Tales of the Cocktail® 2013 Tickets on Sale Now

on 01/04/13 at 8:41 am

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a1Individual tickets and special packages can be purchased online at TalesoftheCocktail.com for the 11th annual Tales of the Cocktail®, being held July 17-21, 2013.

NEW ORLEANS—March 30, 2013—Tales of the Cocktail® is gearing up for their 11th year with a yet another spirited line-up of seminars, special events, competitions, tastings and more. Throughout the five days of morning till night events, cocktail experts and professionals will share insights and products that are new to Tales of the Cocktail and the entire spirits industry. Individual tickets, professional workshops and special ticket packages for this summer’s festivities go on sale today online at TalesoftheCocktail.com.

“As is the past, the industry continues to hold back their most intriguing and exciting seminar content for Tales of the Cocktail and this year is no exception,” said Paul G. Tuennerman, Co-Founder of Tales of the Cocktail. “Where else but Tales of the Cocktail can you expect to have your mind blown all night long as folks pull out every stop in an effort to entertain and delight our guests.”

Ticket prices range from $40 to $85 depending on the seminar, special event or excursion. New seminars debuting at Tales of the Cocktail® 2013 include:

A Shot and A Beer

Throughout Tales of the Cocktail® 2013 we’ll be sampling some of the most inventive and intricate drinks the world has ever tasted. But sometimes nothing beats the simple pleasure of a shot and a beer. At a Shot and a Beer we’ll be exploring the simpler side of bartending with potent pairings of premium spirit shots and craft beers. And if the strong flavors aren’t enough, we’ll be filling the air with the big, bold sounds of New Orleans brass.

The Finer Side of Mexico

For a few hours of Tales of the Cocktail® 2013, we’re taking your taste buds south of the border at the finer side of Mexico. This special tasting event will feature a curated collection of the world’s rarest blanco, reposado and añejo tequilas and mezcals all served straight so you can get to know these spirits in their purest form. No matter how well you think you know tequila and mezcal, we guarantee you’ve never tasted the spirits of Mexico like this before.

Gin & Tonic is Only the Beginning

The Gin & Tonic. Such a perfectly simple drink, but treated so poorly over the past 50 years. Well, at Tales of the Cocktail® 2013, we’re going to give the Gin & Tonic the respect it deserves. At Gin & Tonic is Only the Beginning, bartenders from around the world will be mixing up gin and tonic and who knows what else to make delicious new creations of this classic drink. So join us to taste how complex this simple cocktail can be.

Hotel Monteleone Street Side

Walk right out of the door of the Hotel Monteleone into the streets for a tasting room like no other. Brands will be setting up for you to come out and have some fun on either side of the Hotel Monteleone.

Ticket packages are the way to experience all the best of Tales of the Cocktail. A limited number of special all-inclusive, locals-only and educational ticket packages are available for sale at TalesoftheCocktail.com.

Founders Day Package

$625.00 (Savings of $104.00)

Tales of the Cocktail® is five days packed from morning to night with seminars, competitions, events, tasting rooms and more. The Founder’s Day Package is the way to taste it all. This all-week pass gives you a pack of seminars of your choosing and entrance to all the week’s biggest parties and competitions, including an invite-only send-off brunch hosted by Ann & Paul Tuennerman a.k.a. Mrs. and Mr. Cocktail and the Tales of the Cocktail® Angels. A limited number of Founder’s Day packages are available so reserve yours today.

Each Founders Day Package Includes:

  • 3 Seminars on Wednesday, July 17
  • 3 Seminars on Thursday, July 18
  • 3 Seminars on Friday, July 19
  • 3 Seminars on Saturday, July 20
  • Gin and Tonic is Only the Beginning on Wednesday, July 17
  • USS World Class Happy Hour on Thursday, July 18 (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)
  • A Shot and A Beer on Friday, July 19 (7:30 PM to 10:00 PM)
  • Cocktail Kingdom Gift
  • Herbsaint Poster
  • Drink It In! E-Recipe Book (Value of $10.00)

Native Spirits Package

$165.00

New Orleans wouldn’t be the cocktail destination it is it without the professionals that man the legendary bars and the patrons who support them. To say thanks to all the locals that give our cocktails their local flavor, we created the Native Spirits Package. This locals-only package gives you access to some of best events at Tales of the Cocktail® 2013, all so you so you can mix with cocktail lovers from around the world, giving them a taste of what New Orleans is all about.

