Monday, December 11, 2017

Tales of the Cocktail: Spirited Seminars for 2014

March 31, 2014 by  
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Tales of the Cocktail® Announces Spirited Series of Seminars for 2014


Tales of the Cocktail: Rise of the Zombie: Tiki’s Deadly Drink

August 8, 2013 by  
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The Zombie was crazily complicated, with secret ingredients, helping maintain it’s exotic, allure in what was already a fairly wild and unreal landscape.


Tales of the Cocktail: European Rums: What’s the Story?

August 1, 2013 by  
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Global Rum Ambassador, and rum edu-tainer, Ian Burrell reminded that while we often think of rum as Caribbean, it’s really a European beverage, from the beginning.


Tales of the Cocktail: Modifiers: Eternal Life for Cocktails

July 25, 2013 by  
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Part trading quips and part lecture, Philip Duff, Erik Lorincz, Alexandre Gabriel, Joaquin Simo, and David Wondrich put on a very enjoyable and informative talk about the role modifiers have played in creating generations of cocktails.


Tales of the Cocktail: Tangled Up in Blue

August 31, 2012 by  
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Welcome to the first, and maybe the last, technical analysis of blue as a cocktail color, especially as presented by people in white suits that stain really quite well.


Tales of the Cocktail: Curaçao

August 30, 2012 by  
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David Wondrich, Philip Duff, and Alexandre Gabriel tour the history of cirtus and of every bar’s most important cocktail liqueur flavour – curacao.


Tales of the Cocktail: Rum w/ Paul Pacalt and Sean Ludford

August 28, 2012 by  
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Paul Pacalt and Sean Ludford share this history and breadth of rum, and how it should be considered one of the worlds greatest and most varied spirits.


Tales of the Cocktail: “The Making of Liquors”

August 25, 2012 by  
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An amusing and spirited exchange between Alain Royer of Pagès and Matteo Luxardo on French and Italian traditions of distilling, maceration, and flavoring.


Vanilla, Vanilla Baby

August 3, 2011 by  
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Phillip Duff gave a highly entertaining introduction to the story of Vanilla, the most popular flavoring in the Western world. It has been highly regarded, and badly imitated, since it was first introduced to Europeans.


Paul Pacault’s Ultra Advanced Spirit Critic’s Workshop

August 2, 2011 by  
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Paul Pacault led us through his Ultra Advanced Spirit Critic’s Workshop: a detailed and humorous ride through a what to smell, taste, and look for when exploring a spirit, and how some of those flavors and aromas come about.


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