Friday, July 22 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Time for the Vine: Wine-Based Cocktails

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It's been about 5000 years since grapes were crushed into drink. Temples have been constructed, gods dedicated, and wars waged over the nectar. Isn't about time we follow the advice of Homer to the "wine-dark sea" and drink? The ancients provide us with guidance, but we will share with you options to take your ready-made ingredient to new realms. Come join Jason and Meredith Nolley, two NYC industry vets, in teasing forth flavor so readily held in nearby bottles. We will touch on the aromatics of the first cocktails, the secret quinine held in the Piedmont hills, brewed rice concoctions of the Far East, the expectations of the Sherry barrel, and the impression of the the vintage. Our seminar will taste through five examples that prove not all ingredients are pre-ordained, although some certainly have the ingredients.

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Jason Nolley

Senior Wine Consultant, Vias Imports Ltd.
Born into the great wine state of Tennessee, Jason was first introduced to wine and vineyards as a kid during treks to visit his grandparents in Northern California. That, and how to perfectly craft his father’s Manhattans on Friday afternoons. After graduating in 1999 from the... Read More →

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Meredith Nolley

Interior Designer, Aboff's
Meredith is a former Manhattan bartender and restaurant manager now residing in Long Island. A practicing Interior Designer and cocktail enthusiast, Meredith enjoys not only the science but also the practicality of inventive cocktails. Growing up around the world, Meredith has been... Read More →

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Tales of the Cocktail

Founded in 2002, Tales of the Cocktail® has grown from a small gathering of cocktail lovers into the world’s premier cocktail festival. Each year the international spirits industry is welcomed to New Orleans for a week of seminars, tastings, networking events and much more. With... Read More →

Friday July 22, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Bonnet Carre Room at the Hotel Monteleone