Things to do in Vancouver: Tales of the Cocktail 2012

Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 in Things to Do in Vancouver | 0 comments

Last year, Vancouver Food Tour attended the most celebrated Cocktail Festival in Vancouver’s history.  For the first time, Tales of the Cocktail traveled from New Orleans to Vancouver.  The informative and fabulous cocktail conference gathered skilled bartenders and cocktail lovers from across the continent.

Guess what? They’re back for 2012.

Tales of the Cocktail Vancouver - Photo by Melody Gourmet Fury of Vancouver Food Tour

By day, seminars, competitions, and demonstrations take place at the hotel.  By night, a variety of events take place at the best bars, restaurants, and venues across the city.  We could barely catch up with all the tastings, parties, and dinners last year – phew!

If you’re a cocktail lover, fanatic, enthusiast… call it what you like, purchase your ticket now.  The all-inclusive passes to this four-day festival are currently available on their website for $195 USD.

Be sure to check out other exciting events such as the BC bar crawl, tasting rooms, and the Spirited Dinners series. Cheers!

Tales of the Cocktail Vancouver - Photo by Melody Gourmet Fury of Vancouver Food Tour

From the press release:

This February 12-15, Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour returns to Vancouver to celebrate the city’s emerging cocktail culture and give a small taste of what’s in store at this summer’s 10th Anniversary Tales of the Cocktail® in New Orleans. Access to this second annual event is available exclusively through an all-inclusive festival pass, on sale now at for just $195 plus service fees. This pass gives guests full access to all Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour events including seminars, tasting rooms, parties and more; each featuring some of the biggest names in mixology from Canada and around the world.

“Vancouver is such a rich, vibrant cocktail city. We couldn’t help but come back for a second year,” said Ann Tuennerman, Founder of Tales of the Cocktail®. “With all the friends we’ve made north of the border, it’s really become our home away from home.”

Held once again at the stunning Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, the festival continues to grow with several new events including five tasting rooms, “Meet the Maker”, a specialty coffee bar and the Mott’s Clamato Caesar Bar. Toasted at events throughout the four days will be Jacob Sweetapple’s Roaming Buffalo Punch, the official cocktail of Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour Vancouver 2012. The Vancouver mixologist’s bourbon, Cointreau and cognac concoction was chosen by a panel of cocktail experts from more than 50 submissions by Canada’s most accomplished bartenders.

Members of the Canadian Professional Bartenders Association (CPBA), are encouraged to reach out to their chapter president to learn about special promotions and opportunities to be a part of Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour Vancouver 2012. Please email for more information, or to become a member of the CPBA please visit

We are 18 days away from the most electric cocktail event in North America, and tickets are going fast! Be part of the action, the history and contemporary bartending culture, as it unfolds over this 4-day festival. Bartenders, cocktail and spirit enthusiasts, restaurant and hospitality industry, scientists, chefs, and writers will be in town from all over the world for this legendary festival; and you should be too! Specific event schedule with parties, tasting rooms and seminars (all included in the $195-all-inclusive pass), plus Spirited Dinner™ information, BC Bar Crawl and much more, please visit

About Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour Vancouver

Tales of the Cocktail® is taking its show on the road once again for Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour Vancouver. This February we will return to our home away from home for four days of seminars, tastings, special events and more; each featuring some of the biggest names in mixology from around the world. Join us February 12-15 as we dive deep into the cocktail culture of Vancouver and sample a taste of what is in store at the 10th Anniversary Tales of the Cocktail® this summer in New Orleans.

 About Tales of the Cocktail®

Tales of the Cocktail® is the world’s premier cocktail festival, bringing together the most respected minds on mixology for five days of cocktails, cuisine and culture. Held annually in New Orleans, this international event has something for cocktail professionals and enthusiasts alike; with a spirited schedule of seminars, dinners, competitions and tasting rooms; where brands showcase their latest products. Tales of the Cocktail® returns in 2012 for a historic milestone—its 10th Anniversary of rocking the cocktail world. Join the celebration July 25-29, 2012 and see how Tales of the Cocktail® only gets better with age.

 About the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society

The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society (NOCCPS) is a non-profit organization committed to preserving the unique culture of cocktails and cuisine in New Orleans and beyond. Since it’s founding in 2006 the NOCCPS has supported members of the hospitality industry through programs like the new Apprentice Aid Fund, providing financial assistance to former apprentices in times of medical need, the Cocktail Apprentice Scholarship Program and the Flo Woodward Memorial Scholarship as well as the production of events like Tales of the Cocktail®.

 For more information and tickets to the most spirited event of the Spring, visit

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