Tales of Tales- Season 3 Episode 1

16Aug

Brian Weber interviews Tim Hurlihy, US Ambassador for Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, about his 2016 seminar Egg-scellence - The Story of Eggs in Bars & Cocktails.

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Tales of Tales- Season 2 Episode 15 #SED Talk Part Two

29Jun

#SED Talks: Tales Talks in Just 15 Minutes

The distilled insights of the sharpest mindsin our industry, presenting for no more than 15 minutes each (TED Talks-style),on the widest range of topics at Tales! 

In this edition, recorded at Tales of theCocktail 2015:

Clair Smith Warner and Jeffrey Kluger talk aboutthe Anthropology of the Bar.
Camper English talks about Liqueurs.
Georgie Bell talks about Grain Whiskey.
Chip Tate speaks aboutCraft Distilling

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Tales of Tales- Season 2 Episode 14- #SED Talk Part 1

23May

Tales of Tales- Season 2 Episode 14- #SED Talk Part 1 


On this episode of Tales of Tales we listen in on #SED talks hosted by Philip Duff.  First Jacob Briars and Simon Ford talk about what makes great bars great and how to go from good to great.

Then Derek Elefson talks science!  What are chemicals, (everything?!)  What is the science of flavor?


Podcast by Brian Weber of The Bartender Journey
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NOLA Drinks Season 2- Episode 15- Gardner Dunn

23May

NOLA Drinks Season 2- Episode 15- Gardner Dunn


Suntory National Brand Ambassador Gardner Dunndiscusses Suntory's vivid history and its role within fine drinking culture inJapan.

Podcast by Poppy Tooker.
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NOLA Drinks Season 2- Episode 14- Leonardo Vena

10May

NOLA Drinks Season 2- Episode 14- Leonardo Vena

Lucano 1894’s Marketing Manager, Leonardo Vena, describesthe enduring legacy of his family’s Amaro, an Italian herbal liqueur with a secretrecipe that remains a secret even today.

Podcast by Poppy Tooker.

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Tales of Tales- Season 2 Episode 13- A Talk With A Pro: An Awesome Threesome, Part 2

3May

Tales of Tales- Season 2 Episode 13- A Talk With A Pro: An Awesome Threesome, Part 2
Moderated by Ms. Franky Marshal, in this episode we hear from Ann Tuennerman with some candid talk about Tales Of The Cocktail.  We hear about what it takes to create a World Class event like this and some of the challenges and successes.  Also on the panel is Clair Smith-Warner, Head of Spirit Creation & Mixology at Belvedere Vodka and Lorena Vásquez, Master Blender of Zacapa Rum.  Awesome indeed!
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NOLA Drinks Season 2 Episode 13- Brigid Meints

19Apr

NOLA Drinks Season 2 Episode 13- Brigid Mein

Brigid Meints, PhD student at Washington State University’sBread Lab and Small Grains Breeding Program, tells all about her process ofbreeding barley and dry beans, as well as her collaborations in craft maltingwith brewers and whiskey distillers. 

Podcast by: Poppy Tooker

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Tales of Tales Season 2 Episode 13- Talk with a Pro: An Awesome Threesome, Part One

11Apr

Tales of Tales Season 2 Episode 13- Talk with a Pro: An Awesome Threesome, Part One 


Moderated by Ms. Franky Marshall, who has bartended at many of the best bars in NYC including Clover Club and Monkey Bar. Marshall was on the opening team of Dead Rabbit and helped revamp The Holiday Cocktail Lounge.


Panelists Include:

  • Claire Smith-Warner
:  Head of Spirit Creation & Mixology,Belvedere Vodka
  • Lorena Vásquez: Master Blender, Zacapa Rum
  • Ann Tuennerman, Founder and Executive Director, Tales of the Cocktail.

      In Part One of the seminar we hear how Claire developed her skills and career.  We also learn about the art of blending and tasting from Lorena.

      Next time in Part Two, we will learn about the inner workings of Tales Of The Cocktail from Ann

 Tuennerman.



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NOLA Drinks Season 2- Episode 12- Rob Bigelow

7Apr

NOLA Drinks Season 2- Episode 12- Rob Bigelow

Rob Bigelow, Director of Wine Education at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, provides tips
for using fine wine in cocktails and gives us a virtual mixing demonstration.

Podcast by Poppy Tooker. 
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Tales of Tales- Season 2 Episode 12- A Bottle & A Cork: Bars of Old New York, Part Two

21Mar

Tales of Tales- Season 2 Episode 12- A Bottle & A Cork: Bars of Old New York, Part Two

David Wondrich's great seminar about thehistory of the bars of New York, from the end of the Revolution to the endof the Civil War. 

From the famous classic New York bartenderJerry Thomas to the lesser known Cato Alexander we learn about thepersonalities and bars that shaped the New York bar scene.

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