Tales of the Cocktail Foundation postpones its annual conference, Tales of the Cocktail®, and Spirited Awards® announcements and programming until September 2020. The conference will remain fully digital and will run from Monday, September 21 through Thursday, September 24.
As some bars in the United States (and around the world) begin to reopen in what historically is known as a slow season, we understand the increased challenges that travel restrictions and limited capacity pose on our entire industry. For more than 15 years, New Orleans has been a destination for our extended family, but this year our beloved city will feel distant too. We are taking the time to plan, so we can bring all of our communities closer.
September 21st – 24th, 2020
Founded in 2002, Tales of the Cocktail® has grown from an annual walking tour of historic New Orleans cocktail bars to the world’s premier cocktail festival. This year, the global drinks industry will gather digitally for the 18th Annual Tales of the Cocktail®.
Though it will be in a different form this year, we are formulating a plan to ensure we are able to honor a nearly two decades-long tradition in ways that are safe and feasible.
Tales of the Cocktail® is equal parts cocktail conference and family reunion, featuring a schedule of educational seminars, tastings, competitions, and networking events — representing the latest our industry has to offer. Catch up with old friends, learn some new techniques, and further your career at Tales of the Cocktail® 2020.