Episode 007 – Legend: Christian Delpech (ft. Jim Wrigley)

It’s a Lucky Number Episode 7 Super-Show!  19-time Flair Bartending World Champion Christian Delpech of Fuel Bar in Las Vegas joins Steve to talk about everything.   From Christian’s early years in Argentina to traveling the world racking up experiences, prize money, trophies and legendary status in the world of bartending to now judging competitions and what he looks for out of a young competitor.

Christian Delpech
Christian Delpech

There is a lot of wise words of wisdom.  Christian’s passion for what he does is evident and I’m still absolutely stoked about having him on the show.   It’s not all about the money, as Christian tells a story of  finding about $3,500 in an old travel bag after 8 years but still has the trophy on his mantle.  His desire to be the best he can be is only trumped by his humility as an everyday hard-working bartender.

The music featured on this show is a song called “Champagne” by Los Angeles based group Copper The Bet with one of their members being Balvenie Whisky Advocate, Brian Summers.

Copper The Bet
Copper The Bet

After my conversation with Christian Delpech, I touch on the art of the free-pour and give a little “audio seminar” about what I practice used to practice everyday until I became proficient but still now practice several times a week to stay calibrated.

Lastly we close the show with another Reading With Wrigley segment.  London’s Jim Wrigley closes out the reading of The Long Pour segments for the month of March 2015.  This story is called D.H.T. (DickHead Tax).


Last chance approaching to get the 2 for 1 deal on The Long Pour.  Go to TheBartenderBook.com, buy a book and Episode 5’s guest Adam MacDonald will ship a second copy for free.  Act now as this offer expires at the end of March 2015.

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Episode 006 – Making Moves: Evelyn Chick (ft. Zdenek Kastanek)

This episode features Canadian bartender standout Evelyn Chick from The Harbord Room in Toronto. Evelyn talks about relocating from Hong Kong to Vancouver and working her way up in the ranks all the way up to her recent move to Toronto and all the work she’s put in as a finalist for Canada’s first ever Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition with her cocktail, Just In Thyme.

Evelyn Chick and her Bacardi Legacy Cocktail, Just In Thyme
Evelyn Chick and her Bacardi Legacy Cocktail, Just In Thyme

Do you know who the first ever guest bartender in the history of the Raffles Hotel in Singapore is?  Evelyn does.

Featured on this episode is music by a band of service industry warriors, San Diego’s Botanica Chango

Botanica Chango



Finishing off the episode is Travel Episode veteran Zdenek Kastanek from 28 Hong Kong St. and Proof & Co. in Singapore reading a passage called Espresso For The Weirdo from The Long Pour.

Zdenek Kastanek


A reminder that the 2 for 1 deal on The Long Pour expires at the end of March 2015 so go to www.thebartenderbook.com and purchase a copy of The Long Pour and Episode 5 vet Adam MacDonald will send a second copy free of charge.

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Extra – David Piper Reads The Long Pour: The 20 Euro Shag

In an effort to continue to raise awareness of the March special of The Long Pour at TheBartenderBook.com, and to have a bit of fun, we asked the Global Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador, David Piper, to read a passage of the book titled “The 20 Euro Shag” as told by Paul Flair.  In this story, Paul visits Romania for a bartending competition and after a few drinks, meets a lovely young lady who offers him a bargain of a lifetime…

David Piper channeling his inner Paul Flair
David Piper channeling his inner Paul Flair

As far as the book special goes, Episode 5’s guest Adam MacDonald is offering a 2 for 1 deal in the month of March 2015.  It’s quite simply actually, you go to thebartenderbook.com, buy a copy of The Long Pour and he’ll ship a second book free of charge.  It’s a hilarious collection of bartender stories and shouldn’t be missed by anyone who has ever stepped behind the bar.

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Travel Episode – Tel Aviv: Bacardi Legacy (Zdenek Kastanek, Shingo Gokan)

In a special Travel Episode of the Steve Schneider Show, Steve travels to Tel Aviv, to meet up with old friends Shingo Gokan (Angel’s Share, NYC / Speak Low, Shanghai – 2012 Bacardi Legacy World Champion) and Zdenek Kastanek (28 Hong Kong St. / Proof and Co, Singapore) to give seminars, shake cocktails and judge the Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition, Israel Finals.  The winner of the competition goes on to represent Israel in the Bacardi Legacy Global Finals in Sydney in the Spring of 2015.


The travel episode is a bit of a change of pace to the regular SSS Podcast Episodes but will be featured often.  Listen in to hear about a few traveling bartenders’ travel habits, Bacardi Legacy, TLV’s winning cocktail and reports from some of Israel’s top bars and restaurants as visited by Steve.

Also, don’t forget Episode 5’s guest Adam MacDonald has a buy one get one free special on his book. The Long Pour for Schneidey-Show listeners.  It’s simple, go to thebartenderbook.com, buy a book and he ships 2 books.  The offer is only valid for the month of March, 2015

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Extra – Reading With Wrigley – The Long Pour: Absinthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder (Adam MacDonald, Tug van den Bergh)


By popular demand, here is the uninterrupted version of Tug van den Bergh’s story from Ep 5 guest Adam MacDonald‘s book, The Long Pour titled Absinthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder, read by the one and only London barman, Jim Wrigley.

Jim Wrigley
Jim Wrigley. London barman with a golden voice.

For the Month of March, Adam is offering a 2 for 1 deal on The Long Pour.  It’s quite simple, go onto THEBARTENDERBOOK.COM, buy a book and he’ll ship you two books for no extra charge.  Give one to a friend or something.  It’s well worth the price of admission and is one of the most entertaining and funniest books I have ever read.  40+ stories just like this one as narrated by Jim Wrigley.

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Episode 005 – Confidence: Adam MacDonald



In Episode 5 of the Steve Schneider Show Podcast, Australian native Adam MacDonald, former TGI Friday’s Bartender of the Year, founder of Liquid Engineering, mentor to many in Norway and much much more joins Steve to chat about everything from competitions to traveling to creating his book, The Long Pour.  

A special off the cuff deal finds the listeners of the SSS an exclusive deal for the month of March 2015 in a buy one get one free of his book, The Long Pour, to anywhere in the world.  Go to www.thebartenderbook.com and simply purchase one book and you’ll get two. Simple as that.


Also, Episode 5 featured the very first segment of “Reading With Wrigley” as Jim Wrigley, the longtime London bartender with a voice of gold reads a story  from The Long Pour.

The story is titled “Absinthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder” by Tug van den Bergh and is broken into 3 parts throughout the duration of the episode.  Stay tuned for a separate release of the full, uninterrupted tale.

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