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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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Wednesday, July 15 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Dynamic Duo: Paul Gustings and David Wondrich at The Empire Bar Presented by Laird's

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The Empire Bar at Broussard's Featuring Laird's

With a history stretching back to 1698, there is no more traditional spirit in America than the Laird company’s fine apple brandies. Likewise, it would be difficult to find two contemporary mixologists more devoted to the traditional way of making drinks than Paul Gustings and David Wondrich—or rather, one contemporary mixologist and one contemporary bartender (Gustings hates to be called a “mixologist,” but then again he hates a lot of things). Heading the bar at the iconic Broussard’s, Gustings has expanded the collective palate of New Orleans one drink at a time, while  Wondrich, a man renowned for his encyclopedic knowledge of spirits as well as his impressive beard, literally wrote the book on the pre-Prohibition cocktail.

 

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David Wondrich

Senior Resident Fellow, North Gowanus Institute for Cranial Distempers
David Wondrich is widely hailed as the world’s foremost authority on the history of the cocktail and one of the founders of the modern craft cocktail movement. The longtime Drinks Correspondent for Esquire magazine, Dr. Wondrich (he has a PhD in Comparative Literature) is a five-time Tales of the Cocktail® Spirit Award winner. He is the author of countless newspaper and magazine articles and five books, including the hugely... Read More →
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Paul Gustings

Paul Gustings has been a heavy-hitter in the bartending community for the past 35 years. His efforts at Broussard's alone have garnered the recognition of Esquire Magazine, The New York Times, The Esquire Channel, and scores of craft cocktail aficionados and writers throughout the world. Paul moved to New Orleans in 1980 and has worked for various landmarks of the New Orleans restaurant circuit since - including Olde N'awlins Cookery, Mr. B's... Read More →

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Wednesday July 15, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Broussard's 819 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112