The Polished Palate Presents Spirits of Mexico 2009
As Seen In Oprah


Seminars

MAIN CONSUMER EVENT
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2009

-Seminars are reserved for VIP’s-
Pending Space Availability, $10 Per Session purchased separately

- Starting 5PM and throughout VIP Registration -

KHRYS MAXWELL, TEQUILA AFICIONADO

Sponsored by t1-Tequila Uno
t1-Tequila Uno

Before We Begin-A Little Insight to the Subtleties of Tequila  

Did you know that unlike whiskies and cognacs, the aging of tequila does not necessarily make it better, only different? Included in the seminar, Khrys offers insight into the basic differences in blancos, reposados, and anejos and explains the different types of barrels used with the flavors they can impart. Learn about Highlands versus Lowlands Tequilas; Taste cooked agave; learn how to smoothly taste each mark presented at the Spirits of Mexico--such as sip, taste and spit; where to go after the Festival is over (SoCal restaurants/bars/stores) to continue enjoying agave spirits and more.

- 6:15PM -

Judith Meza, Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT)

Consejo Rreculador del Tequila

Meet Judith Meza, CRT Representative, US & Canada. The Tequila Regulatory Council (Consejo Regulador del Tequila, CRT) is the only private organization approved by the Mexican government to certify the industry’s compliance with the mandatory technical regulations (Standards) applicable to Tequila. This compliance is ensured by constant inspection of manufacturing facilities and the issuance of certificates of authenticity that, along with labeling requirements, allow the Council to trace the product back to its source. The CRT’s main goal is to ensure the integrity and authenticity of Tequila to the consumer .

- 7PM -

- MEET Ana Maria Romero Mena, Catadores -

Author – Los Aromas del Tequila

2009 Gourmand Award for Best Spirits Book  

Sponsored by Tequila El Grado / True Blue Imports

- 7:40PM -

 - Meet The Master Distillers -  

Moderated by Michael Morales of Intimate Tequila Tastings™

Master Distillers  

El Perdido Casa San Matias Tequila Uno Tequila Clase Azul Plata

- 8:20PM –  

- Mixology Seminar -  

Charlotte Voisey, Brand Ambassador, Master Mixologist & Judge, Spirits of Mexico Competition

Judge, Spirits of Mexico Competition, 2008 & 2009

SPONSORED BY
Leyenda del Milagro Tequila

JUNIOR MERINO, THE LIQUID CHEF
Judge, Spirits of Mexico Competition, 2008 & 2009

SPONSORED BY
Leyenda del Milagro Tequila

AND FEATURING
Gaston Martinez, Milagro Tequila Brand Ambassador

SPONSORED BY
Leyenda del Milagro Tequila

MORE TO COME