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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 CDT

Storytelling: Letters to Young Bartender
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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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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →

Sponsors
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Bacardi USA

Bacardi


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

3:00pm CDT

Bacardi Drinks Theater presents "The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking"
You've heard of dinner theater?  Well, drinks theater is way better!  Only Bacardi could bring Off-Broadway to The French Quarter with this critically-acclaimed, smash-hit musical comedy, on special break from its sold-out run in New York City!  Join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale along with a glittering cast of guest stars for a boozy romp through the history of spirits and cocktails!  Founder Ann Tuennerman calls The Imbible "a super addition to Tales of the Cocktail!"

Combining history, science, and music along with three craft cocktails served during the performance, The Imbible sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history and across the globe accompanied by the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters acapella group.  Sit back and enjoy the music and drinks while Anthony holds forth on all things alcoholic, traces their economic and political impact on our cultural development, conducts live demonstrations of brewing mead and distilling spirits, and – like any good bartender – keeps his guests laughing throughout the night!  Combining Anthony’s encyclopedic knowledge of beverage history and decades of bartending experience with his legendary skills as a storyteller and entertainer, The Imbible treats audiences to a completely original and thoroughly enjoyable evening of immersive theatre utterly unlike anything they’ve ever experienced.  Renowned beverage writer Robert Haynes-Peterson declares that “while the show is wholly entertaining for the average civilian, it’s particularly poignant for bartenders, cocktailians, and distillery geeks.”

Speakers
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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... Read More →
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Anthony Caporale

Principal Consultant, ICE Consulting Group
Anthony is a true pioneer in the beverage world, internationally known for being the first to bring mixology to both YouTube, with his seminal web video series Art of the Drink TV, and then to the New York stage with his groundbreaking Off-Broadway musical comedy, "The Imbible: A... Read More →
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Ann Tuennerman

Founder, Tales of the Cocktail
Ann Tuennerman is the Founder & Executive Director of Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s premier cocktail festival, which draws cocktail professionals from around the country to New Orleans each year. Ann and her husband Paul founded the New Orleans Culinary & Cultural Preservation... Read More →
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Paul Tuennerman

Chief Business Office & Co-Owner, Tales of the Cocktail
Paul Tuennerman is Chief Business Officer and Co-Owner of Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s must-attend cocktail festival held annually in New Orleans. Since its inception, it has attracted more than 100,000 drinks experts and libations enthusiasts from as far away as China, Kenya... Read More →

Sponsors
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Bacardi USA

Bacardi


Saturday July 18, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Le Petite Theatre du Vieux Carre 616 St Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116