7th Annual CRAFT AGAVE Tequila & Mezcal Tasting
at The Hotel VIA
Rooftop in San Francisco.
Wednesday May 5, 2021
5:30PM – 8:00PM.
Prices: $200 – $300 for tables.
You are invited to the return of a Bay Area favorite, experiential rooftop spirits tastings atop the beautiful Hotel VIA.
We have implemented careful standards to provide a safe, educational and entertaining experience with craft Tequilas and Mezcals.
Our curated selection of artisanal Mexican spirits will be pre-poured by expert brand ambassadors tableside, thus minimizing overall contact and allowing guests to remain seated during the entire event.
Enjoy spectacular views of the cityscape from your 14th floor reserved table. Tables will be protected from the natural elements under a clear canopy tent. Space heaters are positioned throughout, so guests will be comfortable regardless of weather conditions.
This event will sell out fast so please reserve your table ASAP at:
What is Mezcal?
Video: the fight of Mezcal tradition!
Opposition to NOM 199. Here’s a great quote, loose translation “The fact that a major rock band like the Rolling Stones now say that they prefer mezcal to tequila is proof that we have made progress against all the obstacles”
The rise of Mezcal.
Great for cocktails, better for Oaxaca. That fancy new mezcal in your favorite bar is changing everything in the villages of Oaxaca.
The mixture is the basis for the mezcal and each maestro mezcalero differs a bit on methodology but there are constant debates on what to keep from each step of the distillation process. It can get rather religious at times but Judah pointed out that it’s essential to the process, it’s really where you make the cuts, rather than a question of whether. He also noted that many people blend after distilling from garafones of each portion so that they can narrow the target flavor. Others will make adjustments just to reduce acid levels so that they can ensure that the CRM will certify them.