For eight years Tales of the Cocktail has been bringing cocktail aficionados, from around the world, to New Orleans. What began as a small gathering of cocktail enthusiasts and professionals has grown to become the premier cocktail festival, serving as an annual meeting place for the world’s most influential professionals.
For the first time, this internationally acclaimed cocktail festival is taking its show on the
road with Tales of the Cocktail on Tour. This first mini-festival will be held in
Vancouver, March 13-15, 2011, and will feature a series of events and seminars designed
to give everyone a taste of what’s in store at Tales of the Cocktail 2011.
“This is such an exciting step forward for Tales of the Cocktail and for cocktail
aficionados around the world,” said Paul Tuennerman, Chief Business Officer at Tales of
the Cocktail. “New Orleans will always be our home, but it’ll be fun to take what
makes Tales of the Cocktail so special to other parts of the world.”
This three-day festival will feature six seminars, held at the beautiful Fairmont Pacific
Rim hotel, from some of the world’s top mixologists, as well as opening and closing
events. Vancouver was chosen as the first Tales of the Cocktail on Tour city because of
its growing influence on the world cocktail industry.
“Vancouver has an authentic culture, a welcoming sense of hospitality and an
incredibly passionate group of bar professionals. All this makes the city an exciting, well
deserving destination for Tales of the Cocktail, the global cocktail event,” said Charlotte
Voisey, Brand Ambassador for William Grant & Sons and New Orleans Culinary and
Cultural Preservation Society Board Member.
About Tales of the Cocktail
Tales of the Cocktail is the world’s premier cocktail festival, bringing together the most
respected minds on mixology for five days of cocktails, cuisine and culture. Held
annually in New Orleans, this event has something for cocktail professionals and
enthusiasts alike with a spirited schedule of seminars, dinners, competitions, parties and
special events where brands showcase their latest products. Now in its ninth year, Tales
of the Cocktail® returns with another round of events all perfectly paired with some of
the best cocktails ever made. Shake things up at Tales of the Cocktail® 2011, July 20-24.
About the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society
The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society is a non-profit organization
committed to preserving the unique culture of cocktails and cuisine in New Orleans and
beyond. Since it’s founding in 2006 the NOCCPS has supported members of the
hospitality industry through educational opportunities such as the Flo Woodward
Scholarship and the Cocktail Apprentice Scholarship Program as well as the production
of events like Tales of the Cocktail.
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