I am planning to do a giant overview of Tequila on the blog in the very near future. To me, no other spirits category is as misunderstood, as under-appreciated, nor as ripe for a serious renaissnace. In order to give you a breakdown, however, I need to do a bit more tasting and research. In the meantime, you should come in and taste two very special tequilas on your own!
Redwood City will be host Deleon Tequila tomorrow evening from 5 PM to 6:30. I refer to Deleon as the "family-owned luxury brand" and I have written briefly about their products in the past. They are all estate (meaning the make tequila from their own home-grown agave) and their quality (as well as their packaging) is fantastic. They are also quite pricey so now would be a good time to check them out if you've ever been curious.
San Francisco will be hosting one of our favorite producers - Tequila Forteleza. Guillermo Sauza, whose family once ran the eponymous Tequila brand, has long since sold off the name of his family fortune, but not the recipe! They're still making all-estate agave spirit in a pure and rustic fashion. Come and taste through all three tomorrow!
Wednesday evening. 5 PM to 6:30 PM. Tequila is both NorCal K&L locations. Free of charge!!
(note: if you're wondering why LA doesn't do tastings, you'll have to take this up with your city government that decided to add a $40,000 city fee onto the normal $200 licensing fee we paid up here).