Season 1

Why do we go to bars?

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Chapter 1 - Why do we go to bars?
The value of bars Through a cultural lens – we start by briefly exploring why we gather together to drink – from a socio-anthropological perspective – and the value this adds to our lives, in all sorts of ways.
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Chapter 2 - Ensuring inclusivity
The different reasons why people go to bars and why bars add cultural value to our lives. How do you get inside customers’ heads – creating empathy, connection, and representation?
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Chapter 3 - Your culture, your bar
How do you create empathy and perspective, as a bartender? We learn about the importance of ‘understanding your audience’.

Rather than asking “why do we need bars?” The question really is, “why do we drink?” The answer seems simple, right? Not quite so simple once we look at the reasons people go to bars. Speaking to leading global bartenders and industry experts, who are ripping up the ‘rulebook’ and doing things differently, this theme explores the origins of bar culture, the ways it has evolved (depending on your outlook) and the role of bartenders: how it can be done differently, by broadening your perspective to create memorable experiences for your customers.


Further Reading



Campari Academy UK Launch Event

The Campari Academy is a first-of-its-kind educational platform for the international bartending community, underpinned by an ambition to educate, inspire, and connect leading drinks industry talent. Having built a strong network of Campari Academy education hubs around the world over the past ten years, from Sao Paolo to Sydney, and cultivated an accessible digital space […]

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Tricky Questions with Leo Robitschek

Serious questions, funny answers and vice versa: it's Campari Academy's Tricky Questions, and Leo Robitschek sat down with us to face them!

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Hospitality Wears White: Alex Frezza and L'Antiquario

Right by the Gulf of Naples, L'Antiquario is bringing old school hospitality back to the city. Find out the importance of a White Jacket with Alex Frezza

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Word Association with Alex Frezza

Alexander Frezza, Naples native and bar industry leader joins us in a game of “Word Association”, sharing his thoughts around forgotten hospitality and the meaning of bars. Carlo Carnevale

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The Timeless Story of the Negroni

The legendary Italian cocktail: the Negroni's history, from it's origin in Florence, to the remarkable Negroni Week

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Osman Baycan and the Secrets of Turkish Hospitality

Mixing through a mostly non-drinking crowd, and celebrating the most multicultural environment in the world: Osman Baycan shares his secrets about running a bar in Istanbul, Turkey.

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