The Annual Manual for Bartenders 2013, is gaz regan’s third book in this series and focuses primarily on women in the bar industry, and how they have contributed to the craft of the bartender.
Who would you recommend this book to?
– Bartenders and barbacks who really care about their job and other people’s drinks (and happiness).
When was this book published?
Who is the author?
– gaz regan, the bartender formerly known as Gary Regan is the author of ANNUAL MANUAL for Bartenders 2013. His first book, The Bartender’s Bible, was published in 1991, and between 1995 and 1998, together with Mardee Haidin Regan, he co-wrote The Book of Bourbon and Other Fine American Whiskey, The Bourbon Companion, New Classic Cocktails, and The Martini Companion. gaz wrote The Joy of Mixology in 2003, the Bartender’s GIN Compendium in 2009, and The Cocktailian Chronicles: The Professor Years was published in 2010. gaz regan’s Annual Manual for Bartenders was released in 2011, another one came out in 2012, so ANNUAL MANUAL for Bartenders 2013 is the third book of this series. He also wrote 101 Best New Cocktails which was published in 2012.
gaz works regularly with companies such as Diageo, Pernod-Ricard, Heaven Hill, and other major spirits producers. He travels the world judging cocktail competitions, he usually speaks at the London Cocktail Week and he’s a regular judge at Diageo’s World Class competition. gaz also headed up the Bar Smarts Graduates Program for Pernod-Ricard USA in 2011 and 2012.
gaz publishes a free e-mail newsletter, gaz regan’s Notion, that reaches over 10,000 bartenders and consumers by email, and he maintains the Worldwide Bartender Database. Along with Dushan Zaric and Aisha Sharpe, gaz is one of the founders of The Institute for Mindful Bartending. He has conducted workshops on this subject in Paris, Dubai, Beirut, Moscow, and in various cities in the USA, and he also writes about the subject on his blog, and in his series of books, The Annual Manual for Bartenders. “Bartenders can change the world,” says gaz, “and mindful bartending can be a good way to start.”
So, what’s so special about this book?
-The Annual Manual for Bartenders explains why bartenders could change the world, but this year gaz focuses primarily on women in the bar industry, and how they have contributed to the craft of the bartender. Find here, also, tributes to various barbacks, the unsung heroes of mixology, and advice from seasoned bartenders on how to improve your bar skills. “Never stop learning,” says gaz, “it helps you keep your job, and it keeps you humble and young, all at the same time. What could be better than that?”