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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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Saturday, July 18 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Spanish Brandy: It's a Thing

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There's no doubt that the Brandy category's presence on hot cocktail bar menus is on the rise with an assortment of Cognacs, Armagnacs and Calvados on many a drinks list. Yet, where does Spanish Brandy, infamous for both it's value to quality ratio while tinged with history fall into the mix?

'Spanish Brandy: It's a Thing' will offer an exploration into the general category of Brandy placing emphasis on Spanish Brandy. Leading category experts; Master Sommelier, Robert Bigelow, Torres Brandy Global Brand Manager, Michael La Terriere and Joel Cuellar of NYC's infamous Brandy Library will deep dive into the background and history of Spanish Brandy and how it differs from other Brandy's around the world.

And, attendees will be greeted to 'Spanish Brandy: It's a Thing' with a Classic Brandy Cocktail followed by an exclusive guided Torres Brandy vertical tasting featuring 10, 15, 20 and 30 year pours in addition to barrel samples and other rare offerings.

Moderators
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Rob Bigelow

Director of Wine Education, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
As Senior Director of Wine Education and On-Premise Development, Rob Bigelow oversees all wine education programs for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. As part of his dual responsibilities he also plays a critical role in the company’s work with key stakeholders in the on-premise trade. Bigelow holds the coveted title of Master Sommelier, which he was awarded in 2002 as the fiftieth American recipient and the seventh American to pass all three... Read More →

Speakers
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Joel Cuellar

The Brandy Library
Joel Cuellar has been an authority on brown spirits for a decade first behind the bar at the NYC institution, The Brandy Library, and at its recently opened baby brother, Copper and Oak. | Joel also teaches seminars on a regular basis and is a permanent judge on the New York International Spirits competition.
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Michael La Terrière

Spirits Global Manager, Miguel Torres
As Global Spirits Manager for Miguel Torres, S.A., Michael La Terrière is responsible for the development of a new Spirits Division within Miguel Torres, SA.Despite his French ancestry and surname, Michael was born and brought up in Scotland. His father worked for Justerini & Brooks (J&B) so the Spirits industry runs in his blood. He joined Inver House Distillers at the age of 28, where he worked for 14 years taking... Read More →

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Saturday July 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Bonnet Carre Room at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130