On the opening day of Tales of the Cocktail, the Royal Sonesta’s Round Table Luncheon was a forum for insider tips on the 2014 programming.

Featured guests included Ann Tuennerman, founder and executive director of Tales of the Cocktail; George Sandeman, chairman of the House of Sandeman and seventh-generation Porto expert; Marvin Allen, head bartender for the Carousel Lounge in the Hotel Monteleone and author of “Magic in a Shaker: A Year of Spirited Libations”; and Elizabeth Williams, president of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.

For information about future Round Table events, contact Shari Appel at (504) 553-2221 or sappel@sonesta.com.