Unmissable events at Tales of the Cocktail 2018

10th July, 2018 by Owen Bellwood

Tuesday 17 July

How to Buy & Sell Vintage Spirits Legally


Queen Anne A, Hotel Monteleone

Edgar Harden, of London-­based Old Spirits Company, and US principal attorney Ryan Malkin guide would-­be buyers through the challenges of purchasing vintage spirits.

While the rules and regulations surrounding vintage spirits can be seen as tricky to navigate, this seminar offers advice on valuing different products and evaluating the condition of bottles. If you have a cabinet full of old liquor you won’t want to miss this talk.


A Seat at the Bar: Social Justice Through Cocktails


Iberville A, Hotel Monteleone

In the first free­-to­-attend seminar of this year’s event, a panel including Speed Rack co­founder Lynnette Marrero and Al Thompson, head bartender at Barmini by José Andrés, will discuss representation in the drinks industry.

This talk will investigate whether the cocktail could be an agent for social change and if mixed drinks could be used as a way to reach “hearts and minds through the stomach”.


Building a Healthier, Happier Bar Industry


Vieux Carre, Hotel Monteleone

Healthy Hospo founder Tim Etherington-Judge will moderate this seminar, which aims to combat the bar world’s reputation as the industry with highest rates of drug abuse.

A panel, including St­-Germain brand ambassador Camille Ralph Vidal, will look at the health of the industry and how people working in hospitality can improve their sleep and nutrition.

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