Each Native Spirits Package Includes:

  • Gin and Tonic is Only the Beginning on Wednesday, July 17
  • USS World Class Happy Hour on Thursday, July 18 (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)
  • A Shot and A Beer on Friday, July 19 (7:30 PM to 10:00 PM)
  • Cocktail Kingdom Item
  • Drink It In! E-Recipe Book (Value of $10.00)

How to Run A Successful Bar Business presented by Bar Smarts

$141.00

Back by popular demand, “How To Run a Successful Bar” will be presented again during the 2013 Professional Series at Tales of the Cocktail®. Updated and expanded, this full-day seminar will be led by Philip Duff (Spirited Awards’ “World’s Best Presenter” 2012) and acclaimed spirits consultant Andy Seymour, with additional panelists including Cedd Moses (213 group, California), Sean Muldoon (The Dead Rabbit, New York), Paul Tanguay (Tippling Bros., Mercadito & The Tippler, NY), plus many, many more.

Each BarSmarts® Package Includes:

  • 1st Seminar on Wednesday, July 17 (10:00 AM to 11:30 AM)
  • 2nd Seminar on Wednesday, July 17 (12:30 PM to 2:00 PM)
  • 3rd Seminar on Wednesday, July 17 (3:00 PM to 4:30 PM)
  • Certificate from BarSmarts
  • Drink It In! E-Recipe Book (Value of $10.00)

The Vermouth Institute Package

$141.00

Fortify your knowledge of one of the world’s most underappreciated spirits at the 2013 Tales of the Cocktail® Vermouth Institute. This special three-seminar sequence during Tales of the Cocktail® 2013 will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about the historic fortified wine, mainstay of the world’s most iconic cocktails and the only real base you can use for cocktails paired with food.

Each Vermouth Institute Package Includes:

  • 1st Seminar on Thursday, July 18 (1:00 PM to 2:30 PM)
  • 2nd Seminar on Friday, July 19 (1:00 PM to 2:30 PM)
  • 3rd Seminar on Saturday, July 20 (1:00 PM to 2:30 PM)
  • Certificate from Vermouth Institute
  • Drink It In! E-Recipe Book (Value of $10.00)

School of Spirits with Mark Ridgwell Package

$188.00

Gin, vodka, scotch and American whiskey—four behemoths of the spirits world. Every bartender knows them, but how well? At Tales of the Cocktail® 2013, the venerable Mark Ridgwell leads a special four-seminar crash course that dives a each of these legendary spirits. Join us and in four short days you’ll be well on your way to mastering the big four with a School of Spirits diploma to show for it.

Each School of Spirits with Mark Ridgwell Includes:

  • Gin. A Product of the Marketeer or TasteMaker?
  • Vodka. Spirit for Fashionistas or TasteMakers?
  • Scotch. A Spirit Full of Baggage or Taste?
  • American. In Fashion Yes but a Match for Scotch?
  • Certificate from School of Spirits
  • Drink It In! E-Recipe Book (Value of $10.00)

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About Tales of the Cocktail®

This summer the industry’s most influential bartenders and spirit lovers from around the globe will drink in every ounce of cocktail knowledge and culture at Tales of the Cocktail® 2013. The world’s premier cocktail festival returns to New Orleans with another non-stop schedule of educational seminars, tasting rooms, Spirited Dinners®, Spirited Awards®, competitions and more. We guarantee you won’t leave thirsty at the 11th Annual Tales of the Cocktail®, July 17-21, 2013. For more information about drinking it in with us this summer, visit TalesoftheCocktail.com.

About the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society

The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society (NOCCPS) 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 programs like the Apprentice Aid Fund, providing financial assistance to former apprentices in times of medical need, the Cocktail Apprentice Scholarship Program and the Flo Woodward Memorial Scholarship as well as the production of events like Tales of the Cocktail®.