Tales of the Cocktail® Coming to Vancouver in March 2011

on 17/11/10 at 12:15 pm

Booze News

For eight years Tales of the Cocktail® has been bringing cocktail lovers from around the world to New Orleans. What began as a small gathering of cocktail lovers 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 parties and seminars designed to give cocktail lovers 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 it’s 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 pairedwith 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.

For information and email updates on Vancouver dates, ticket sales and more, visit www.TalesoftheCocktail.com

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