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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 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Brandy With A Spanish Accent

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Brandy de Jerez has been underrated and ignored by bartenders for too long. Yet despite it's obscurity, there's no bottle on the liquor store shelf looks as grand or does as much peacocking. Spanish brandies wear crimson and gold upon their labels, dress in ribbons and wax seals, and announce themselves in Renaissance fonts. Then there are the courtly names, after kings and dukes and cardinals. You've surely noticed these grandees of the brandy world — even if, like most Americans, you've never bought one. Well, now is the time to find out what's inside. Do yourself a favor, and come to this seminar to taste and hear what makes Brandy de Jerez unique among the world's brandies. Our panel will feature experts who’ve flown in from Spain to will share in-depth knowledge of the country’s native spirit. We will taste hard-to-find aged brandies, and learn what special element that Spanish brandy brings to cocktails. Viva la Brandy de Jerez!

Moderators
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Jason Wilson

Author, Boozehound & Planet of the Grapes
JASON WILSON is the author of Boozehound: On The Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits and the wine series Planet of the Grapes. He previously wrote the drinks column for the Washington Post, for which he won awards for Best Newspaper Food Column three times from the Association of Food Journalists. He is a regular columnist for Harpers Wine + Spirit, worked as wine columnist for Philly.com and beer columnist for the San... Read More →

Speakers
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Francois Monti

Author & Journalist
François Monti is a Belgian cocktails and spirits writer who has been living in Madrid since 2009. He was one of the writers for French magazine Ginger (Spirited Awards finalist for Best Publication in 2014). His personal blog, Bottoms Up, available in both French and Spanish, is a must-read for cocktail aficionados. In 2014, he published his first book, ‘Prohibitions’, a short pamphlet against the State’s anti-alcohol policies and a... Read More →

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Friday July 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom South at the Royal Sonesta Hotel 300 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130