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Amanda Shires

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for singer/violinist Amanda Shires. more

Closing Reception: …

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
You are invited to join us for the closing reception for the True Colors… more

Closing Reception:…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
You are invited to join us for the closing reception for the True Colors… more

COOLinary New…

Aug 29 - 31, 2014
It is going to be a delicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of… more

Hotel New Orleans…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for the Strut + Swim poolside fashion show with Fashion Week New… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Le Petit Theatre's new season gets off to a whirlwind start with "Nine… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Chris Mule and the Perpetrators. more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Jon Cleary and the Monster Gentlemen. more

Mark of the Feminine

Aug 29 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Southern Decadence…

Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

The Historic Carver…

Aug 29 - 31, 2014
Come out this Labor Day weekend for a night of fun, laughther, and good old… more

The Roosevelt New…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, will feature the life and… more

The Saenger Theatre…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Cresent City get ready for a Night of Euphoria with the one and only Will… more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Debi and the Deacons. more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Jay B. Elston Duo. more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Way Too Early. more

True Colors Exhibition

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
This exhibition aims to represent people of all sexualities, genders, races and… more

Abita Springs Opry at…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Two bands - Three Hours - Five Saturdays First band plays approx 12 noon… more

Abita Springs Opry in…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Join us every Saturday in August for The Abita Springs Opry concert… more

Dinneral Shavers…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
This annual event is a free school supply giveaway targeted towards all New… more

Amanda Shires

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for singer/violinist Amanda Shires. more

Tales of the Cocktail® Establishes B.A.R. Scholarship Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tales of the Cocktail® Establishes B.A.R. Scholarship Program

This special program awards ten scholarships to former Tales of the Cocktail® apprentices to attend the renowned Beverage Alcohol Resource (B.A.R.) Program.

NEW ORLEANS - December 31, 2012 - Tales of the Cocktail®, in its on-going effort to support and cultivate the international bartending community, has established a new scholarship program that will allow 10 former apprentices to complete the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource (B.A.R.) Program. These ten recipients will receive a scholarship valued at $3,800 and a $500 travel stipend to attend the 11th B.A.R. five-day Spirits & Mixology Certification Program, happening at New York's Astor Center on September 23-27, 2013. In addition, Tales of the Cocktail® will have an additional $10,000 in funding for those who want to attend and further their education through the program.

"We're very excited to be able to provide this educational opportunity to the Cocktail Apprentice community," said Paul Tuennerman, Chief Business Officer, Tales of the Cocktail®. "There's probably no better, single classroom achievement to document one's capabilities behind the rail, than the Beverage Alcohol Resource Educational Program."

Founded and run by six of the biggest names in mixology-Steve Olson, Dale DeGroff, Andy Seymour, Doug Frost, David Wondrich and F. Paul Pacult-the B.A.R. Program has become one of the most revered mixology training programs in the country. This scholarship is open to those former apprentices that have apprenticed at Tales of the Cocktail® in the past five years. Applications will be available online at TalesoftheCocktail.com in January 2013 and recipients will be announced in the spring.

"We are delighted to join with our friends and colleagues at Tales of the Cocktail," said F. Paul Pacult, Co-Managing Partner, B.A.R. LLC. "This is an unprecedented teaming of two compatible organizations for the express purpose of providing spirits and mixology education at what we believe to be the highest level. We look forward to welcoming the scholarship winners into the B.A.R. five-day circle of professionals."

"B.A.R. is currently one of very few outlets for bartenders to take their education to another level," said David Delaney Jr. Global Brand Ambassador for Angostura Rum and Bitters. "I had been accepted to the program back in 2010 and again in 2011 but couldn't afford the cost. When Tales of the Cocktail announced its scholarship applications, I thought it would be a great opportunity to apply for help in funding this education. After all, Tales of the Cocktail has proven to aid in just that, the education and awareness of our industry to bartenders and consumers alike."

The new B.A.R. scholarship program joins the already established Cocktail Apprentice Scholarship program, which is now in its third year. This program was established to give former apprentices the opportunity to pursue educational opportunities and research projects that help them further their own cocktail knowledge and benefit the cocktail industry as a whole. The 2012 Cocktail Apprentice Scholarship recipients were:

Chris Churilla (Bartender, Terminus - Corvallis, OR)

Class of 2010

$2500.00 "Artisanal Spirits of the Pacific Northwest"

 

Jason Kemp (Bar Manager, The Family Dog - Atlanta, GA)

Class of 2011

$3000.00 "Angostura thru Prohibition"

 

Logan Lavachek (Bartender, Highball - Chicago, IL)

Class of 2011

$5000.00 "Digital Cocktail Aggregate"

 

Franky Marshall (Bartender, Monkey Club & The Tippler - New York, NY)

Classes of 2009, 2010 & 2011

$1500.00 "Ms. Franky on Stage"

 

David Delaney, Jr. (Bartender, Citizen - Boston, MA; Bar Manager, Still & Stir - Worcester, MA)

Class of 2011

$2500.00 "B.A.R."

 

Thomas Klus (Bar Manager, Kask - Portland, OR)

Classes of 2010 &11, Tales on Tour Vancouver 2010

$3000.00 "P.U.B."

 

Brian Matthys (Bartender Le Bernardin - New York, NY)

Classes of 2009 &2010

$5000.00 "Shochu Beyond the Highball."

 

Neil Kopplin (Creator and Owner Imbue Vermouth - Portland, OR)

CAP Classes of 2010 &11

$2500.00 "Roots...Tracing Origins of Vermouth and Amaro"