Following successful stops in Vancouver and Buenos Aires, Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour is taking its show on the road once again, this time to one of the largest and most culturally rich cities in the world: Mexico City. This three-day festival will feature renowned bartenders sharing their insights at a series of educational seminars by day as we dive into Mexico City’s rising cocktail scene by night. Join us in Mexico City in Spring 2015 to get a taste of what Tales of the Cocktail® is all about in a city you’ll never forget.
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Monday, April 20 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Sugar, the Good, Bad and the Ugly

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‘Is a spoonful of sugar really as bad for you as puff of a cigarette? New research would have you believe that Mary Poppins wasn’t trying to make housework fun, but subliminally advertising one of the most highly addictive substances in the world. Forget cocaine or heroin, sugar is being touted as the stealth killer invading our bodies, clogging up our arteries, and generally being evil.

But are we overacting? Isn’t sugar an important part of a balanced diet and most importantly, a balanced drink? Will the Piña Colada have to come with a government health warning or will we have to adapt recipes to respect future ‘responsible sweetening’ regulations? 

Crucially, if our cocktails are put on diets, will they also become a lot less fun to hang out with?
Join Claire Smith-Warner, as we dive into the great big sugar debate with expert panelists Jeffrey Kluger (Science editor, Times Magazine ), Nick van Tiel and health & wellness expert Georgia van Tiel to reveal the bittersweet future of cocktails, with examples of the good, the bad and ugly side of alternative sugars.

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Claire Smith-Warner

Head of Spirit Creation & Mixology, Belvedere Vodka
Claire Smith-Warner is Head of Spirit Creation at Belvedere Vodka and has been working with alcohol in its various forms for over 15 years. Committed to discovering new ways to drink ‘better’, Claire has developed a range of sugar free and 100% fresh fruit flavoured vodkas for... Read More →

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Jeffrey Kluger

Science Editor, Time Magazine
Jeffrey Kluger is the science editor for Time magazine and Time.com, principally covering science and social issues. His newest nonfiction book is The SiblingEffect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us, published in 2011. His newest novel is Freedom Stone, a... Read More →
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Georgia van Tiel

Founder, FIX Consultancy
Georgia van Tiel has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years. Her company, FIX works to promote health and wellness in kids, youth and adults. FIX designs, implements and executes fitness, nutrition and wellness programs to individuals, community groups, schools... Read More →
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Nick van Tiel

Keeping it real
Nick van Tiel is a world-renowned authority on spirits, cocktails and the craft of bartending. He is also an obsessive music fan and has fed this passion by DJing, producing music, and consulting for a number of venues across the world on music and sound design. Beginning his career... Read More →


Monday April 20, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Dona Adela- Hilton Reforma AV. JUAREZ #70. COLONIA CENTRO, Mexico City

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