Tiffanie Barriere on fighting for diversity

Having turned an airport bar and restaurant into a destination venue, Tiffanie Barriere went freelance to focus on education, won a major TOTC award, and is fighting for recognition for marginalised communities. *This feature was originally published in the November 2020 issue of The Spirits Business During her seven and a half years at the helm of successful bar and restaurant One Flew South at Hartsfield‐Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Tiffanie Barriere helped to garner an…

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TOTC awards first Great Bar Race grants

The Tales of the Cocktail Foundation has given its inaugural Great Bar Race Inclusion and Representation Grants to Turning Tables and the Made in New Orleans Foundation. Created to promote equity, inclusion and representation in the drinks industry, the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation (TOTCF) Great Bar Race grants were awarded in partnership with Grey Goose vodka. Caroline Rosen, president of TOTCF, said: “I have long admired the ways in which Grey Goose has championed…

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Final Round Of TOTC 2020 Spirited Awards Winners

The 2020 Spirited Awards took place in an exclusively digital format as part of Tales of the Cocktail’s free global conference last week. This year’s conference bears the theme “catalyst,” meaning “to spark change,” and this year’s winners represent a global class of changemakers. The first round of winners were announced on Sept. 21 on the Foundation’s digital platform. The Raise a Glass: 2020 Spirited Awards Preshow were hosted by Ian Burrell and Lynnette Marrero on Sept.…

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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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