Countdown to Tales of the Cocktail 2012

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Countdown to 10th Anniversary Tales of the Cocktail® Kicks Off at the Newly Renovated Carousel Bar and Lounge

Media and cocktail lovers are invited to the grand re-opening of the Carousel Bar for a preview of what’s in store at Tales of the Cocktail® 2012.

WHO:         
Tales of the Cocktail®, Hotel Monteleone, members of the media and cocktail enthusiasts.

WHAT:          
A joint event with Tales of the Cocktail® and the Hotel Monteleone to officially kick off the six-month countdown to the 10th Anniversary Tales of the Cocktail® and unveil the newly renovated and expanded Carousel Bar and Lounge.
This special event will include:

•    Carousel Bar and Lounge grand reopening and auction of memorabilia
•    Tales of the Cocktail® 2012 countdown event with a sneak peak of spirited events and special unveilings for the festival’s historic 10th Anniversary
•    Preview of the official 2012 poster by artist Robert Rodriguez
•    A look at the cocktail festival’s first book, Tales the Cocktail from A to Z
•    Display of the world record centerpiece, A Million Greetings From New Orleans, by bead artist Stephán Wanger
•    The unveiling of Tales of the Cocktail and Fleurty Girl’s newest Cocktail Collection t-shirt celebrating the Old Fashioned
•    Complimentary Old Fashioneds featuring Benchmark Bourbon and Luxardo Cherries prepared by the Carousel Bar’s renowned bartending team

WHEN:          
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Carousel Bar and Lounge Grand Reopening
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Countdown to Tales of the Cocktail
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Performance by Robin Barnes

WHERE:        
Carousel Bar and Lounge
Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal Street

WHY:           
Over the past decade, Tales of the Cocktail® has only gotten better with age. Now, just six months from its 10th Anniversary, Tales of the Cocktail® is ready to get the party started a little early at Countdown to Tales. This one-of-a-kind media event will give a sneak peak of the spirited events that will make this the biggest and best Tales of the Cocktail yet. Additionally, the Hotel Monteleone will celebrate the reopening of the famous Carousel Bar and Lounge.

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