Expert Interviews

WILSON PIRES

A Portuguese bartender that has been getting his recognition in the Bar industry with his creative cocktail presentations, menus designs and the development of full bar concepts. We can say that he is a part of the Libbey family since we meet him in 2014, as the winner of the Portuguese “Barman of the Year” and vintage contest which was sponsored by Libbey.He participated in Libbey’s second Glassology Design contest, where he reached the semifinals. In the Lisbon Bar Show in 2017…

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SCHOFIELD BROTHERS

Two brothers with two different stories ending up with a similar dream; Opening up their own bar in their home town Manchester. After years of gaining experience in both the UK and other cocktail capitals like Singapore and Paris, the Schofield brothers are ready for the next stage. Our Brand Ambassador Kevin Vollebregt met with the two brothers in Manchester to talk about future plans, glassware, the Industry in Manchester and the best meal in town; the place their father…

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LUKE WHEARTY

A cocktail and industry mastermind is coming home. After working in Singapore for almost 4 years, and receiving more than 10 awards in 3 years’ time, Luke Whearty is heading to his hometown Melbourne to open up his new project BYRDI. Luke is known as one of the most forward thinking persons in the Industry and his BYRDI bottles can already be found in bars around the world. With is mind set to focus on only local ingredients we can expect some of the most unique…