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 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Espaniola Standard presented by Emilio Lustau

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Fino, Manzanilla, Amontillado, Palo Cortado, Oloroso, Cream, East India, Pedro Ximénez, Moscatel- the styles and varieties of Sherry, the celebrated fortified wine from Jerez, Spain, provide an endless palette of flavors and nuances, such as dryness, acidity, depth and richness to mixed drinks, punches and cocktails. Once a pre-Prohibition barkeep's staple, its renaissance has reintroduced beverage professionals to not only its standalone identity as a versatile table wine, but as an essential ingredient in any bartender's repertoire.

Please join Emilio Lustau Brand Ambassador Araceli Gascón Varo, to taste a full lineup of Lustau Sherries, to introduce the different styles and bottlings of one of Spain's most celebrated Sherry houses, as well as learn the basics of Sherry production. From the Solera system to the mysterious and essential existence of Flor, to the terroir of the Bodega, attendees will learn- and taste- why this is a fortified wine unlike any other. Guests will have a chance to taste classic cocktails such as the: Sherry Cobbler, Adonis and Bamboo and modern-day creations ("new classics") such as the East India Negroni, Alimony and Rye Witch crafted by cocktail luminaries from around the country.

In addition there will be an opportunity to learn about another unique Spanish spirit from the iconic producers of Lustau: Caballero, a brandy-based liqueur crafted from a 185 year-old Spanish family recipe & legacy. Made from all-natural ingredients such as oranges from Andalucia, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, from Caballero USA National Brand Director, Elan Klebanow.

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A huge range of exceptional Sherry wines, vermouth and brandies, endorsed by outstanding ratings and medals in international competitions confirms Lustau as the benchmark of quality when talking about Sherry. In 2012 Lustau was the Spanish winery to take most international awards... Read More →

Saturday July 18, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Vieux Carre Room at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130