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Gibson Chan

Gibson Chan, Molecular Mixologist

Hong Kong local, Gibson Chan earned his bartending chops through hard work, creativity, along with the help of mentors. Gibson is currently the Group Beverage Manager for Dragon Ace, working across venues such as...

Meet Matteo Belkeziz of Sydney’s Bar Machiavelli

At the age of 20 years old, Matteo Belkeziz decided to leave his hometown of Florence, Italy armed with a one-way ticket to London. There, Matteo found himself working at some of the city’s...
Luke Whearty

Meet Luke Whearty – Aussie Expat and Owner of Operation Dagger, Singapore

Australian ex-pat is now calling Singapore home; Luke Whearty earned his bartending chops in Melbourne before taking his talents to Asia where he owns and operates Operation Dagger, one of Asia’s most progressive bars....

A Slovakian in Singapore – Meet Mimi Lorandova

Mimi Lorandova chatted to Drinks World about how she started in the industry and her current role at Proof and Company. Drinks World: Tell us about your role at Proof and Company? Mimi Lorandova: I am a Spirits Evangelist for...

Raphael Meyer Talks Industry Influences, the Bar Scene and His New Role at Neo...

Hong Kong born and raised, Raphael Meyer has worked at some of the region’s most renowned venues. Recently landing the position of Bar Manager at Neo Cocktail Club, Raphael has used his wealth of...

Martin Thatcher Talks all Things Cider

Martin Thatcher of Thatchers Cider was recently in the country and caught up with Lukas Raschilla from Drinks World to talk all things cider. Drinks World: What’s the response been like with Thatchers Cider in...
Yuriko Naganuma

Meet Yuriko Naganuma – Head Bartender at Bar De Luxe

Meet Yuriko Naganuma, Head Bartender at newly opened Bar De Luxe, Hong Kong, and protege to legendary mixologist and owner of Tokyo’s Bar High Five, Hidetsugu Ueno. Yuriko chatted to Drinks Worlds about how a love for...
Mario Calderone

Meet Mario Calderone – Bar Manager at Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge

Born and raised in the island of Sicily, Mario Calderone has spent the last ten years traveling the world, working at acclaimed bars and restaurants across London, Australia and Hong Kong, including Novikov Restaurant,...
Charly Kusaksizoglu


Charly Kusaksizoglu
 – From Bartender to Bar Builder

Serhan Kusaksizoglu, or Charly as he is affectionately known, has journeyed from behind the bar to building bars. He has worked at some of the world’s most iconic venues, including the legendary Schumann’s Bar...

Meet Josh O’Brien – Australian Bacardi Legacy Finalist

Josh O’Brien, bartender at The Bowery in Brisbane and cocktail competition fiend, chatted to Drinks World’s Lukas Raschilla about how he went from teaching to bartending, competitions, and how he finally made it through...