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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 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Storytelling: Letters to Young Bartender

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Letters to a Young Bartender returns to Tales of the Cocktail® with new letters from legendary mentors of the global bartending scene. Find out what advice they wish they could have given themselves as they started out on their journey behind the stick.

Personalities
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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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Colin Asare-Appiah

Senior Portfolio Manager, Bacardi
Colin Asare-Appiah is a trendsetter in the spirits industry. In the UK, he was the original cocktail guide for "The Good Food Show" and co-founder of the London Academy of Bartending, known today as LAB – the benchmark bar in London.  "The Good Food Show elevated the concept of cocktail culture," he says. "I've continued to do shows all around Europe and the States, including 'Cocktail Kings,' a series for the Discovery Network... Read More →
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Erik Lorincz

Head Bartender, American bar, The Savoy
Erik started his career graduating from the Hospitality School in his native Slovakia in 1999. Shortly afterwards he came across the first bartending book by Roman Uhlir. This inspired Erik greatly and he decided to take up the opportunity to learn about bartending. He joined a three month intensive bartending program in Prague run by Roman Uhlir; who became his first mentor. | In January 2004, Erik decided to move to London to improve his... Read More →
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Lynnette Marrero

Owner/Co-Founder, DrinksAt6/Speed Rack
Lynnette Marrero’s “spirited” career began when she accepted a job at New York’s Flatiron Lounge alongside cocktail savant Julie Reiner. Marrero quickly made the transition from cocktail-waitress to bartender and knew that the spirits industry was her true calling. After learning the ropes at Flatiron Lounge, Marrero became a senior bartender at Freemans NYC known for it’s skilled bartenders whose innovative drinks were featured in a... Read More →
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Sean Kenyon

Bartender/Proprietor, Williams & Graham, Denver, CO
Sean Kenyon was literally born to be behind a bar. He is a third generation Barman, his Grandfather, Mother and Father have been pub owners and bartenders in New Jersey since the 1930's. Sean was raised in his family's pubs and while other kids wanted to be firemen or super heroes, he always wanted to be a Bartender. He first stepped behind the bar at the young age of sixteen and has never left. Over the course of his 29-year bartending career... Read More →

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Bacardi USA

Bacardi


Saturday July 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Le Petite Theatre du Vieux Carre 616 St Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116