PechaKucha Presentation

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Rogerio Igarashi Vaz

Bartender, Director, Bar TRENCH in Tokyo

"The bar is a great place to learn about geography because it has bottles from all over the world."

In "The Art of Drinking" from Tokyo's Brazilian Lifestyle Powered by PechaKucha, Bartender Rogerio Igarashi Vaz shares a facinating perspective on how the collision of Eurpoean, African, and aboriginal cultures of his native Brazil, informs much of his mixology philosophy and many of the drinks he serves up in his century-old-motiffed 12-seat bar in fashionable Ebisu, Tokyo. He talks about the more emphemeral duties of a Bartender while ellaborating on his shared love for twisting old world cocktails into re-imagined modern versions, sometimes even using the most unlikely of incredients, from bacon to seaweed, often substituting a classic drink's base with Brazil's distilled sugarcane spirit, Cachaça!

He signs off by saluding "Bartenders are tring to make a better world ...through Cocktails!"

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Partaking of the Green Muse

BY DAVID ZOPPETTI
@ SWISS PECHAKUCHA NIGHT ON FEB 07, 2014

David Zoppetti is an expert on the alcoholic beverage absinthe. Here he speaks on the history of this once-contraversial drink, and rectifies some of history's inaccurate notions. David advocates the practice of enjoying absinthe properly, and says it's great to partake in at any time of day. (in Japanese)

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Stop Drinking Tea!

BY SERGEY MYACHIN
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2013

Sergey Myachin speaks hilariously on the harm caffeine does to the human body and its detriment to effective working. He gives some scientific background on the chemical, and advocates that we avoid consuming too much tea and coffee. (in Russian)

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Making His Parents Proud

BY SAM MECHLING
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 03, 2014

Sam Mechling's parents had such high hopes for him on his second birthday. Here's how it turns out for them.  The rest of us might want to figure out how to get on Sam's Christmas card list.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 24, 2014.

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The Adventuring Barman

BY COLIN BRYSON
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Colin Bryson is a traveling barman, who talks about running away, buying one-way plane tickets, failure, and learning about yourself. 

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Drinking A Place

BY FELICITY JANE POWELL
@ VOL 24 ON JUL 15, 2015

When you are drinking a wine you are experiencing a place, says Felicity Jane Powell who was a wine consultant in London. Love your place and people will live your wine! Drinking globally is killing out planet. Why do we have to drink wines from all the way the other side of the world?!

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The Art & Science of Mixology

BY JASPER ADAMS
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 31, 2015

"Making cocktails and tending bar is a process that evolves from science into art. Doing the science beforehand enables the art during service." 

From "The Art & Science of Mixology" from PechaKucha Asheville Vol. 8, Asheville Organizer Jasper Adams, beverage manager at Table restaurant and The Imperial Life bar in Asheville and co-founder of Ninebar Creative, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the science and the work behind the beauty of cocktails and the craft of tending bar.

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STATE OF B-ING

BY ED BENAVENTE
@ VOL 4 ON DEC 02, 2015

Part drinking game, part biography, part boosterism, Ed Benavente schools us  on all things "B". 

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Eating, Drinking and Anonymous Blogging in Vientiane

BY LILANI GOONESENA
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Lilani Goonesena is the blogger behind Eat Drink Laos, who is also a freelance writer and web designer. She is the nosy person who asks endless questions and shamelessly snaps photos in restaurants and at street food stalls around Vientiane. Lilani gives us a peek into the scrumptious world of food blogging in Vientiane.

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Better Drinking Culture

BY CAM BRIEDEN
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 26, 2017

...because hangovers suck. Cam Brieden shares.