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The Spirits are Calling. Will you answer? Join us July 15-19, 2015 as the international spirits community answers the call, returning for another spirited round of Tales of the Cocktail®.
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Friday, July 17 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Quinquina/Chinato: Bark to the Future

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The epic and visually stunning story of a historic and until recently near-dead category of aperitif wine. The story of quinine in wine is interwoven with many of the major social and political developments of the mid 19th to the mid 20th century Europe. We will explore how this category came to thrive, a century later to wither, and its renewed relevance in today's drinks marketplace.

Moderators
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Eric Seed

Principal, Haus Alpenz
Eric Seed is the Founder and Principal of Haus Alpenz, an importer, distributor and brand manager for a wide range of wines and spirits. Established in 2005, Haus Alpenz is recognized for reviving a number of historic and important classic drinks components such as Creme de Violette, Batavia Arrack, Allspice Dram, Chambery and Torino vermouth. For these efforts, Eric and his team have been three times James Beard Foundation semi-finalists... Read More →

Speakers
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Jean-Pierre Cointreau

CEO, RENAUD COINTREAU
Jean-Pierre COINTREAU has been CEO of the RENAUD COINTREAU family Group since 1984. | | This Group is dedicated to historical premium brands of | - Champagne GOSSET, the oldest winehouse in Champagne since 1584 | - Cognac FRAPIN, a 100 % Grande Champagne estate with no out sourcing | - french Liqueurs (VEDRENNE, MAURIN). JE VOUS LAISSE METTRE LES TEXTES QUE VOUS VOULEZ | | Past President of the French Liqueurs Union, member of the boards of the... Read More →
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Jordan Silbert

Founder, Q Drinks
Jordan is the founder of Q Drinks. He started the company in his kitchen after a night drinking good gin with great friends and bad tonic water. Today, Q Drinks makes 8 different flavors of spectacular cocktail sodas: Q Tonic, Q Ginger Beer, Q Ginger (ale), Q Club, Q Kola, Q Sparkling Grapefruit, Q Sparkling Lemon, and Q Sparkling Orange. They are proudly served at many of America's very best restaurants and cocktail lounges.

Sponsors
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Cocchi

Giulio Cocchi is an authentic 125 years old family owned producer of Aromatized Wines and premium Sparkling Wines based in Asti, Italy.  Cocchi vermouths are a range of drinks solutions, best value for money, adaptable and easy to use.  | A cult name for bartenders all over the world.


Friday July 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
La Nouvelle Orleans West at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130