Unmissable events at Tales of the Cocktail 2018

10th July, 2018 by Owen Bellwood

Friday 20 July

Straight Up with a Twist on Mental Health


Queen Anne Ballroom, Hotel Monteleone

This talk aims to answer the question, how can you make people happy if you’re not happy yourself? It will highlight the steps bartenders and those working in hospitality can take to maintain their mental health, covering topics such as nutrition and sleep in the quest to become happier and more productive people.


Inclusion in Hospitality: Why and How to Build a Longer Table


Iberville B, Hotel Monteleone

Racial insensitivity and sexual harassment are just the tip of the oppression iceberg. This seminar aims to determine what individuals and organisations can do to make inclusiveness the norm. The panel will explore practical steps hospitality professionals can take towards diversity and true equality, and how to implement them.


Guest Who?


Queen Anne Ballroom, Hotel Monteleone

As collaboration in the bar world increases, more leading names are travelling to other cities and countries to take part in bartender residencies. The panel, including The Dead Rabbit’s beverage director Jillian Vose, hopes to offer a unique perspective on the differences between guest bartending and pop­ups, and look at how brand messages can be effective for both.


Cocktails and Chill – Better Home Bartending


Queen Anne Ballroom, Hotel Monteleone

In this seminar, PDT bartender Jim Meehan, Cocktail Lovers co­founder Sandrae Lawrence and bartender Jacob Briars will explain how to create a home bar on any budget, from ‘struggling student’ to ‘swinging sultan’. From must-­have spirits to the ultimate equipment, this talk will include a showcase of the best home bars around the world. The presenters will explain how to build a spirits collection drink by drink, rather than bottle by bottle.


Small Is Beautiful: The Power Of Nano-Brands in 2018


Iberville A, Hotel Monteleone

In a world that celebrates the small batch and craft producers, this seminar unites three nano-­brand owners to discuss the benefits of remaining small. Philip Duff of Old Duff Genever, Allison Parc of Brenne Whisky and Gable Erenzo of Gardiner Liquid Mercantile answer why nano­-brands could be the future of the spirits world.

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