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Mixing it up with the best of them

The place to be for local cocktail connoisseurs

Gathering at the annual Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans last week are local mixologists (from left) Kevin Beardsley, Brandon Bach, Kevin Martin, Jackson Cannon, Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli, and Steve Diforio. Gathering at the annual Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans last week are local mixologists (from left) Kevin Beardsley, Brandon Bach, Kevin Martin, Jackson Cannon, Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli, and Steve Diforio. (David Grunfeld for The Boston Globe)
By Liza Weisstuch
Globe Correspondent / July 24, 2008

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NEW ORLEANS - Film buffs have the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Indie rockers, South by Southwest in Texas. New Orleans, however, is the province of cocktail connoisseurs. Last week, thousands of bartenders, historians, bon vivants, and barflies poured into the city for Tales of the Cocktail, an annual gathering focused on schmoozing and, of course, imbibing. What ... (Full article: 866 words)

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