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How two creatives approach their craft 

How can bartenders draw inspiration from areas of creativity that go beyond the bar? We asked to creative minds to share their insights.

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Shingo Gokan: Mentorship is the foundation of building strong bar teams 

From Toyko to New York, Shingo Gokan has become one of the bar industry’s universal mentors, for his teams and individuals alike. He explains why it is so important for bar teams to have mentors

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Communicating creativity: From cocktail conception to consumer perception 

The journey of a cocktail passes through many different people before it gets into the hands of the consumer. Who is involved in its communication process – and how can that impact the final outcome? 

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Jason Richburg: 5 things creative bartenders need to know 

The writer and strategy director at NYC’s Good Fucking Design Advice knows how to use words to garner their followers. He gives us his top tips for generating creativity behind the bar 

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The future is yours to create: Courtney Francis  

The first of our 2024 interviewees in this series is Courtney Francis, bartender at Birmingham’s Couch Stirchley in England. She explains how boundaries, feedback and here grandmother have had an impact on her career 

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Minakshi Singh: I overcame challenges to build my bar business in India – I hope other women can too 

The co-founder of India’s Cocktails & Dreams Speakeasy and Sidecar bars, Minakshi Singh, is a vocal leader in a market where being a woman behind the bar comes with legal and cultural implications. She explains how, against she odds, she built her businesses

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The 4 types of creativity explained 

Whether conscious or impromptu, creativity can be achieved by using different strategies and for different purposes. We do a deep dive into the main types of creativity – which one do you fit into? 

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Is creativity important? 8 bartenders have their say 

As we launch ‘Unlocking creativity’, the first episode of Perspectives Season 3, we ask eight bartenders from around the world a very simple question: Is creativity important? 

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Friendship test: Alex Jump & Lauren Paylor O'Brien

The US-based bartenders who also run hospitality wellbeing project, Focus On Health, take Campari Academy's friendship test. They talk country songs, pet names and sober bachelorette parties

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Drink like a local: Paris with Aurélie Panhelleux

The city of lights is home to a heady mix of traditional and contemporary hospitality. We met bar entrepreneur Aurélie Panhelleux for a crash course in the food and drink experiences only Paris can offer. Life's too short to drink bad wine – or pastis, for that matter

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Parabere Forum: How Maria Canabal is giving women a voice in the industry

Parabere Forum connects over 8,000 women all over the world, helping them making their voices heard. Here is Maria Canabal's groundbreaking project

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Kyisha Davenport wants more respect for Black culture in hospitality

From having more Black-owned restaurants, to questioning the appropriation of Black culture through ingredients and language, the founder of BarNoirBoston and GM & Beverage Director of Comfort Kitchen explains what needs to change if authentic representation is to be the future

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