Booze News: Meet Garv at Tales of the Cocktail!

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Greetings, fellow inebriates,

Today I bare festive news! Your humble and reclusive guide to soused cinema will crawl out of his hobbit hole for a rare public appearance.

I have been invited to co-host a seminar at this summer’s Tale of the Cocktail event (July 21-25, 2010) in New Orleans. The panel, entitled “Hollywood Cocktails: Louisiana Style” will provide an intoxicating look at cocktails that appear in movies made and set in Louisiana. Brighter luminaries Ted "Dr. Cocktail" Haigh and Cheryl "Miss Charming" Charming will co-host and share their copious knowledge of film and cocktail culture.

Attendees will not only receive a crash course in Louisiana flicks, they'll also get to sample some of the stimulating beverages discussed. For information on this seminar and on other events taking place at Tales of the Cocktail, visit

I'll post an update when ticket information is available. In the meantime, here is the press release for the Hollywood Cocktails panel:

Hollywood Cocktails: Louisiana Style

Friday, July 23, 2010 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Grand Ballroom North, The Royal Sonesta Hotel

Lights! Camera! Action! There are only three people in the known world to collect drink seen in film; Ted Haigh aka Dr. Cocktail, Cheryl Charming aka Miss Charming, and William T. Garver from Come join them as they explore the cocktails seen in film made and set in Louisiana. Should be a great time for all!

Ted Haigh
Ted Haigh aka Dr. Cocktail ( moonlights as a graphic designer for Hollywood films, writes on subjects pertaining to spirits, cocktails, and their histories, and collects drink seen in film. Ted is also the Curator of The Museum of the American Cocktail.

Cheryl Charming
Cheryl Charming a.k.a. Miss Charming from has been collecting drink seen in film since she first started tending bar. She is the annual Cocktail Film Fest host held in New Orleans each spring and maintains the Cocktail Cinema Facebook group. Each year at Tales of the Cocktail she is somehow involved in an event related to cocktails and film.

William T. Garver
William T. Garver Soused cinema enthusiast William T. Garver, a.k.a. garv, has shared his knowledge of cocktail-related film since 2006 through feature articles in Modern Drunkard Magazine. He is also the creator of Booze Movies: The 100 Proof Film Guide (, a popular movie review website that explores the role alcohol has played in motion pictures from the silent era to the present day. His goal is that his readers will find the world of film more intoxicating than they ever imagined. Garv's website has been recommended or cited in several print and online publications including The New York Times, The Sacramento Bee, and The San Diego Reader.

I hope to see you there!



pigamus February 1, 2010 at 8:03 PM  


And, because I'm part of the "booze" part of your endeavor, I completely misread your line: "Garv's website has been recommended or cited in several print and online publications..." as "several pint and online publications." Guess I need one less cocktail before reading Booze Movies!

Inform, indulge and ineb in New Orleans, my friend.

Rowen February 5, 2010 at 11:57 PM  

Man--this is so cool! Congratulations. Maybe I'll actually get it together and go for a change.

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