Polished Palate Biography


Respected Tequila authority and Maestra Tequilera, Ana Maria  Romero Mena is one of the first Official Catadores of Tequila. Ana Maria  began her career developing a Wine Tasting map to educate those among the Spanish speaking population who were interested in learning more about Wine Tasting.  Later, she found that the complexity of Tequila and its misconceptions were widespread throughout the world and converted her Wine Tasting map to a Tequila Tasting chart.

Ana Maria elaborated the seminar on Apreciación Sensorial del Tequila® , Tequila Sensorial Appreciation, which was given to Tequila Enterprises such as  Sauza, Casa Cuervo, Casa San Matías, Don Julio, 7 Leguas, Herradura, Tequila Regulatory Council and the National Chamber of the Tequila Industry among others.  She  has become an Advisor for the  formation of Taster panels for The Tequila Industry.

She was a columnist for 100% Tequila magazine and wrote the book “Los aromas  del Tequila, el arte de la cata, “The aroma and art of tequila tasting”.   Ana María studied Business Administration at the University of Las Americas and did her specialization in wine at Davis University. 

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