Behind the Bar
How Bartending Style Changes Around the World
Across cultures, some things are always the same: end of shift drinks around the world are accompanied by discussions on the finer points of technique and service. What differs in these conversations, however, are what the specific techniques entail. As the world becomes smaller, more and more bartenders are becoming aware of differences in certain styles that vary culturally. Mark Schettler moderates this international debate, starring industry-leading bartenders Julio Cabrera, Charles Joly, and Shuichi Nagatomo, as the three discuss regional styles and influences in service, showmanship, and more.