And the Cognac Personality of the Year Award winner is…. Ann Tuennerman, Founder, “Tales of The Cocktail,” The Cognac Awards celebrate personalities in the trade and media who have championed Cognac through their work. Ann Tuennerman is a marketing genius who channeled her passion about the historical significance of the bar and restaurant scene in New Orleans, Louisiana into “Tales of the Cocktail”dedicated to the advancement of the craft of the cocktail through education, networking and promotion.
http://www.talesofthecocktail.com/

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