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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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Thursday, July 16 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Artisan Distilling, Old World New World

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A conversation with three distillers and two bartenders contrasting Artisan Distilling in the old world sense and artisan distilling as it has flourished over the last 8 years here in the United States. Representative cocktails from each style will be presented by Dale DeGroff and Alba Huerta.

Moderators
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Dale DeGroff

Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff, aka King Cocktail,developed his extraordinary techniques and talent tending bar at great establishments, most notably New York's famous Rainbow Room, where in the '80's, he pioneered a gourmet approach to recreating the great classic cocktails. DeGroff has since been credited with reinventing the bartending profession, setting off a cocktail revival that continues to flourish. ... 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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Alba Huerta

Alba Huerta brings her passion for quality spirits and a sense of warmth and hospitality behind the bar at Julep.  A graduate of the University of Nevada, Alba has bartended throughout Las Vegas and Houston, where she developed her love affair for fine spirits—especially whiskey and agave spirits—and proved herself a skilled professional. Raised in Houston, Alba’s first bartending job in 2000 at Timberwolf Pub motivated... Read More →
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Alain Royer

VP Development, Renaud-Cointreau Group
Born in Bordeaux, raised in Jarnac in the heart of the Cognac region, Alain Royer comes from a Family involved with Cognac since before the French revolution. Studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, then an MBA at HEC/ISA near Paris. Alain worked as a distiller, blender and liquor maker in Austria, also involved in producing Smirnoff vodka and Campari under licence at that time. Military service in the French Air Force. After 10 years in the Family... Read More →
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Lance Winters

Master Distiller, St. George Spirits
Master distiller Lance Winters is the creative force behind St. George Spirits, known for his “penchant for gleefully shunning the spirits world's conventions” (Esquire) and respected for having “a passion for his craft only equaled by his explosive imagination” (The Bold Italic). | | Lance came to St. George Spirits in 1996 after working as a U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and brewer. Motivated by the desire to make whiskey out of... Read More →

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Thursday July 16, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Queen Anne Ballroom at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130