Confirmed Sponsor Resource

Thank you for participating in Tales of the Cocktail® 2017!

All sponsorships must be confirmed with a contract on or before June 1, 2017 to be included in the NOCCPS State Permit

Sponsorship dollars and product donation will be a tax free donation to the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.

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Confirmed Sponsorship:

Seminars
Tasting Rooms
Dining & Drinking
Happy Hour

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Wednesday, February 15: Early Bird Pricing Ends
  • Monday, March 13: Final Event Information Due*
    *Includes title, description, date, time & locations (to be included on the schedule when tickets go on sale)
  • Thursday, March 30: Tickets on sale to General Public
  • Monday, May 1: All Sponsorships Confirmed and All Outstanding Information Due
  • Monday, May 1: Deadline to submit final spirit order to NOCCPS
  • Thursday June 1: Deadline to confirm participation with signed contract

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Seminar Sponsorship

  • Tales of the Cocktail will purchase all spirits products needed for these events. Suppliers will need to let Tales of the Cocktail know their Louisiana distributor. All spirits used at these events must be available through a Louisiana distributor.
  • Traditional and Technique Seminars- spirit costs are included in the sponsorship fee.
  • Exclusive Tasting Seminars- Tales of the Cocktail will invoice the event sponsor an additional sponsorship fee amounting for the dollar amount of the purchased product, inclusive of tax.

Important Deadlines

  • Tuesday, February 28: Final Seminar Information Due
    *Includes final title, description, panelists & cocktail or tastings
  • Tuesday, February 28: Seminar recipes/tastings due
  • Thursday, June 22: Deadline to receive Promotional Items at the Tales office for seminars

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Tasting Room Sponsorship

  • Suppliers are not allowed to self-supply any spirits product for “Tasting Room” events on the Tales of the Cocktail schedule.
  • To ensure full compliance with the Louisiana Office of ATC’s Special Event laws and regulations, NOCCPS must purchase all product used at “For Purchase” Ticketed Events and Tasting Rooms. All receipts and/or permits will be on premises in case of inspection.
  • Spirits product orders must be sent to Tales of the Cocktail on or before Monday, May 1, 2017.
  • NOCCPS/Tales of the Cocktail will coordinate liquor delivery/pickup to your event and storage directly with your host hotel.
  • Only attendees with a valid, Tasting Room wristband can legally be served.
  • Please have any hired bartenders working your event bring their Safe Serve card or the equivalent from their home city.

Important Deadlines

  • Monday, March 13: Final Event Information Due
    *Includes title, description, date, time & locations (to be included on the schedule when tickets go on sale)
  • Monday, May 1: Deadline to submit complete/final spirit order (all alcohol being poured/used) to NOCCPS

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Tales Dining and Drinking Sponsorship

  • The host restaurant must purchase product directly from the distributor and the costs will be covered in the price of the meal. Spirits cannot be donated to the restaurant or venue.

Important Deadlines

  • Friday, April 15: Deadline to submit all Dining and Drinking event information
    *Includes title, description, menus and personalities
  • Thursday, April 28: Spirited Dinner® Reservations Live & Dynamic Duo & Tales Restaurant Week pages launched

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Happy Hour Sponsorship

  • Tales of the Cocktail will purchase all spirits products needed for these events. Suppliers will need to let Tales of the Cocktail know their Louisiana distributor. All spirits used at these events must be available through a Louisiana distributor.
  • Tales of the Cocktail will invoice the event sponsor an additional amount for the dollar amount of the purchased product, inclusive of tax. Sponsorship dollars and product donation will be a tax free donation to the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Donations and sponsorships are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Important Deadlines

  • Monday, May 1: Deadline to confirm products to be sampled and quantity of each spirit
  • Thursday, June 22: Deadline to receive Promotional Items at the Tales office for the Happy Hour

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