The Polished Palate Presents Spirits of Mexico 2011

Old Town San Diego Fiesta De Reyes

SEPTEMBER 11-18 2011
OLD TOWN SAN DIEGO

State certificate from
Assemblymember Toni Atkins
sanctions Saturday September 17
the official
“Spirits of Mexico Festival Day”
in the state of California—the first ever in history

Historic Old Town San Diego is the scene for the 2011 Spirits of Mexico Festival

The oldest, largest and most comprehensive Festival for agave and other Mexican spirits in the United States, the Spirits of Mexico is held where two cultures meet, at the location of California’s birthplace.  

Celebrating the spirits and the spirit of Mexico, the 2011 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 supported and endorsed by the City of San Diego, the County of San Diego, the State of California in association with the Department of Parks & Recreation, the Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce and its members, and, was notably a San Diego Magazine A-List event!

Proclamation

Spirits of Mexico Festival Day Proclamations 2010 from the City & County of San Diego

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 all meet in San Diego in September 2011 to share their skills, experience and, of course, their spirits!  

SCHEDULE OF 2011 SPIRITS OF MEXICO FESTIVAL EVENTS  

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11

OLD TOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE &
SPIRITS OF MEXICO

TEQUILA TRAIL

SPONSORED BY VITZO BACANORA CREAM
Vitzo

Tour Old Town’s eateries and other venues. Meet brand Ambassadors and learn about Tequila, Mezcal, Sotol, Bacanora… Taste the spirits of Mexico

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MONDAY & TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 12 & 13

5TH ANNUAL SPIRITS OF MEXICO TASTING COMPETITION

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

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14

SOLERNO LIQUEUR 2011 SPIRITS OF MEXICO COCKTAIL CHALLENGE

Barra Barra Saloon, Old Town State Historic Park

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16

SPIRITS OF MEXICO RECEPTION & OFFICIAL AWARDS DINNER

Barra Barra Saloon, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Host Mark DeCarlo

Mark DeCarlo

www.markdecarlo.com

Mark DeCarlo has appeared on a number of major television network shows in the past decade including Fox’s Studs and Big Deal and Travel Channel’s Taste of America with Mark DeCarlo.  Currently, he is the premiere contributing comedic host on ABC’s new Windy City Live which premiered in May 2011 filling Oprah Winfrey’s historic time slot.   

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17, SATURDAY, 5:30PM-9:00PM

SPIRITS OF MEXICO MAIN EVENT

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park  

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SEPTEMBER 18, 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!  

Photos and Video 2010 Festival

Designated Drivers will receive special rates, to come

PLEASE POLISH YOUR PALATE RESPONSIBLY

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

Sponsors

Media Sponsors

  • 91X
  • San Diego Reader
  • San Diego City Beat Real Alternative News
  • Liquid Living Magazine
  • Modern Distillery Age eNewsletter

Public Relations

  • j. simms agency
  • Savvy Drinks

Charity

Sky Ranch Foundation