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The Center Room

Center Room Seminars, Demos & Guided Tasting Features

We will be featuring 8 unique seminar sessions, 4 on each day. You’re going to love the evolution of these special seated tastings for our 21st year.

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2018 Seminar Features Line up 
Note: Schedule & Features may expand, change, or shift.


“Bourbon Tasting Wheel”
Anne Born of Brown-Forman Corporation
Featuring a Woodford Reserve spirit tasting and tasting wheel pairing

“There are other drinks besides the Margarita”
Steva Casey, Coordinator of Tiki by the Sea, Bartender at The Atomic
Featuring a Herradura Silver & Herradora Reposado tequila tasting
Plus, instruction on making an Old Fashion and Paloma cocktail

“Hops & Miss Dots: a Beer & Fried Chicken Pairing”
Stuart Carter, Free the Hops
Amy Wellingham, Miss Dots

“Incorporating Botanicals & Florals into Food with Sweet Jon’s Cafe
Joshua Blackwell, Culinary Director, Regional Director / Operator, AL Revelator Coffee Company
Missy Roll, Beverage Director, AL Revelator Coffee Company


“Bad Hombres Pop Up: Tequila vs. Mezcal”
Jose Medina-Camacho, The Marble Ring
Alex Acune Correa, Satterfield’s
Featuring El Jimador Tequila and Ilegal Mezcal 

“Cocktail Seminar”
Eric Bennett, Spirit Professional + Bartender at The Atomic
Details TBA

“Building a Connoisseur’s Wine Collection”
Stephen Humphries, Athens Imports
Stephen will be showing off vintage wines from his private cellar at this special tasting about building a wine collection.

“Wine & Chocolate”
Kathy D’Agostino, Chocolatá Artisanal Chocolates

How to Register?

Register at the Corks & Chefs Entrance table by grabbing a poker chip to reserve your seat at the special feature of your choice.

Seminars are free and available on a first come basis.

35 Person Limit per seminar.

Special Thanks!
Jessica Parsons (Marble Ring) and Steva Casey (Tiki by the Sea, The Atomic) for their expert advice and support!

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