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The Artesian Named World’s Best Cocktail Bar at Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards

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The world’s top bars, bartenders, brand ambassadors, spirits and writers were honored at the 8th Annual Spirited Awards, which took place at the 12th annual Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. [...]

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2014 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards Finalists Announced

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The Top Four Finalists have been announced for the 8th Annual Spirited Awards, taking place on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the 12th annual Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. Los Angeles finalists include Brooke Arthur (Best American Brand Ambassador), Honeycut (Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar), The Spare Room (Best American Hotel [...]

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Thirsty in NOLA: Tales of the Cocktail 2013 Part Two

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Dale DeGroff at Juniperlooza

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CONTINUED FROM THIRSTY IN NOLA: TALES OF THE COCKTAIL 2013 PART ONE

The second half of Tales of the Cocktail 2013 would bring a few surprises, including drinks from a New Orleans legend, an unexpected tasting, a [...]

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Thirsty in NOLA: Tales of the Cocktail 2013 Part One

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Last month, industry professionals and sturdy livers from around the world gathered in New Orleans once again for Tales of the Cocktail (TOTC). Following last year’s massive 10th anniversary celebration, this year’s Tales was only slightly less epic in scale. From the opening Toast to Tales, [...]

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Tales of the Cocktail 2013: Mandarine Napoléon Battle of the Sexes

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On the first day of Tales of the Cocktail 2013, the Napoleon House was the site of the inaugural Mandarine Napoléon Imperial Battle of the Sexes. [...]

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Tales of the Cocktail 2013: Boston’s Drink Named World’s Best Cocktail Bar

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The 2013 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards were in a New York state of mind, but it was Drink from Boston that took home the top prize, World’s Best Cocktail Bar. [...]

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2013 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards Finalists Announced

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The Top Four Finalists have been announced for the 7th Annual Spirited Awards, taking place on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the 11th annual Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. [...]

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Tales of the Cocktail 2012: Los Angeles Toasts The Varnish at the Spirited Awards

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On Saturday of the 10th Annual Tales of the Cocktail, two events loomed large on the itinerary: Pig & Punch and the 2012 Spirited Awards. [...]

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Tales of the Cocktail 2012: Employees Only at One Eyed Jacks

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On Thursday night of the 10th Anniversary Tales of the Cocktail, Employees Only took over One Eyed Jacks for a night of craft cocktails, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, live music, burlesque and “other unspeakable delights.” [...]

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Tales of the Cocktail 2012: Willie Mae’s, Stephen Crane, William Grant & Sons

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Day One of Tales of the Cocktail 2012 included an epic lunch at Willie Mae’s Scotch House, a forgotten tiki hero, and the William Grant & Sons Big Birthday Party. [...]

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