A look into the beer glass

Porter and stout

Porter and stout - two beer styles whose differences are very small. A look at the history of these dark beers invented in Great Britain reveals why this is so.

The days are getting shorter, but the nights are getting longer. And because temperatures are dropping at the same time, refreshment is no longer the most important requirement for a beer. If porter and stout were a ... Read more ...

Better with Bubbles

From prosecco to champagne

They foam with varying intensity, spread the most diverse aromas and awaken a feeling of the special moment with an unalterable guarantee. We are talking about sparkling wines. The oenological drink of the moment.

Sparkling wine fits not only the season, but generally the moment. Bollicines are more popular than ever, not so much because you have something to celebrate, but because in this difficult time ... Read more...

Counter tip

Human Resources Management

The catering industry has been complaining about a lack of staff since before yesterday. But the pandemic has made the search for qualified staff even more difficult. Successful personnel management, however, must be thought far beyond recruitment.

Even when I started working in the catering industry, my superiors at the time told me that you would never be without work in our industry. And indeed: even before ... Read more ...

Drinks & Knowledge compact

122 attractive drink recipes in Bar Mixbooklet 2023

The Bar Mixbooklet 2023 has been published. The new edition provides a broad basic knowledge of cocktails. It includes 122 attractive mix recipes of classic drinks as well as trendy and non-alcoholic drinks. The booklet can be ordered now free of charge in the BAR NEWS store.

The new edition of the handy Bar Mixbooklet provides a lot of basic knowledge, for example how to mix drinks with and without alcohol and what to look out for in order to prepare good cocktails... Read more...

A look into the beer glass

Pilsner and special beer

Disputes about the name of beverages are commonplace in our industry. These then either have a political, nationalistic or trademark connotation. Well, then at least you have something to discuss while drinking beer...

Emmental, that's the cheese with the holes. Pilsner, that's a beer first brewed by German brewmaster Joseph Groll in the Bohemian city of Plzeň (German: Pilsen). But ... Read more ...

Reissued

The 101 best bars in Switzerland in the Swiss Barguide 2022/23

The 101 best bars in Switzerland are represented in the new edition of the Swiss Barguide 2022/23. The handy booklet provides an overview of the Swiss bar landscape and can be ordered now free of charge in the BAR NEWS Shop.

The 101 best bars in Switzerland are clearly arranged by region in the recently published Swiss Barguide 2022/23. For each bar, the most important information such as opening hours, specialties, etc. is listed. The booklet ... Read more ...

Local craft

Swiss barrels

Since malt houses in places like Delémont, Möriken-Wildegg or Cadenazzo have started operations, there is even more Swissness in Swiss whiskey. But the cooperages that make barrels from Swiss wood also contribute to this. However, there are fewer and fewer of these. BAR NEWS visited the largest of the three remaining cooperages in the country.

Tuesday morning in Küssnacht am Rigi. The sun is shining and so you can see the cloud of dust particularly well, which is gradually spreading throughout the workshop from the loud band saw. Here at the ... Read more ...

CounterTip

Seasonality

Seasonality in the bar. If this is not a topic that occupies numerous Barkeeper . What better than to work with juicy fruits and vegetables that are full of flavor and with which you can put in front of the guests the best that nature has to offer.

The philosophy of working seasonally has long been established in many kitchens. The situation is different for some bartenders and bar owners. It is a fact that in many places the same drinks are served during the ... Read more...

The fruit in focus

Eaux-de-Vie in shaker and mixing glass

Cocktails with fruit brandies are by no means a new discovery, but rather a rediscovery behind the bar. But when it comes to mixing with eau-de-vie, it's not enough to fall back on the old well known formulas.

There is no more elegant way to integrate the flavors of fruit into a cocktail than with eaux-de-vie. But watch out! It is not enough to simply add the base spirit such as whiskey, gin, ... Read more ...

Quid bibis?

Exceptional gins

Years after the start of the gin boom, are new gins still triggering enthusiasm or has disillusionment already set in? It depends on the gin, because thanks to the increased willingness to pay for the clear juniper distillate, there are more and more exceptional gins to be discovered that are made with high-quality ingredients.

Have you heard of this gin?" It's a question that gets asked oh so often, by guests, girlfriends, bartenders, brand ambassadors and supervisors, and there's usually only one answer: "No." ... Read more ...

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