Tales of the Cocktail Foundation
Claire Warner has worked in the drinks industry for over 20 years, and throughout that time has worn many hats – an award-winning bartender, ambassador, consultant, writer, and spirits judge, and finally, brand and spirit innovator. A tireless advocate for better health and wellness within the hospitality industry, Warner is credited with beginning the movement towards conscious consumption within the drinks industry, creating the ‘Drink, Eat, Live’ platform in 2011.
Today, Claire is best known as the co-founder of Æcorn, a range of British non-alcoholic aperitifs and sister brand to Seedlip, the non-alcoholic category pioneer.
Claire’s is a respected speaker, educator, mentor and industry advocate, whose reach extends well beyond the bar, as an event partner and keynote speaker with Tales of the Cocktail since 2005. In 2010 Claire was inducted into the ‘Dames Hall of Fame’ and won International Brand Ambassador of the Year in 2015.
Warner was the Tales of the Cocktail Co-Chair for the Culture and Co-Chair of the Spirited Awards for many years, before accepting a seat on the board of directors for the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation in 2022.