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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 • 10:00am - 6:00pm
Shots of Inspiration- Bitters Makers and Author Signings

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Located in the Hotel Monteleone lobby, the "Shots of Inspiration" table returns with one of the most exhaustive collections of cocktail books including the newest titles and old favorites. Stop by throughout the week for our special book signings where the world’s best cocktail writers will be on hand to talk about their latest works and sign a copy for you to take home. Bitter Makers will also be on hand to discuss and sample their new and classic products. Join us to find a little inspiration all week long.

*Author signings and bitter tasting time slots are 1 hour long and include different authors and bitter makers each day. Be sure to check the daily schedule to see who and when they will be there!*

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Personalities
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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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Fred Minnick

Ascot-wearing Fred Minnick wrote the award-winning Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch & Irish Whiskey, the critically acclaimed Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker and the upcoming Bourbon: The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of An American Whiskey. Minnick writes for Whisky Advocate and Whisky Magazine. Minnick lives in Louisville, Ky., where he teaches bourbon classes for the Kentucky... Read More →
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Jared Brown

Master Distiller, Sipsmith Limited
Sipsmith Master Distiller Jared Brown made his first spirits at age ten after reading that early American colonists froze cider and lifted out the ice to concentrate the alcohol. As an adult (after a degree in hospitality from NYU, five years in operations at the Essex House Hotel and a few good bartending jobs) he went on to co-author a few dozen books on drinks and drinking with his wife Anistatia Miller, including the world’s... Read More →
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Jonathan Pogash

President/Owner, The Cocktail Guru
I am a father of 2, a husband to 1, and a mixer of drinks | | Jonathan Pogash, “The Cocktail Guru,” is an educator and cocktail consultant for restaurants and beverage brands. With offices in New England and NYC, Jonathan's signature cocktails can be seen and enjoyed in many of North America’s most upscale cocktail lounges and restaurants. He has lent his expertise to “The Today Show," "Fox & Friends," Fox Boston... Read More →
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Julie Reiner

Owner, Clover Club
Julie Reiner has been elevating the cocktail scene in NYC for fifteen years, most notably with the opening of the Flatiron Lounge (2003), the Pegu Club (2005), and Brooklyn’s Clover Club (2008). As co-owner and beverage director of the Flatiron Lounge, Reiner drew much of her inspiration from her native Hawaii by utilizing the freshest fruits and premier quality spices & spirits available in her original cocktails. Julie’s beverage... Read More →
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Philip Greene

Consultant/Brand Ambassador, Papa's Pilar Rum, Hemingway Rum Co.
Philip Greene is an attorney, writer and cocktail historian.  He is Trademark and Internet Counsel to the U.S. Marine Corps, based at the Pentagon.  He is also one of the founders of the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans.  He has presented at conferences, festivals and other events around the world on a wide range of topics, including multiple times for the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., and has also done events for the... Read More →
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Tad Carducci

Tad Carducci is a lifelong bartender, award-winning mixologist and general bon vivant, with twenty-five years experience in the hospitality industry. He is one half of the dynamic duo known as the Tippling Bros., a New York based beverage consultancy dedicated to "spirituous advisement and raising of the bar". He has won several major awards and national cocktail competitions and has judged, organized and emceed a few as well. Carducci is a... Read More →
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Tony Abou-Ganim

The Modern Mixologist
Tony Abou-Ganim is widely regarded as one of the pioneering and leading bar professionals in the world. He has made dozens of national TV appearances on shows including TODAY, Iron Chef America, Good Morning America, CNBC, Fox News and more. Abou-Ganim is the author of The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails (Agate, 2010) which offers readers an in-depth look into spirits and ingredients available to today’s mixologist, both... Read More →

Sponsors
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Boy Drinks World

Boy Drinks World is a maker of fine handcrafted bitters and extracts.
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Pink House Alchemy

Pink House Alchemy (pH) is a Arkansas based company that produces simple syrups, bitters and shrubs. pH works closely with a team of Food Scientists to get the purest extraction from each botanical we use. Arkansas's climate lends to one of the longest growing seasons in the country, and we work tirelessly to harvest as much local fruit as possible. Arkansas black apples, strawberries, passion fruit, elderberries, mulberries, paw paws....the list... Read More →
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United States Bartenders' Guild

The mission of the United States Bartenders' Guild is to united the hospitality community to advance professional bartending. We accomplish this through working with our committed partners to enrich the career advancement of our members through peer-to-peer learning, expert instruction, service projects, and competition.


Friday July 17, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm
Lobby of the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130