Top events at Tales of the Cocktail 2019

11th July, 2019 by admin

Thursday, 18 July

The show will offer networking opportunities aplenty

When Small Considerations Have Big Effects – Cognac Experts Sound Off presented by BNIC Cognac


Fleur de Lis Suite, Royal Sonesta

How do grapes grown in chalky soil differ from those grown in sand? Does cellar humidity affect Cognac maturation? These questions and more will be touched upon in a discussion hosted by the Cognac regulatory body the BNIC. Guests will also have the chance to take part in a Q&A at the end of the tasting to ensure all their burning questions have been answered.


Anticipating the Unexpected: Business Fundamentals for New Bar Owners


TBD Royal Sonesta

Front­-of-­house service and a stellar drinks menu are not the only important components that go into opening your own bar. Chall Gray, author of The Cocktail Bar: Notes for an Owner & Operator, will lead a panel discussion sharing the secrets needed to succeed with opening a venue, from the best methods of hiring and working with accountants, lawyers and subcontractors, to the minefield of business insurance.


The New Orleans Cocktail Tour


New Orleans is renowned for its world-­class bar scene. A tour guide will lead you through the French Quarter, where you’ll discover some of the city’s best watering holes and have the chance to sample their wares. The tour will leave at 4pm sharp from Arnaud’s.


Meet the Distillers Happy Hour


North & South Ballrooms, Royal Sonesta

An annual homage to the legends behind the spirits brands we know and love, this is a chance to sample a vast assortment of international spirits in their purest forms. Distillers will be on hand to divulge further details about their brands and products.

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