It’s that time of year again, when bartenders across Australia start thinking about whether they’ll…
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Never been to Tales of the Cocktail? Then you have to put it in your bucket list. Having celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, Tales has become the most happening event on the planet.
On Saturday night, New Orleans played host to the 5th Annual Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards, which recognises bars, brands and books from around the world. Check out all the winners…
In just a few short days I managed to see some of the most amazing bars I have ever set foot into and become pals with many of the world’s leading drinks aficionados.
A real highlight of this year’s ‘Tales of the Cocktail’ was Dave Wondrich’s take on the History of the Modern American Saloon. Previously, the only time I had been significantly injected with such important perspective was after reading the first ‘Mixologist Journal’ when I truly discovered what could be called the origin of the species; the Punch.
Australian bars were overlooked at the 2009 Tales of the Cocktail awards held in New Orleans at the popular cocktail festival last week. Last year, Melbourne’s 1806 was honoured with the prize for the World’s Best Cocktail List but this year it was pipped by The Merchant Hotel of Belfast in Northern Ireland. This hotel also scored gongs for Best Hotel Bar and Best Drinks Selection.
Check out this interview with Ann Tuennerman at the 7th Annual Tales of the Cocktail which is currently underway in New Orleans. You will have your chance to hear Ann speak at this year’s Sydney BarShow.