Virtual Tequila Tasting
As part of the commemoration of the 210th Anniversary of Mexico’s Independence, on September 16th, and the National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, from September 15th to October 15th, the Consulate General of Mexico in Phoenix is working on different commemorative activities.
They would like to invite you to join “Virtual Tequila Tasting”, that will take place Saturday, September 5th, at 4:30 p.m. (Pacific time).
Gabriela Cañedo, a tequila expert awarded with the title of “Tequila Connoisseur” by the National Chamber of the Tequila Industry, will guide us virtually, from Guadalajara, México, through the tasting of 4 different types of tequila.
As you may know, tequila is a Mexican distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily produced in the state of Jalisco and limited municipalities in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. These areas are all semi-arid with clay soils, mostly plateaus and highlands.
In Jalisco's Tequila region, the fields crowd the slopes of two extinct volcanoes. Due to its historical and cultural importance, the Agave Landscape in Jalisco was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006.
Although tequila is a traditional Mexican beverage, the United States is the largest consumer. In 2019, the U.S. imported 204,326,521 liters of Tequila from Mexico.
For those interested in participating in this unique experience, here is a list of items you will need:
- 1 tequila blanco, 1 reposado, 1 añejo and 1 extra- añejo
- 1 shot glass
- 1 small red cup
- 1 wine glass
- 1 bag of peanuts
- 1 milk chocolate
- 1 dark chocolate
- 1 bottle of water
- 1 bag of cranberries
Instructions to follow the event
Meeting Id: 946 6928 2788
Also, the event will be broadcast on Facebook Live: Consulmex.arizona
Consulate General of Mexico in Phoenix