Media Credentials

Media Credential Applications for Tales of the Cocktail

Media Credential Applications for TOTC 2019 are now open!

In 2019 we are offering two types of media credentials. There will be seminar access credentials as well as tasting room access credentials. You will be notified of your access in your acceptance letter.

Media Credentials will only be issued to working editorial media. If you are in marketing or publishing and interested in a partnership with Tales, please email partners@talesofthecocktail.org for assistance.
As a 501c3 non-profit, Tales will be unable to honor any media applications received after the July 1, 2019 deadline due to capacity restrictions and limited credential allotments. Please get your media applications in well before the deadline for an opportunity to attend as registered media at Tales of the Cocktail 2019.

What does a seminar access media credential get me?:

  • Access to the standby line for Educational Seminars (excluding Exclusive Tasting Seminars)
  • Unlimited access to all tasting rooms and daily events (credential wristband required)
  • Dedicated credential pick up area and credential holder lounge open daily
  • Preferred access to presenters and attendees you would like to interview and our assistance in contacting them.

What does a tasting room access media credential get me?:

  • Unlimited access to all tasting rooms and daily events (credential wristband required)
  • Dedicated credential pick up area and credential holder lounge open daily
  • Preferred access to presenters and attendees you would like to interview and our assistance in contacting them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply?

  • All working media are eligible. It is recommended that you have a confirmed assignment.

Can I fill out one application for my whole team?

  • Unfortunately, no. Each member of your team will need to fill out their own application and answer all required questions.

Do you really check my work examples and references?

  • Yes! As much as we would like to take all applicants, we have a limited number of credentials available as we are a 501c3 nonprofit. The review is greatly weighted on the content and thoroughness of the application.

Does it matter when I submit the application?

  • While the applications are rolling, we recommend getting in your application as soon as you have an assignment. You can certainly wait until the deadline, but there will be a smaller pool of credentials available.

How will everyone know I am media?

  • Media will have a distinguished color wristband at Tales of the Cocktail. As selected Media, you will be given a credential wristband. Please wear your credential wristband at all times as this will identify you for access to the standby line and tasting room access. Your wristband will give you access to all tasting rooms as well as serving as your media credential throughout the week. There will be a wristband replacement fee of $130 if you cut off or lose your wristband and need a new one.

Where do I pick up my media credential?

  • Media credential wristbands and event tickets are available for pick up at Tales of the Cocktail® 2019 Credentialed Registration, in the Royal Sonesta, suite number to be announced prior to TOTC. Credentialed Registration will be open from Tuesday, July 16th through Saturday, July 20th from 9 AM to 6 PM.

Can I attend any seminar I’d like?

  • Media will be invited to use the standby line for traditional seminars. Exclusive Tasting Seminars are not included in the seminar selection availability. Due to fire regulations, we cannot allow “standing room” attendance at seminars. If there is a seminar you want guaranteed access to then we suggest purchasing a ticket to the event so you know there will be a space for you.

Do you all have a space we can work?

  • Yes, we have created a Media and Presenter Hospitality Lounge. This will be an outlet to give all the hard-working members of the media a dedicated place to get some work done or just relax for a bit. This intimate space is perfect for doing interviews, writing, editing photos or just taking a quick break to recharge your devices and yourself with some light snacks. Join us throughout the week so you can keep up the good work all Tales long. Location coming soon!

As media do I have access to the Tasting Rooms & Brand Education events?

  • Yes! In the tasting rooms, you get the opportunity to meet brands one on one and learn more about products. Guests will be able to talk with experts from companies, learn about the history of the products, and sample products, some of which are not available in the United States. All Tasting Room and Brand Education sessions are complementary to media and presenters with your credential wristband. Some Brand Education sessions require a free RSVP.

Please feel free to contact Foxglove Communications with any additional questions at:

Gia Vecchio | gia@foxglovecommunications.com | 917-280-5043

Katherine Crawford | katherine@foxglovecommunications.com | 404-513-0528


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