Cocktailers Unite: Tales of the Cocktail comes to Vancouver

The annual festival hits the road for the first time, stopping in BC.

Think you can call yourself a drink aficionado?

Unless you’ve attended Tales of the Cocktail, think again. But now’s your chance. After eight years of being held exclusively in New Orleans, this annual festival for industry people and drink lovers alike is going on a road trip, making a stop in Vancouver, BC.

Held March 13-15 at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, Tales of the Cocktail on Tour will feature six seminars hosted by some of the most respected minds on mixology from our neighbor to the north, as well as a series of events to keep the drinks flowing throughout the weekend.

The inaugural on-tour seminars include the following:

Famous New Orleans Cocktails
Led By Chris McMillan and Philip Greene

Who’s Your Daddy? A Mai Tai Paternity Test

Led by Jeff Berry

For the Love of Gin

Led by Desmond Payne and Dan Warner

The Science of Cocktails: New Techniques Behind the Bar

Led by Dave Arnold and Eben Klemm

The History and Importance of Ice in Cocktails

Led by Charlotte Voisey and Jon Santer

The Birth, Death and Rebirth of Canadian Whisky

Led by Allen Katz and Drew Mayville with Neal McLennan and David Wolowidnyk

Tickets are $155 and go on sale Saturday, January 15th at The ticket package includes your choice of three seminars (each 90 minutes), an invitation to the BC Bar Crawl, event parties access, merchandise and more.

Want more? Plan a trip to New Orleans for the festival’s main event, July 20-24.