Unmissable events at Tales of the Cocktail 2020

While Covid-19 may have scuppered plans to host Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, a full-to-the-brim schedule of online events awaits. Here, we highlight the seminars and masterclasses not to be missed. From feeling the New Orleans sun kissing your skin and sipping ice‐cold cocktails to bumping shoulders with the great and good of the spirits world – not to mention the hundreds of immersive seminars, tastings and tours – there are dozens of…

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The top four Spirited Awards 2020 finalists

Tales of the Cocktail has revealed the shortlist for its 14th annual Spirited Awards, with The Spirits Business named one of the top four finalists for Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication. In May, Tales of the Cocktail (TOTC) revealed the top 10 nominees for each category in its Spirited Awards 2020. However, some of these nominees will no longer be up for the award they were nominated for. This year there were a number of…

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Tales of the Cocktail postponed until September

The Tales of the Cocktail Foundation has postponed its annual conference and further announcements regarding this year’s Spirited Awards until September 2020. The conference will take place in a digital format from Monday 21 September to Thursday 24 September. Tales of the Cocktail said in an update: “While we continue to navigate the challenges presented to our industry during this global pandemic, we are also aware of the unique circumstances impacting the communities we serve.…

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Spirited Awards names 2020 regional nominees

Tales of the Cocktail (TOTC) has revealed the top 10 regional finalists for each category in its Spirited Awards 2020 following a record number of submissions. This year marks the 14th annual Spirited Awards, which celebrates the best of the on-trade industry. With the majority of events and trade shows across the drinks industry currently being cancelled or postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation felt it was “more…

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Dante nabs World’s Best Bar title at Spirited Awards

New York’s Dante has walked away with the top accolade at Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards, winning the title of World’s Best Bar. Hosted over the weekend in New Orleans, the 13th annual Spirited Awards is one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies for the on-trade, recognising excellence among bartenders, bars, brand ambassadors, writers and publications. The World’s Best Bar award is given to the venue that achieved the most votes across the American…

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