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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

SF Tequila Tasting Club Education on the 25th

Posted By on Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Blue Agave growing in the Highlands of Jalisco - LOU BUSTAMANTE
  • Lou Bustamante
  • Blue Agave growing in the Highlands of Jalisco

Tequila isn't just for Spring Break anyone. As the tequila category continues to grow and populate with new brands dedicated to craft methods, the gulf has grown between the beachside and dining room. It used to be that all the connoisseur needed to know was to buy 100% blue agave tequila, but now there are more choices than ever. Even with regular visits to Tommy's Mexican, we need help.

Enter the SF Tequila Tasting Club. Started two years ago by agave connoisseur Oscar Fabian as a gathering where people of all levels could experience and learn about tequila, the group meets quarterly to discuss and taste tequila. The events are usually themed, and often host tequila representatives or producers discussing production methods, history, and taste. Fabian makes every attempt to ensure the events are in a comfortable, nonjudgmental setting so that newbies aren't afraid to ask questions. "One of my favorite things is discovering new brands while in Mexico or here in the U.S. and sharing it with fellow 'tequileros'," explained Fabian.

While the club is free to join, tastings are $25 that includes an average of six different tequilas. You can join the club on Meetup, where you can get more info on their next meeting on Sunday, March 25th with a focus on organic tequila.

Lou Bustamante tweets at @thevillagedrunk. Follow SFoodie at @sfoodie, and like us on Facebook.
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