April 1st, 2008

Get your Tales tix

Pour it on - Tales of the Cocktail

Drinkboston contributor Scott Howe was trying to explain Tales of the Cocktail to his fellow office workers, most of whom have never sampled a Sazerac, never mind traveled to the Deep South in midsummer to discuss the history of the Martini. The notion of a “cocktail conference” wasn’t quite registering with them. As they gave him quizzical looks, he hit upon an analogy. “It’s like MacWorld for drunks.” They nodded in understanding.

Tales isn’t just a conference. It’s a giant, week-long, educational cocktail party in the birthplace of the cocktail, New Orleans. And it’s a pilgrimage that every Craft Cocktail Convert in the nation makes at least once to anoint him/herself with Peychaud’s bitters. Where else can people attend classes where the instructors serve drinks and don’t assign homework?

Tickets for Tales of the Cocktail, which takes place July 16-20 at the Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter, go on sale today. If you’re thinking of going and want to stay at the hotel, book your room ASAP — attendees get a special rate of $99/night. All the info you need about seminars, events, dinners, hotel reservations, sponsors, etc. is on the Tales website.

Oh, and for the first time this year, there’ll be a group blog, Blogging Tales of the Cocktail: 2008, where drinks bloggers from around the country (me included) review seminars and discuss their experiences, among other topics. In case you missed my impressions from last year’s TOTC, click here.

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4 Responses to “Get your Tales tix”

  1. Adam L

    Spoke with someone at TotC yesterday about the registration page not working yet.

    She said they are working on it!

  2. Lis Riba

    FYI, trying to make plans, I got frustrated that the TOTC schedule is listed alphabetically, rather than chronologically.

    So I reorganized it

    Take a look at http://www.osmond-riba.org/lis/TOTC2008.htm, and feel free to point others there as well.

  3. ljclark

    Wow, Lis. You rock. I will spread the word.

  4. Adam L

    Thanks from me too!

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