Michael Butt


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Soft drinks producers need to be more creative with sugar reductions, says Michael Butt

There’s no shortage of creativity when it comes to list creation – it’s just a shame soft drinks producers can’t follow suitPrepare for a bifurcated c

Spirits & Cocktails

Trend churn: Crafting cocktails in the age of social media

The advent of iPhones and Instagram has put bars under increasing pressure to reinvent themselves and their menus.

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Opinion: Michael Butt on Brexit and the hospitality industry

Many things are up in the air with Brexit, but none of the landings look particularly comfortable for the world of hospitalityIn March 2019, we will b

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The Modern Bartender: Michael Butt on the changing of times

The internet has come of age – and so has the modern professional bartenderTwenty years ago, the Modern Professional Bartender (MPB) barely existed.

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Michael Butt: a bar team is more than the sum of its parts

An effective modern bar team needs to contain several specialists and share its knowledge to succeedJonathan Downey once said, ‘A great bar team is li

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Difficult flavours: Michael Butt on understanding our attraction

With amaros and bitters ever more common on the backbar, we need a better understanding of our attraction to these ‘difficult’ flavoursMy father was a

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Changing of the times: Michael Butt

An impending Significant Birthday sees our columnist reflecting on changes in taste and fashionSometime between the inevitably late submission of this

Spirits & Cocktails

Michael Butt: a bar team is more than the sum of its parts

An effective modern bar team needs to contain several specialists and share its knowledge to succeedJonathan Downey once said, ‘A great bar team is li

Spirits & Cocktails

Difficult flavours: Michael Butt on understanding our attraction

With amaros and bitters ever more common on the backbar, we need a better understanding of our attraction to these ‘difficult’ flavoursMy father was a

Spirits & Cocktails

Changing of the times: Michael Butt

An impending Significant Birthday sees our columnist reflecting on changes in taste and fashionSometime between the inevitably late submission of this

Mixers & More

Sugar and mixers: Michael Butt on the Sugar Tax

The move away from sugar is having a positive effect on the world of mixersSugar is not bad. But too much sugar is.

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Opinion: Michael Butt on brand ambassadoring

Think brand ambassadoring is your way out of the grind? Think againLike a prickle in a sock or the pea under the proverbial mattress, there has been a

Mixers & More

Sugar and mixers: Michael Butt on the Sugar Tax

The move away from sugar is having a positive effect on the world of mixersSugar is not bad. But too much sugar is.

News

Opinion: Michael Butt on brand ambassadoring

Think brand ambassadoring is your way out of the grind? Think againLike a prickle in a sock or the pea under the proverbial mattress, there has been a