Confirmed Sponsor Resource

Tales of the Cocktail 2019
July 16-21, 2019

This summer the worldwide cocktail community will descend on New Orleans once again as Tales of the Cocktail returns for its 17th year. This annual gathering that’s equal parts cocktail conference and family reunion will feature a spirited schedule of brand new seminars, tastings, competitions and networking events representing the latest our industry has to offer. We’ll also have special events planned to honor the tricentennial of our hometown being celebrated this year. Catch up with old friends, learn some new techniques and further your career at Tales of the Cocktail 2019.

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Confirmed Sponsorship:

Seminars
Tasting Rooms
Dining & Drinking
Happy Hour

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Monday, January 7: Sponsorship Sales Begin
  • Thursday, April 15th: Tickets on sale to General Public
  • Wednesday, May 15th: Deadline to submit final spirit order to the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation
  • Friday, May 31st: All Sponsorships Confirmed and All Outstanding Information* Due
  • *Includes title, description, date, time & locations
  • Friday, May 31: Deadline to confirm participation with signed contract

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Seminar Sponsorship

  • All products must be available in Louisiana.
  • The product needed for the seminar(s) will be ordered by TOTCF and we will work with sponsor on donating what is needed. All seminars and cocktails are executed by the Tales and Cocktail Apprentice teams.
  • Exclusive Tasting Seminars- The Exclusive Tasting Seminars are an exception were products that are rare and unobtainable are able to be donated if the products tasted are not available for purchase. If the product needed for the seminar(s) is available in Louisiana, it will be ordered by TOTCF and we will work with the sponsor on donating what is needed. All seminars and cocktails are executed by the Tales and Cocktail Apprentice teams.

Important Deadlines

  • Monday, March 4th: Final Seminar Information Due
    *Includes final title, description, panelists & cocktail or tastings
  • Tuesday, May 7th: Seminar recipes/tastings due
  • Wednesday, June 26th: 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, the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation must order all product used at “For Purchase” Ticketed Events and Tasting Rooms from a Louisiana Distributor. All receipts and/or permits will be on premises in case of inspection.
  • TOTCF will work with you to have your product legally donated.
  • Spirits product orders must be sent to Tales of the Cocktail on or before Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
  • The Tales of the Cocktail Foundation will coordinate liquor delivery/pickup to your event and storage directly with your host hotel.
  • Only attendees with a valid, Tasting Room Access 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

  • Friday, May 10: Final Event Information Due
    *Includes title, description, date, time & locations (to be included on the schedule when Tasting Room schedule goes live)
  • Wednesday, May 15: Deadline to submit complete/final spirit order (all alcohol being poured/used) to the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

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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, May 31st: Deadline to submit all Dining and Drinking event information
      *Includes title, description, menus and personalities
    • Monday, June 3rd: Spirited Dinner® Reservations Live & other Dining and Drinking pages launched

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    Meet the Distillers Happy Hour Sponsorship

  • Sponsorship dollars and product donation will be a tax free donation to the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Donations and sponsorships are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
  • All products must be available in Louisiana.
  • TOTCF will work with you to donate the product needed and TOTCF will order through a Louisiana distributor.
  • Important Deadlines

    • Wednesday, May 15th: Deadline to confirm products to be sampled and quantity of each spirit
    • Wednesday, June 26th: Deadline to receive Promotional Items at the Tales office for the Happy Hour

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