Tequila Tasting 4/29

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by HVINE ADMIN on April 24, 2010

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Tequila is a Blue Agave-based spirit made primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands of the western Mexican state of Jalisco.The red volcanic soil in the region surrounding Tequila is particularly well suited to the growing of the blue agave, and more than 300 million plants are harvested there each year.

Mexican laws state that tequila can be produced only in the state of Jalisco and limited regions in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas.

Tequila was first produced in the 16th century near the location of the city of Tequila, which was not officially established until 1656. The Aztec people had previously made a fermented beverage from the agave plant, which they called octli (popularly called pulque), long before the Spanish arrived in 1521. When the Spanish conquistadores ran out of their own brandy, they began to distill this agave drink to produce North America’s first indigenous distilled spirit.

“Who among us hasn’t lifted a glass to celebrate a joyous occasion, or thrown back a shot to honor a fading, yet fresh memory?”

–          Jose Leonardo Lopez

Blue Head Tequila Big Chief

HOLLYWOOD VINE TEQUILA TASTING!

Thursday April 29th, 2010

7:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings

BLUE HEAD TEQUILA SILVER

Crystal clear colored. Nose offers pungent complex aromas. Intense flavors yet attractively earthy. Wonderful development in the mouth, smooth, and very expressive. Great character with a lengthy finish.

IWSC SILVER 2009, Best In Class

Retail $37.99

BLUE HEAD TEQUILA REPOSADO

Pale Watery color with a hint of gold. Complex aromas, a whiff of cinnamon with malty grain notes. Beautiful integration of spirit and wood, a full flavored style which

is very elegant on thefinish. IWSC GOLD 2009, Best In Class

Retail $39.99

BLUE HEAD TEQUILA AÑEJO

Dark Bronze. Exotic characters in great amounts. Wonderful butterscotch flavor surrounded by an earthy complex of flavors. Carried into the mouth cleanly and spirited. Twist of smoke links the flavors and leads to full powerful finish.

IWSC GOLD 2009, Best In Show

SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS DOUBLE GOLD 2008

Retail $42.99

“A one-liter bottle of limited-edition premium tequila was sold for $225,000 in July 2006 in Tequila, Jalisco, by the company Tequila Ley .925. Guinness World Records for the most expensive bottle of spirit ever sold.”