About Tales of the Cocktail
Founded in 2002, Tales of the Cocktail® has grown from a small gathering of cocktail lovers into the world’s premier cocktail festival. Each year the international spirits industry is welcomed to New Orleans for five days of seminars, tastings, networking events and much more. With 200+ annual events developed specifically for bartenders, distillers and other spirits professionals, Tales of the Cocktail® has become the industry’s annual meeting place for the exchange of new ideas, products and techniques.
Tales of the Cocktail® also produces a number of other events and programs such as Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour, Tales 365 and Tales of the Toddy®, all to further the mission of supporting and growing the international cocktail community.
New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society
Tales of the Cocktail® is produced by the New Orleans Culinary & Cultural Preservation Society (NOCCPS), a non-profit organization committed to supporting, promoting and growing the cocktail industry in New Orleans and around the world. In addition to offering opportunities to learn and acquire new skills through Tales of the Cocktail® and other programs, the NOCCPS invests the proceeds from these events back into the spirits industry through educational programs, scholarships, training programs and financial aid. Since 2008, the NOCCPS has invested more than a half a million dollars in programs like the Cocktail Apprentice Program, the Seal of the Sazerac and a new health and wellness program for members of the hospitality industry.
Tales on Tour!
Following successful stops in Vancouver and Buenos Aires, Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour is taking its show on the road once again, this time to one of the largest and most culturally rich cities in the world: Mexico City. This three-day festival will feature renowned bartenders sharing their insights at a series of educational seminars by day as we dive into Mexico City’s rising cocktail scene by night. Join us in Mexico City in Spring 2015 to get a taste of what Tales of the Cocktail® is all about in a city you’ll never forget.
Tales 365 is a membership program from Tales of the Cocktail® that gives spirits professionals from around the world access to exclusive Tales content and events 365 days a year. Membership includes unprecedented access to Tales of the Cocktail® seminar videos, special live streams with industry influencers, members-only distillery tours, product discounts and much more.