bar show. [/li]
    [li]London Bar Show, UK, usually June: www.barshow.co.uk Very large-scale, lately much
    criticised among the mixology community, but everyone still goes. Has updated to include
    a separate, Tales-like seminar program in 2010.[/li]
    [li]Venuez Bar Show, formerly Amsterdam, from 2010 Rotterdam, The Netherlands, usually
    April: www.venuez.nl . As for Bar Convent, but of the four (Berlin, Paris, Sydney,
    Rotterdam) the least bar/mixology-focussed. [/li]

Quelle: Phillip Duff (www.liquidsolutions.org)

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[li]Venuez Bar Show, formerly Amsterdam, from 2010 Rotterdam, The Netherlands, usually
April: www.venuez.nl . As for Bar Convent, but of the four (Berlin, Paris, Sydney,
Rotterdam) the least bar/mixology-focussed. [/li][/list]

Quelle: Phillip Duff (www.liquidsolutions.org)


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Da war ich wohl allgemein etwas neben der Spur ;D


Erinnert mich irgendwie an einen Post den Zeed mal geschrieben hat.

Dieser Thread "made my day" ;D

Definitiv der beste des Tages ;D


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