The Polished Palate Presents Spirits of Mexico 2010

Fiesta De Reyes

The Polished Palate is proud to be returning to historic Old Town San Diego for its entire Spirits of Mexico Festival in 2010.

The oldest and most comprehensive agave spirits Festival in the United States, this year’s Spirits of Mexico will be held during the 200 th anniversary of Mexico’s independence at the location of California’s birthplace.  

Celebrating the spirits and the spirit of Mexico, the 2010 Festival is made possible by the generous contribution of Fiesta de Reyes within Old Town San Diego State Historic Park .

The Spirits of Mexico Festival is also supported and endorsed by the City of San Diego, the State of California in association with the Department of Parks & Recreation and the Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce and its members.

The Festival is and always has been a celebration of the Distiller’s Art. From its inception, the Festival was designed to take place around Mexican Independence Day, to honor the generations of Master Distillers & Blenders whose art and soul exists in every luscious drop.

Master Distillers & Blenders, Authors, Tequileras, Tequileros, Mixologists, Aficionados & Ambassadors of world-renown and new-to-market brands will all meet in San Diego in September 2010 to share their skills, experience and, of course, their spirits!  

SCHEDULE OF 2010 SPIRITS OF MEXICO FESTIVAL EVENTS  

-AUGUST-

WEEK OF AUGUST 16

4TH ANNUAL SPIRITS OF MEXICO AGAVE COMPETITION

Best Western Hacienda Hotel , Old Town San Diego
(private; judging by invitation only)

More information is available at the Competition Home Page 

AUGUST 17, TUESDAY EVENING

NEW IN 2010 SPIRITS OF MEXICO SANGRITA CHALLENGE
SEMI-FINALS

(judges by invitation only)

Open to the Public. Barrio Star Restaurant, San Diego
San Diego, CA

 -SEPTEMBER-  

SEPTEMBER 15, WEDNESDAY EVENING

NEW IN 2010
SPIRITS OF MEXICO SANGRITA CHALLENGE
FINALS

Café Coyote
Old Town San Diego, CA

SEPTEMBER 17, FRIDAY EVENING

SPIRITS OF MEXICO TASTING RECEPTION & OFFICIAL AWARDS DINNER

Barra Barra Saloon, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

SEPTEMBER 18, SATURDAY, 1 – 4PM

A TASTE OF OLD TOWN FIESTA OF FLAVORS

Plaza de las Armas, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Brought to you by Fiesta de Reyes, Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce and sponsors

SEPTEMBER 18, SATURDAY EVENING, 6PM-10PM

SPIRITS OF MEXICO MAIN EVENT

The Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

SEPTEMBER 18, SATURDAY EVENING, 10PM

SPIRITS OF MEXICO AFTER PARTY

Casa de Reyes Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

SEPTEMBER 19, SUNDAY

ANNUAL LOBSTER BUS

All day excursion to Puerto Nuevo
Brought to you by Poco Tequila

Additional Festival related events will be posted  

!Check Back Soon!

Visit the 2009 Festival Page

PLEASE POLISH YOUR PALATE RESPONSIBLY

Must be of legal drinking age and present valid ID to attend

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