Last year, I attended the first ever Tales of the Cocktail mini-conference in Vancouver, a condensed version of the full-on booze blowout that happens every July in New Orleans.
Both events are entirely too much fun, but the Vancouver one is slightly more manageable as it is 1) closer, and 2) shorter. (Still, go to New Orleans in July. I plan to be there, and I want to see you).
In 2012, Tales returns to Vancouver February 12–14. As in 2011, conference HQ is at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel and there will be six seminars, a bunch of tasting rooms, and opening and closing receptions.
Tickets for the public will go on sale in November but if you’re a member of the media or a bartender who is interested in apprenticing, hit up the Tales website to register now.
And to get a sense of what this whole thing is about, you might consider checking out my coverage from last year.